If there’s one skincare goal we’re all thirsty for, it’s glowing skin. The thing is, there’s a new skincare trend brewing, and it promises skin that radiates so much that your lit factor gives the sun a run for its money. The fad in question? Fermented beauty.
Fermented skincare isn’t new, per se, but brands are making tons of interesting and high-powered formulations. In fact, you’ve probably been using fermented skincare for years without even realising it. Popular ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, amino acids, and peptides are all technically fermented to perfection. These fermented ingredients can unleash lots of goodness for your complexion. Yup, it’s true, and TBH it’s a pretty exciting topic. So hold on to your wine/kombucha and get your scrolling finger ready because we’re diving into the world of fermented skincare.
Hailing from Korea, it’s a beauty trend that will not stop popping up everywhere! Products that specifically refer to themselves as ‘fermented skincare’ often contain either probiotics or plant ingredients plus yeast or beneficial bacteria to break sugars down into acids, postbiotics, and probiotics.
During fermentation, enzymes break down ingredients like fruits or yeast to produce probiotics such as acids, peptides, and antioxidants. Because of the way they are synthesized, these metabolites are more concentrated and way more potent. And because of their small size, they can penetrate the skin more easily. Some of the most popular fermented ingredients have tons of benefits for the skin. From boosting hydrating to supporting collagen production, and keeping your skin fresh and glowy – fermented ingredients are the star of your skincare routine. Some of the fermented ingredients include lactic acid, amino acids, probiotics, hyaluronic acid, fruit acids, or AHAs.
This glow-inducing peptide serum makes it to our list of favourites. It’s light on and our wallets but super heavy in the hydration department. Plus, if you’re on the oilier side, or just hate the feel of heavy products on your skin, you’ll love how quickly this feathery light serum will sink in. And the results just keep getting better and better; expect to see dewy, plump skin in 4 weeks.
This all-star formula brightens the skin and refines the texture while providing a long-lasting hydration. You can use it in the a.m. or p.m. post cleansing and toning. The serum will legit leave you with radiant, baby-soft skin.
SK-11 Facial Treatment essence contains a proprietary liquid of amino acids and vitamins that is synthesized from yeast fermentation. It is considered gold standard as it hydrates and lightly exfoliates, leaving a glow after being applied.
Leave it to SkinCeautricals to have a high-powered serum highlighting fermented ingredients. One of the main actives in this serum is kombucha, so your skin will be soft and smooth after you use it.
You glow girl!
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