Why you need to be incorporating fermented skincare products in your routine.

Why you need to be incorporating fermented skincare products in your routine.

Published by DeBritt Ealey on Apr 10th 2023

Today I'd like to talk about why we use a variety of different ferments in our Qi Restore Balancing Serum and what makes them a vital element in our products.

Fermentation has long been used in food preservation and in creating flavorful and nutritious foods like cheese, yogurt, and sauerkraut. However, the use of fermentation has expanded beyond the kitchen and into the world of skincare. Fermented skincare has been gaining popularity in recent years and for good reason - using ferments can do wonders for the skin. Fermented skincare products contain live bacteria that work to promote healthy skin by balancing the skin's microbiome.

Fermented skincare is created by allowing beneficial bacteria and yeast to break down natural ingredients like fruits, vegetables, and herbs. This process releases enzymes and organic acids that can help improve the health and appearance of the skin.

Here are some of the reasons why using ferments is so good for the skin:

  • Enhanced absorption: Fermented skincare products are typically more easily absorbed by the skin. The fermentation process breaks down the molecules in the ingredients, making them smaller and easier for the skin to absorb. This means that the skin can more effectively benefit from the nutrients and active ingredients in the product.
  • Improved skin barrier function: The organic acids produced during fermentation can help improve the skin's natural barrier function. This can help to lock in moisture and protect the skin from external irritants and pollutants.
  • Increased hydration: Fermented skincare products can help to hydrate the skin from within. The fermentation process produces hyaluronic acid, which is known for its hydrating properties. This can help to plump up the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Soothing properties: Fermented skincare products can be particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin. The organic acids and enzymes produced during fermentation can help to soothe and calm the skin, reducing redness and inflammation.
  • Antioxidant benefits: Fermented skincare products can contain high levels of antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. This can help to prevent premature aging and keep the skin looking youthful and healthy.

Using fermented skincare products can be a great way to improve the health and appearance of your skin. With their ability to enhance absorption, improve skin barrier function, increase hydration, soothe the skin, and provide antioxidant benefits, fermented skincare products are definitely worth considering as part of your skincare routine.