A processing technique that’s been used for thousands of years, most related to food. The methods of producing wine, cheese, kombucha or even kimchi all involve a fermentation process. With so much evidence that fermented foods - and the enzymes they contain - are essential for a healthier body, one can imagine the nutritional benefits fermented ingredients can bring to skincare.
The most common ingredients in skincare that can undergo fermentation are fruits, plants, herbs, and yeast. During fermentation good bacteria help to break down ingredients into smaller molecules so that their nutrients and minerals can be more rapidly absorbed into the skin. The slow alteration process enhances ingredients to become much richer in antioxidants and amino acids which have an incredibly beneficial effect on skin. For example, a glass of wine contains loads more antioxidants than plain grapes thanks to fermentation. Furthermore, because the fermentation process helps to preserve the product’s shelf life with antimicrobial properties, they usually don’t need a lot of preservatives.
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