Fermented Skincare – The Latest Korean Beauty Trend

Fermented skincare products are getting the attention in South Korea and around the world; from soy beans and hibiscus to snow lotus and fruit water.

Fermentation is a process one usually associates with food and wine but it seems that the Koreans are putting them on their faces instead. Before your reach for your yoghurt, let’s try to make sense of this.

Pass the kimchi

In food, fermentation is a process and preservation technique where lactic acid is produced. This applies to food products such as pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi, to name a few. The benefits of eating fermented food are plenty but basically, it encourages a healthy gut.

But what good does it do when it comes to skincare?

Enzymes and Aminos Acids

It is believed that skincare products containing fermented ingredients has anti-aging benefits. Apparently, as the fermentation produces enzymes and amino acids, this hastens skin cell turnover. The process involves breaking down particles, which results in products that are milder but nonetheless more effective on skin. Some even claim that they are able to address pigmentation and dry skin issues.

Cosmetic chemists, on the other hands, say that fermented skincare products don’t do anything for the skin. Fermented products are only effective when consumed or ingested, as the body’s biochemical process is able to extract and utilise their benefits; as in the example of food.

The efficacy of fermented skincare products is debatable and there is no evidence that it works. There is nothing like turning to tried and tested methods like exfoliating your skin regularly to encourage skincell renewal or applying vitamin C serum to aid rejuvenation. Try to make time for a few treatment facials or anti-aging laser treatments throughout the year to maintain skin health too. Our skin needs the right kind of investment so do your research well.

 

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