What Is Fermented Beauty?
By now, you should be all fermented out! You’ve heard of your microbiome and why it’s so important to keep your gut healthy and happy. Check! You’ve read up on probiotics and what the heck kefir is. Check, check. Maybe, you’ve even tried to brew your own kombucha to get that fizzy, effervescent fermented drink right in the comforts of your own home. Triple check. Well now, fermented beauty products have been taking the world by storm! Our body’s love fermented foods because they promote a healthy gut along with a multitude of other things (like a stronger immune system, reduced anxiety, decreased belly fat and reduced blood pressure!) so it’s no surprise our skin loves it to! Fermented skin care means that microorganisms, or good bacteria, have been added into the product. These microorganisms release enzymes that break down the molecules in the ingredients, making it easier for our skin to absorb and boosting the nutrient content, all while removing irritating elements (like pesticides) and creating new substances that are great for your skin! The end result is a skin care product that is a nutrient powerhouse and fermented skin products are especially great for someone with sensitive skin.
Benefits of Fermented Skin Care Products
Our Fermented Products
Just like your gut, your skin loves these fermented products too! Our line of fermented skin care products at Swanicoco includes our brightening eye cream that is filled with natural ingredients to banish dark circles, a peptine eye cream that firms, smooth’s and lifts the delicate skin around your eyes, a facial emulsion that’s hypoallergenic and lightweight but still manages to pack a moisturizing punch to dry, dull skin, a wild ginseng emulsion that contains Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) which provides anti-wrinkle care while boosting moisture and minimizing fine lines, a wild ginseng toner that defends against free radicals and environmental stressors with stem cell technology and a snail care toner that adds nutrients and improves skin’s elastin, while soothing and calming any dryness, irritation or redness.
What to Look For
When looking for fermented skin care products, look for ingredients like yeast, milk, fruit and plant extracts as well as berries, black soy, seaweed, fermented olive leaf extract, mushrooms and tea just to name a few! The benefits of these ingredients, you ask?
- Calms skin inflammation and redness
- Easier and quicker absorption into the skin
- Increased nutrient density like new amino and organic acids
- Increased levels of antioxidants
- Fights damaging free radicals
- Increases collagen production
- Repairs elasticity
- Hydrates, plumps and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
- Perfect for sensitive skin
- Reducing breakouts
- Improving any unwanted texture or hyperpigmentation
The bottom line is adding a fermented product into your skin care routine is a great way to hydrate and nourish your skin, naturally! There’s no risk of irritation and the increase in antioxidants and vitamins during the fermentation process can help strengthen your skin’s barrier and overtime improve the look and feel of your skin!