Fermented Beauty Products. Have You Tried It Yet?
Better Nutrition|August 2019

Like fermented foods, these personal care products use a fusion of science and nature to create a powerhouse of beauty benefits

Sherrie Strausfogel

Originally a Korean beauty trend, fermented skin care can reduce the signs of aging while treating skin gently. Just as yogurt, kimchi, and kombucha promote healthy gut bacteria, fermented fruit, plants, and tea in skincare products can promote healthy skin biome. Harnessing the power of fermentation also replaces traditional preservatives and increases the shelf life of beauty products.

“Fermented ingredients can increase hydration and boost the performance of the actives by breaking their molecule size down, helping them to absorb better,” says Holly Harding, INHC, AADP, creator of O’o Hawaii skincare products, which feature fermented radish root. “Fermented ingredients also preserve the product, and help crowd out bad bacteria that can cause dull or acne-ridden skin.”

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