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The Facts About Fermented Skincare

9th January 2020

What do kimchi, kombucha, wine and some ELEMIS ingredients have in common? They’re fermented. Not every skincare lover is a scientist, so we thought it would be helpful to give you the 411 on our fermented favorites.

The fermentation process breaks down our already powerful actives into smaller molecules, making them more potent, concentrated and better absorbed by the skin. It also produces Amino Acids and Peptides that help skin’s natural cell renewal, leaving your complexion looking and feeling renewed and replenished. Additionally, fermented actives have higher levels of antioxidants that promote healthy, glowing skin. With so many benefits, why wouldn’t we use fermented ingredients in our products?

Speaking of fermented ingredients, let’s discuss the 3 that turn good formulas into great formulas.

Fermented Green Tea Seed Oil has superior moisturizing benefits and is more resistant to environmental aggressors than unfermented oils. The fermentation process also releases an abundance of Vitamin E, Free Fatty Acids and Polyphenols, which leave the skin feeling super smooth and nourished.

Fermented Agave is rich in carbohydrates that help bind and store water to maximize the feeling of hydration. This special active helps to soothe dry or depleted skin for a hydrated and healthy glow.

Fermented Rice Water is believed to help visibly improve the complexion and leave it looking healthy. The fermentation process releases beneficial metabolites into the broth, which helps give the Rice Water its hydrating and antioxidant properties.

 

Ready to add fermentation to your skincare routine? Here are 3 fermented favorites to try out.

 

SUPERFOOD CICA CALM HYDRATION JUICE
Drench skin in juicy hydration for a calm, cool and refreshed complexion.

SUPERFOOD CICA CALM BOOSTER
Soothe, nourish and balance the skin while minimizing the appearance of pores.

SUPERFOOD AHA GLOW BOOSTER
Formulated with brightening and hydrating actives to reveal healthy, glowing skin.



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