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 a few that turn good formulas into great formulas.
Fermented Acerola Cherry is high in antioxidants and helps boost the appearance of skin for a revitalized look. The fermentation process increases the availability of the natural compounds in this Superfruit to promote nourished, hydrated skin.
Fermented Pumpkin is packed with natural enzymes that enhance the skin’s natural cellular renewal process to gently smooth away dull skin, revealing a glowing complexion.
Fermented Black Tea, also known as Kombucha, is rich in vitamins and organic acids and helps enhance skin radiance.
has been traditionally used for thousands of years for its antioxidant-rich properties, which help to deliver brighter-looking skin.
You can find these fermented favorites in Superfood Glow Priming Moisturizer.
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 skin clarity 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.