Jan 19th 2022
As you navigate the beauty aisle at a retail store or browse online, you may find that an old friend has resurged and made its way onto the shelves. Here lies a product line on its path to creating a new blueprint for skin revitalization that goes beyond the surface. The key component? Fermentation.
While currently, a spotlight has been highlighting the up-and-coming style of fermented skincare, the idea in itself is hardly a new concept. Fermented ingredients have been at the heart of Korean skincare for decades. But now, with a renewed obsession for health and wellness, our interest in skincare has also grown considerably. This increasing urge for health consciousness has led to the emergence of numerous skincare trends that focus on overall wellness, fermented skincare products being one of them. Many of us swear by fermented foods like kombucha for good gut health, so why not use them for our skin too?
So, you might be wondering, what exactly is fermented skincare? Here is a quick science lesson for you: Fermentation is the process of adding bacteria, microbes, or yeast into a natural ingredient to create new compounds. These microorganisms then release enzymes that change the chemical structure of the ingredient by breaking it down into simpler and smaller compounds. Essentially, when applied to skincare, fermented products can allow your skin to intake a larger multitude of nutrient-rich substances because it has been broken down into smaller, more accessible compounds. Skincare products made using the fermentation process also contain a host of substances that benefit your skin immensely, including amino acids and antioxidants.
What Are the Benefits of Fermented Skincare?
Depending on the ingredients in the formula, the benefits of fermented skincare products can vary. Regardless, there are a few benefits that you can get from all products. Here are some of them:
Strengthens skin barrier
Skincare products infused with fermented ingredients help strengthen your skin’s barrier. Fermentation cultivates the synthesis of phenolics, flavonoids, and other antioxidant compounds, which doesn’t just help prevent oxidative stress but also fortifies your skin against irritation, redness, and other concerns. Fermented skincare can be especially beneficial for thin, aging, and sensitive skin.
Increases product absorption to deeper layers
Natural skincare ingredients are chock-full of actives, but unfortunately, our skin cannot absorb many of these due to their larger molecular size. Since fermentation breaks down the molecules into more compact constituents, it becomes easier for your skin to take in all the goodness and create a more bioavailable form of the beneficial ingredients.
Contains a host of skin-benefiting bioactives
As mentioned earlier, the fermentation process changes the chemical structure of the natural ingredients. Which gives rise to new organic acids, antioxidants, and amino acids - we call these bioactives. These bioactives can help enhance and support vital cellular processes, such as cellular regeneration and the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in potent properties that leave your skin feeling fresh and glowing.
Safer for all skin types
Sometimes, even natural ingredients contain substances, like pesticides, that can harm your skin. Fermentation neutralizes these substances, making the product much safer and more effective for all skin types, no matter the age, ethnicity, or sensitivity.
ARÊMÊS FERMENTIS offers a range of eco-friendly skincare products that harness the wonders of the fermentation process to provide your skin with anti-aging, nourishing, brightening, hydrating, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Browse through our website to shop for our best wellness products.