Fermentation is a transformation process, we´ve all been using lactic acid –popular in skincare products– without even knowing. But did you know that fermenting oil can be even more nourishing for our skin?
While we might think that fermented oil might sound like something you shouldn't put onto your face, here's why it is a good idea!
The fermentation process
Fermentation involves microorganisms breaking down the ingredients of natural compounds in the presence of bacteria. The ingredients produced during fermentation, such as lactic acid and probiotics, create an ecosystem of bacteria for our skin.
Skincare benefits of fermentation
Research suggests that fermented ingredients are more powerful because they break down ingredients into smaller parts, this means that skin can absorb them more easily. Fermentation can also make the products last longer because lactic acid, organic acids, and vinegar prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
Should all skin types give it a try?
Fermented or probiotic skincare can be beneficial for drier, mature skin types. Rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids, they help accelerate the natural skin cell turnover rate, and protect the skin from free radical damage –that can cause premature aging.
In addition, they are often used for sensitive skin due to their anti-inflammatory effect –particularly useful to treat acne.
Fermented skincare products are absorbed into the skin more easily and deliver a potent dose of probiotics, lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and peptides. You can expect a clearer, younger-looking, and glowy complexion.