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All About Fermented Ingredients In Skincare

All About Fermented Ingredients In Skincare


Fermented ingredients have been central to Korean skincare for a long time. The process of fermentation has been adapted in many different nations for centuries for the skin benefits it yields. For that matter, anything that is good for skin is loved by women around the world. No doubt, fermented ingredients in skincare products have had a cult following in the recent years.

The process of fermentation is simple, yet it yields powerful ingredients that benefits the skin. The process involves adding yeast to natural ingredients that releases enzymes. This helps in yielding new ingredients that are extremely beneficial for the skin. The breakdown of molecules by enzymes lead to the formation of amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins that are absolutely skin loving ingredients.

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There are three ways in which fermented ingredients score above non-fermented active ingredients. Let’s talk about them.

Firstly, the fermentation process produces substances that are smaller in molecular sizes. This makes it easier for your skin to absorb the ingredients more effectively. The molecular size of actives that have not gone through fermentation are larger in size. So, it is unable to penetrate your skin in ways that fermented ingredients can.

If you are using products with fermented ingredients, then your skin is absorbing its maximum benefits.

Secondly, the fermentation process helps in reducing skin irritations. It is possible that natural ingredients may contain substances that may be hazardous for the skin. For example, heavy metals or pesticides that can be toxic for your skin. The fermentation process neutralizes these toxic substances which means they can no longer damage your skin. This is why fermented ingredients make skincare products safer and more suitable for sensitive skin.

Thirdly, as discussed above in the fermentation process, the process itself yields ingredients that are beneficial for the skin. The addition of microorganisms to natural material secretes enzymes that further breaks down the molecules in the natural ingredient. This gives rise to amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins that help strengthen your skin barrier and give you healthier, well-nourished skin.


For all the benefits it yields, it is no wonder that skincare products with fermented ingredients are on the rise. It is not only good for the skin but it makes a safer, and absolute healthier choice over other actives in natural ingredients too.

Read more about different skincare ingredients here. To shop for your favorite Korean skincare products, go here.

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