When it comes to skincare trends, Korea is two steps ahead from the entire world and totally winning the beauty race. After the much hyped 10-step skincare routine and glass skin, another skincare trend has made its way all the way from Korea and is already buzzing in the beauty world. Introducing fermented skincare aka probiotic skincare trend.

Before you think it is another gross and weird skincare trend (cue the wacky name), we would like to tell you it is not. In fact it is really safe and healthy skincare practice which is all about using fermented food ingredients on your skin to improve skin’s appearance and health.

If this has piqued your interest, here is everything you need to know about this Korean skincare trend.

 

What is fermented skincare trend?

What is fermented skincare trend?

You might have heard that including fermented foods like yogurt and rice in your meal is really good for your health. Turns out, applying the same products on your face can do wonders for yours skin as well. Fermented yeast or probiotic ingredients have increased nutritional value and thus have umpteen skincare benefits. From soothing irritated skin to improving overall health of your skin, it can really up your beauty game and help you achieve flawless skin.

 

How does it work?

How does it work?

When food items are fermented, by soaking in salt water or keeping in heat, the active ingredients break down into smaller molecules to absorb the nutrients, harmful bacteria is killed and good bacteria grows. The fermentation process thus increases the nutritional value of the ingredient and makes the item milder in nature. Fermented ingredients are thus gentler on skin, have high nutritional value and are better absorbed by the skin.

 

Skin types and skin issues it is beneficial for

Skin types and skin issues it is beneficial for

Thanks to the gentler and mellow nature and anti-inflammatory properties of fermented ingredients, they are a godsend for sensitive skin. If you are dealing with skin irritation, itchiness and rash, you can use these ingredients to soothe skin. They work for dry and dull skin and they gently exfoliate the dead layer off your skin and leave your skin hydrated. Also, fermented ingredients are packed with antioxidants and can help fight anti-aging signs on your skin. These ingredients are widely used for youthful and glowing skin.

 

What ingredients you can use

What ingredients you can use

Some of the popular and most-used fermented ingredients are beer, mushroom, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, rice, tea, kimchi or soy that you can incorporate in your skincare routine. You can combine these ingredients with other natural ingredients like face oils, honey and fruit to prepare a face mask according to your skin type and needs.