Every morning when I strain my kefir water from its grains after 48 hours of fermentation ready for consumption, I wouldn’t have guessed that I have been applying fermented sea kelp from Creme de la Mer for the last couple of years.
In fact, Dr. Max Huber developed Crème de la Mer’s secret miracle broth – that’s made using a 3-4 month biofermentation process – decades ago ~ complete with piped in sound waves to its fish tanks filled with hand picked sea kelp from deep ocean.
It piqued my interest to write a blog on fermented skincare. Hope you enjoy this article as part of the Skin Care Singapore articles.
What are fermented foods?
Fermented foods have been around for centuries and are particularly well known for their outstanding nutritional benefits. Kimchi, Miso, Kambucha and Kefir are a particularly rich source of vital nutrients such as Vitamins B, K2 and probiotics. They help optimise the immune system and also aid the body’s natural detoxification process.
How does my skin benefit from fermented ingredients?
Luxury skincare brands Murad, SKI-II, Wei and Creme de la Mer have been lacing their products with fermented ingredients. With the R&D muscles of these world’s major skincare, am sure the by products from these products must be amazing skin food.
Indeed, the fermented products whether found in the food or beauty aisle – are rich not only in amino acids, antioxidants but also in enzymes that help to penetrate these nutrients into the skin.
Specifically how does it help to keep us youthful?
Amazing hydrator: With loads of fruit and sugar acids, it’s a natural moisturizer for the skin
Remove fine-lines: Amino acids, such as glycine revitalizes and firms skin. It is also an antioxidant that can reduce free radicals and protect the skin from UV damage.
Anti-pigmentation: Helps lighten brown spots, and even skin tone.
And anti-aging: Amino acids, such as glycine, encourage the production of collagen and increases cell vitality.