What Is Fermented Skincare, And Why Should You Care?

What Is Fermented Skincare, And Why Should You Care?

Beauty Skincare
By Sophie Hong on 26 Nov 2022
Senior Editor

Some of you may scrunch your noses instinctively at the mention of fermented skincare , but hear us out. This type of skincare is said to work especially well for those with acne-prone, sensitive, or irritated skin as it helps to balance your skin’s microbiome and strengthens its defences - all without further agitating your skin. 

Even if your skin is not acne-prone, sensitive or irritated, fermented skincare can be extremely beneficial for you too. Here are 3 very convincing reasons why you shouldn’t sleep on this K-beauty trend! 

#1 Fermented skincare absorbs better

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The fermentation process breaks the ingredients in your skincare product down into even smaller molecules. With the active ingredients now in smaller molecules, your skin is able to absorb them faster and deeper into the layers of your epidermis - rendering your skincare routine more effective. It’s simple science, really.

#2 Fermented skincare supports your skin barrier, reducing inflammation & sensitivity

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Just like how your gut houses good bacteria, your skin too, needs good bacteria to thrive. Here’s where fermented skincare can be really helpful because it contains probiotics and postbiotics to keep your skin’s microbiome in a healthy condition. And when your skin’s microbiome is balanced, it supports your skin’s natural protective barrier, making your skin less susceptible to issues such as inflammation, dryness and sensitivity. 

#3 Fermented skincare is more potent

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Fermented foods are more nutrient-dense (e.g. wine contains more antioxidants than grape juice). The same principle applies to fermented skincare. Studies have suggested that fermented ingredients can boost skin hydration, and fermented skincare converts swear it helps to keep their skin moisturised for a significantly longer period of time compared to other types of skincare. You’ll just have to try it for yourself to observe the difference! 

Ready to start incorporating fermented skincare into your skincare routine? Here are two products from Neogen Lab to help you get started. Harnessing the power of bio-technology, Neogen Lab’s products are all plant stem-based and backed by science for optimal performance. Not only that but their formulas are also developed to have minimal skin irritation, which means they are suitable for all skin types. 

Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence, $38

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A good essence helps to prime your skin for the rest of your skincare steps. A fermented essence, however, does so much more than that. 

Made with over 90% skin-compatible natural fermented ingredients, the Real Ferment Micro Essence from Neogen is immediately absorbed into your skin, instantly hydrating it without any sticky after feel. Besides priming your skin, natural key ingredients such as Bifida ferment lysate, saccharomyces ferment filtrate, Betula alba juice and rice ferment filtrate all work together to hydrate, brighten and firm up skin. 

With regular usage, you’ll notice that your skin isn’t as easily irritated thanks to a strengthened skin barrier, plus more noticeable results from the same skincare routine you were using before.

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Neogen Real Ferment Micro Serum, $38

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Have you ever seen a serum that can stretch? Well, now you have, with Neogen’s Real Ferment Micro Serum! 

This powerful fermented serum is chock full of concentrated ingredients (remember, fermentation makes things more potent), which is what gives it this unique stretchy gel texture. But don’t be fooled - once applied, the thick serum melts into a thin layer that quickly adheres to your skin without any tacky feeling. It’s almost like magic! 

The Real Ferment Micro Serum contains 61% of bifida ferment lysate and yeast ferment lysate, both natural ferment components with exceptional hydration properties. There’s also cica and birch sap, which have a calming effect on skin. The key benefit of this serum is that it helps to keep your skin balanced, which will naturally help to combat common issues such as dullness, uneven skin tone, and dryness. 

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Get the Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence & Serum for just $60.80 (U.P. $76)! Click here for this special Christmas deal. 

This post is brought to you by Neogen Lab.

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