Skincare Focus: The Ingredient Kambucha

The ingredient kambucha in skincare is a relatively new additive to skincare that is rapidly becoming a much loved ingredient in products for clear glowing skin.

Kambucha actually originated in China as a fermented and “lightly effervescent” black or green tea.  It is produced by fermenting sugared tea called “mother” or “mushroom” that has bacteria and yeast in it.  It has a bacterial component in it called “gluconacetobactor” that is used to oxidize yeast that produces alcohols into acetic and other acids also known as “scoby”.  This living bacteria is said to be a beneficial probiotic that has also been used for centuries to help stomach and intestinal ailments.

The benefits of kambucha for the skin are amazing and the list is long!  It detoxifies, hydrates, and has tons of B vitamins in it.  It also improves elasticity, clarity, tone, and texture while also brightening and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as creating natural balance which improves the skin barrier that protects your skin from harmful external environmental things like pollutants and radicals.  It also helps many skin conditions like acne and is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and swelling.  The acids in kambucha also exfoliate your skin which makes your skin smoother and unclogs pores.

It is in everything from essences, sprays, and creams to face masks, toners, and facial washes.  A few of the products with kambucha in it are Fresh’s “Black Tea Kambucha Facial Treatment Essence”, Youth To The People’s “Kambucha 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner”, Elemis’s “Superfood Glow Priming Moisturizer”, Origin’s “Ginger Kambucha Skin Balancing Super Tea Mask”, MIG Living’s “Natural Rose Water Kambucha Toner”, Bare Mineral’s “Dew Mist Shimmering Setting Spray”, and last but not least Pacifica’s “Rose Kambucha Flower Powered Facewash” just to name a few.  They range in price from $10.00 to $72.00 and I’m sure you can find a product that fits you and your skincare routine as well as your budget.

So, try a new ingredient in kambucha in your skincare and reap the benefits of this new and miracle ingredient that is so beneficial to skin.  I for one will definitely be trying kambucha in my skincare.

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