We’re all about anti-aging skincare here at Beauty Biohacking, and we’re always on the lookout for new ingredients that can help us look younger and slow down the aging process. One of our favorite categories of ingredients? Fermented ones! Fermentation helps to preserve the nutrients and enzymes in ingredients, making them more effective when applied to skin. In this blog post, we’ll share our five favorite fermented anti-aging ingredients and their benefits.

Fermented skincare ingredients are popping up all over. Popular in Korean beauty, these ingredients are thought to be more readily absorbed and more potent due to the fermentation process.

Not only do they have anti-aging benefits, but fermentation also helps to preserve the nutrients and enzymes in ingredients, making them more effective when applied to the skin. In this blog post, we’ll share our five favorite fermented anti-aging ingredients and their benefits.

Here are our top five favorite anti-aging fermented ingredients:

#1. bifidobacterium

Number one on our list is bifidobacterium, a probiotic that helps to keep skin healthy and hydrated. Bifidobacterium is a type of lactic acid bacteria, and it’s been shown to help increase collagen production and improve skin barrier function. Often found in food products like yogurt and kimchi, bifidobacterium can also be found in skin care products like toners, essences, and serums.

Found in: Youth To The People’s Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner

#2. Niacinamide

Our second favorite fermented ingredient is niacinamide, also known as vitamin B₃. Niacinamide, an ingredient that can be found in the fermentation process of Bifida and is rich with proteins, and vitamins minerals helps improve uneven skin tone as well as strengthen your barrier against external aggressors.

Niacinamide is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps to calm redness and irritation. It’s also been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it a great anti-aging ingredient.

Found in: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Oil Control Serum & Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

#3 Saccharomyces

Third on our list is saccharomyces, a type of yeast that’s often used in skincare products. Named an All-Star amongst the many different nutrients it contains, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is full of amino acids and nucleic acids that work together to boost the skin’s rejuvenation process. Amino acid-rich peptides can be easily absorbed by our bodies for healthier connections within cells while also promoting collagen synthesis – which helps make your features more youthful!

Rich in antioxidants, saccharomyces have anti-inflammatory properties. It’s been shown to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as brighten skin tone.

Found In: NYDG Skincare Luminizing Skin Essence

#4 fermented Collagen

Fourth on our list is fermented Collagen, which is a type of protein that helps to keep skin firm and elastic. Fermented collagen is broken down for easier absorption resulting in greater potency and bioavailability. Collagen production declines as we age, so applying fermented collagen to skin can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Found in: Fever Collagen Serum, available at Target

Last but not least, our fifth favorite fermented ingredient is galactomyces ferment filtrate. Galactomyces is a type of yeast that’s often used in skincare products. It’s a fermented ingredient that’s rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Galactomyces ferment filtrate has been shown to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as brighten skin tone.

Galactomyces have been a favorite since I discovered the ingredient. The way it transforms your skin is so unique. It tones and moisturizes at such a deep level. I use the SECRET KEY Starting Treatment Mask and Rose Essense.

Found in: SECRET KEY Starting Treatment Essence & Secret Key Rose Essense.

#6 Rice Water

Rice water is the perfect anti-aging fermented ingredient for those with sensitive skin. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, and it’s been shown to help improve skin barrier function. Rice water has also been shown to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rice water has been used for centuries in Asian cultures and is now available to the rest of the world. You can find rice water in many different forms including serums, toners, sheet masks, and creams. Rice water is also used for hair growth. It is said to make your hair shinier, softer, and stronger.

Traditionally rice water was made at home by boiling rice and then allowing the water to cool before using it on the skin or hair. You can find at home recipes or buy products that already contain rice water.

Found in: SKIN&LAB Dr. Pore Tight and Beauty of Joseon Glow Deep Serum

So there you have it, six favorite fermented anti-aging ingredients! What are your favorite fermented ingredients? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy fermenting!

References:

Lee, J., & Park, H. (2017). Probiotics and skin health. Nutrients, 19(12), E2397. doi:11.3390/nu19122397

Choi, M., & Seo, J. (2018). anti-aging skincare: the fermented ingredients you need in your routine. The Klog. Retrieved 23 March 2020, from skincare-the-fermented-ingredients-you-need-in-your-routine/

Park, J., & Lee, M. (2019). anti-aging effects of niacinamide on the skin. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(12), E3337. doi:11.3390/ijms20123337

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