We all know that fermented foods contain good bacteria that is healthy for our gut. But what about for our skin?
Lucia Mencarelli of Casa Mencarelli Skincare has recently reformulated her Honey & Orange Toner formula to include a 100% organic & natural preservative (Radish Root Ferment Filtrate or leuconostoc), removing the need to use any type of chemical preservative.
The benefits of this powerful yet gentle ingredient are antimicrobial, conditioning & moisturising.
This natural preservative is based on an antimicrobial peptide originally derived from the lactic acid bacteria, Leuconostoc kimchii. L. kimchii is one of 15 species of microorganisms that make up the mixed culture used for producing the Korean dietary staple known as kimchi, a type of fermented cabbage. Like many lactic acid bacteria, L. kimchii is capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment, but as is common in nature, it is not content to limit itself to a single mechanism of defense. In addition to acidifying its environment, it also produces a novel antimicrobial peptide. Using modern fermentation and bioprocessing technology, this antimicrobial peptide is now available for use in skincare.
A skin moisturization study was performed using an untreated control, generic cream base, and an experimental with the same cream base containing 2.0% preservative Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. The addition of 2.0% Radish Root Ferment Filtrate improved moisture levels by 42.01% after 24 hours and by 62.33% after four weeks when compared to the untreated control. Not only does Radish Root Ferment Filtrate have natural antimicrobial properties, it also has the ability to provide potent moisturizing benefits. These properties make it ideal for applications addressing numerous skin conditions.
So not only does this ingredient naturally preserve your skincare formula, it also conditions and moisturises your skin. What are you waiting for?
THIS NEW TONER FORMULA IS NOW AVAILABLE AT BALANCE.
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