Kombucha: This “health elixir” is surprisingly great for skin
A well-known health food drink that has swept over the globe, Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea rich in probiotics and antioxidants. It is traditionally produced by fermenting the tea using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, then consumed as a beverage to support gut and immune health. With its roots in ancient China, it is believed to be a nutritional superstar because it is high in acetic acid and Vitamin C & B Vitamins.
What’s even more impressive is that Kombucha can have a remarkable effect on your skin too!
What can Kombucha do for your skin?
When used topically in skincare (a natural patented complex called Kombuchka™) it is known to dramatically boost radiance, smooth, even skin tone and stimulate collagen and elastin for a plumping effect. Clinical trials on this popular ingredient prove its surprising ability to have a “lipo-filling effect” or otherwise plump up the volume, while imparting a glowing, even, more youthful complexion. Kombucha lovers rejoice!!
Bonus Pro tip: When combined with Vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy Acids in your skincare routine, you can take your brightness goals to new levels. In addition to the Kombuchka™, these ingredients help increase cell turnover by gently exfoliating skin and promote a clear, even complexion free of imperfections.
Ready to glow? Here’s a few of our favorite Kombucha-infused products:
Phyto-Peeling Gel Mask from cinq mondes: Based on a traditional beauty ritual of Bali, this 1-2x per week enzymatic treatment gently exfoliates, tightens pores and smooths fine lines in only 3 minutes, for a glowing and more youthful complexion.
Cell Nourish Serum from elemental herbology: The serum we recommend for all skin, especially dull skin, devitalized skin, in urban or polluted environments or frequent flyers. This vitamin boosting serum contains a powerhouse of proteins, vitamins and anti-oxidants that boost radiance.
Five Flowers Radiance Cream from cinq mondes: This organic, light-weight cream is infused with five tropical Balinese flowers & Kombuchka™ to hydrate and illuminate the skin. A great option for all skin types, especially those with normal or combination skin, age 20+ or as a daytime, lighter-weight option.
Eye Elixir from elemental herbology: This award-winning eye cream encourages the production of new collagen while reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the delicate eye area. Skin around the eyes is renewed and repaired to look and feel brighter, smoother, and more hydrated.