Kombucha 101

It may sound scary at first but it’s not a bad thing, don’t worry! Trillions of microorganisms and microbes help regulate our bodies' daily functions, including our skin - the largest organ we have. Keeping these microorganisms balanced and “well fed” is crucial in the overall appearance and the easiest way to give them the good stuff is with something like Kombucha. Let’s take a look at the whats and whys of your new favorite skincare ingredient.

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a product of fermented tea packed with good-for-skin vitamins, antioxidants and most importantly, probiotics. It's packed with good-for-skin bacteria that play a crucial role in maintaining microbiome balance while restoring skin’s natural barrier function.

Through fermentation, the naturally occurring concentration of probiotics, vitamin C, B vitamins and antioxidants are amplified to further protect skin cells from damage. The result? Skin that looks more vibrant and refreshed. Amplification = maximum “food” for your microbiome.

Why is Kombucha good for the skin?

We drink Kombucha to fuel our gut- why not treat your skin’s microbiome the same and feed it what it needs to stay in check?

Just like our digestive system, the skin has a microbiome that helps regulate how our skin barrier functions (you can read more about that in our Skin Barrier vs Microbiome Blog). Keeping your skin’s microbiome in balance is key to good skin health and shouldn’t have to be so difficult to achieve. Kombucha, along with complementary skin-balancing ingredients helps support a healthy microbiome, restores the skin’s natural barrier, and provides a beautiful glow.

Some of the benefits you can expect to see from incorporating Kombucha into your daily skincare routine include:

  • Restored pH balance
  • Less signs of visible skin inflammation (redness, irritability, blemishes, etc.)
  • Better moisture retention
  • Smoother, more even-looking skin
  • Firmer-looking skin
  • A radiant glow
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