Kimchi. Wine. Kombucha. Kiefer. T’else. What do all these things have in common?
Fermentation has been used for thousands of years to unlock the nutrient properties of food, drinks, and herbs in order to make them more available to the body. Fermentation involves adding microorganisms (aka bacteria) to the food or drink of choice in order to release enzymes which break down the ingredients in whatever is being fermented.
But fermentation isn’t only for edible goods—it’s just as fantastic when used for skin care. You may even be using fermented skin care ingredients without even knowing it. Lactic acid, for example, is a widely used skin care AHA and is derived from fermented milk!
Fermented skin care offers optimized results in two ways. First, the fermentation process breaks down the molecules in your products so that the skin is better able to absorb them and gain the benefits they offer. Molecules that would otherwise be too large to be absorbed become bite-size (to your skin) goodies that deliver the results you’re looking for.
Secondly, the fermentation process actually increases the nutrients within your skin care products. The natural enzyme-secreting process of fermentation creates a higher concentration of ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics. In other words, fermentation super-charges your products’ key ingredient functions.
On top of all that, fermentation has been shown to help produce amino acids, which are instrumental in the fight against visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. While amino acids work as building blocks to maintain youthful-looking skin, the increased antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals, thereby stopping skin aging in its tracks.
While you can find a fermented ingredient or two in many K-beauty skin care products, only T’else has fermentation front and center. T’else utilizes fermented tea (aka kombucha) to provide all the great benefits of fermented ingredients in general, as well as the extra antioxidants and nutrients offered by the tea itself.
With six fermented skin care products currently available, T’else is one of the leading Korean fermented skin care lines. Created by the same formulator of the worldwide best-selling ATOPALM line, T’else brings your skin all of the amazing anti-aging, anti-blemish, and pro-health benefits of fermentation, along with a slew of other scientifically-advanced ingredients chosen to compliment the fermented stars.
If you’re looking to up your anti-aging skin care routine, look no further than fermentation.