Kombucha: A Centuries’ Long Potion for Health is Now Available For Your Skin
Fermentation is a process that has been used for thousands of years in food and drink all over the world to release the nutrient properties and make them available to the body. The host of beneficial probiotics in yeast cultures have long been known to impart their beneficial and taste-enhancing properties to artisan breads, spirits and dairyproducts like yogurt and kefir, as well as to Kombucha, a beverage made of fermented tea, that has gained popularity recently as a healthful source of abundant probiotics.
Recent studies have shown evidence to back up the folk wisdom that cultures all over the world have understood for millennia: that a healthy digestive system benefits the entire body and spirit. That understanding of the holistic benefits of fermentation has also extended to skin care.
Since 220 BC during the Tsin Dynasty in China, Kombucha has been consumed, valued for the health-giving properties, which were considered magical. Derived from fermenting black, green and Oolong tea, Kombucha has made its way into skin care due to the powerhouse combination of probiotics and antioxidants it can impart to the skin.
Kombucha fermentation typically takes three days. The tea is mixed with a SCOBY starter (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) in a jar, covered and left at room temperature. As the tea ferments, the warm atmosphere in the jar mixes with the starter, causing the yeasts in the starter to ferment the tea and proliferate. After several days, the tea becomes tangy and carbonated tasting and is now full of amino acids and gut-beneficial bacterias and oligosaccharides, such as Lactobacillus sp., Lactococcus sp., Leuconostoc sp., Bifidobacterium sp., Thermus sp., and Allobacullum sp., to name only a few of the compounds in Kombucha that fight off bad bacteria and help boost the immune system. (References: Marsh et al. (2014); Vīna, Semjonovs, Linde, & Patetko.
Add these numerous beneficial compounds to the catechins, flavonoids and antioxidants already present in tea, and you have a potential cornucopia of health-promoting ingredients that can detoxify, balance and protect the body from the degrading effects of oxidation.
How Does Kombucha Work in Skin Care?
Science has definitively established the link between the gut microbiome and the skin, meaning the same probiotic metabolites that help balance gut health can maintain the same healthy balance in the skin barrier. This connection makes Kombucha an ideal ingredient for skin care.
K beauty Kombucha Science: T’else Essence Skin Care
Introducing T’else Kombucha Essence skin care line, the revolutionary way to bring the rejuvenating effects of Kombucha to your skin. The line consists of two types of intensive Ampoules and two masks. Kombucha Essence contains 74% Kombucha extract to deliver an intensive blend of probiotics, oligosaccharides, polyphenols and catechins to the skin, helping to reduce puffiness, calm blemish-prone skin and brighten. Triple hyaluronic acids that quench skin with deep hydration. Adenosine helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and firms skin Citrus oils cleanse skin and protect it with symbiotic properties.
Kombucha Essence Mask Saturated is a light, airy cloth mask saturated with Kombucha Essence containing 30% Kombucha Extract, triple Hyaluronic Acids to replenish moisture, Allantoin to soothe, probiotics to calm and relieve sensitive skin.
Lavendar Relief Hydrogel Mask is a mesh, hydrogel sheet made with real lavender petals and cut to fit perfectly around the eyes, and over the nose and mouth. Saturated with 11 different herb and fruit extracts including Cranberry, Blueberry, Raspberry Strawberry and also an extract of Rosemary. It contains Panthenol to provide additional moisture and soothe. The Mask hydrates and helps the skin appear brighter and feel more relaxed. Aids in relieving daily stresses. by calming.