Thousands of years ago, fermented food played and integral part in the flourishing of ancient civilizations. Nowadays, with the invention of proper refrigeration, fermented food has taken a backseat. In countries such as Korea and Japan, however, the patronage for fermented food still remains as strong as ever—and for good reason. Fermented foods have been proven to provide our digestive tract with some much needed probiotics and enzymes that help in the digestion process. The nutrients found in fermented food have also been found to boost the immune system and promote clear skin. Despite the benefits, the smell alone of some fermented foods will be enough to deter the uninitiated from ever putting it in their mouths. Thankfully, there are ways to reap the skincare benefits of fermented foods without having to suffer through the unsavory smell and strange flavors.
Korean skincare brands incorporate a wide variety of fermented items into their products with two of the most common being fermented soybean and rice. Fermented soybean or “natto” is a very pungent substance packed full of vitamin K1 and K2 that has been proven to nourish the skin, prevent acne, and aid in the restoration of acne-damaged skin. Fermented soybean, on the other hand, is an ingredient used as an anti-aging and exfoliating ingredient for sensitive skin. You can find these two ingredients in various facemasks, serums, emulsions, and many others as a non-irritating substitute to harsh chemicals.
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