New year brings in new skincare ingredients which means it’s time for a new addition to your skincare menu – and this time, it’s not something you slather on; it’s something you can sip on! Kombucha, the fermented black tea is making its way from our drink glasses to our skincare routines. Here’s why this edible (yup, drinkable!) ingredient is causing a stir in the beauty world.

Insta-Inspiration

Imagine scrolling through your Instagram feed and stumbling upon a girl nonchalantly massaging kombucha onto her face, swearing by its effects on the skin. Intrigued? Hold that thought because it’s not just influencers riding the kombucha wave; major brands are also placing this fermented elixir under the skincare spotlight. The trend is weaving its way into Indian skincare, promising our skin a delightful treat!

What Kombucha Brings to the Skincare Table

Kombucha’s not just a tangy sip; it’s a probiotic powerhouse during its fermentation journey. Packed with vitamin B, vitamin C, and antioxidants, drinking kombucha gives your immune system a high-five. Here’s where it gets interesting – when applied to the skin, kombucha’s acids regulate the pH balance, its probiotics hydrate and reduce inflammation, and its antioxidants fight against environmental stressors.

Essential Kombucha-Infused Additions for Your Shopping Cart

1. Innisfree Squeeze Energy Mask- Kombucha

 
 
 
 
 
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A water-based sheet mask that clarifies and brightens dull skin. It’s like a hydrating party for your face.

2. Mario Badescu Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser

 
 
 
 
 
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This cleanser is infused with kombucha and removes impurities without stripping moisture. It is super gentle on your skin.

3. fresh Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence

 
 
 
 
 
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With double-fermented kombucha, this essence delivers 24-hour antioxidant protection. Think of it as a shield against the skin blues.

4. Sephora Collection Target Dark Spots Serum

 
 
 
 
 
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Kombucha and papaya extract team up to reduce dark spots for no more pigmentation woes.

5. Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Ideal for mature, dry skin, this moisturizer fights signs of ageing with the kombucha touch. Plus, SPF 30 for that sun-safe glow.

While kombucha skincare sounds exciting, remember the golden rule – consult your dermatologist and make sure to do a patch test.