Kombucha is the new beauty ingredient everyone’s talking about, but can a fermented black tea really brighten skin and turn back the clocks on ageing? Read on to find out.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha, a probiotic-rich ingredient extracted through fermented black tea, has been used as a healing ingredient and potent antioxidant in Asian countries for over 2000 years. This is because it naturally contains a unique combination of AHAs, vitamins, probiotics and polyphenols.
Usually used as a tea, Kombucha is now making waves as an ingredient in cutting edge beauty products as it is said to fight free radical damage, protect against environmental aggressors and boost luminosity, as well as reduce the look of fine lines. This natural little wonder ingredient is said to restore the skin layer by layer and cell by cell, and deliver healthy, radiant looking skin.
Kombucha and the Sun:
The proof is there in thousands of studies; UV exposure is largely responsible for skin ageing. UV rays, especially long UVA rays can penetrate deep into the skin and damage the skin’s structure by impacting collagen and elastin integrity, inducing DNA damage and releasing oxidative stress - hello wrinkles, dark spots and loss of elasticity! However with broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB radiation, skin is protected and can begin to regenerate collagen fibres and elastin, especially if it’s given a healthy boost of antioxidants. That’s where kombucha and Vichy comes in.
To fight against photo-ageing, Vichy Laboratories have created Idéal Soleil Anti-Ageing SPF 50 Antioxidant Corrective Care. This sun protection contains 3% Kombucha obtained by a biotechnology process that preserves its natural origin. Added to this is a very high broad spectrum protection and antioxidants to provide protective and corrective care for your face. The revolutionary formula fights against signs of ageing, including wrinkles, loss of elasticity and lack of radiance thanks to this mix of patented broad spectrum filters (to protect against UVB/UVA rays). The potent addition of natural origin antioxidants including Kombucha black tea, Camu Camu which is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water also contribute to fighting signs of ageing. The formula has been tested on sensitive skin for 100% tolerance and is clinically proven to combat the visible signs of ageing including the appearance wrinkles, loss of elasticity and dullness. Look no further for radiant, supple-looking skin in the sun.