Kombucha Skincare Benefits
Kombucha, ‘the elixir of life’ is increasingly becoming a staple in many people’s diets due to its restorative antioxidant, immune boosting properties. But what about its beauty benefits? Journalists and beauty bloggers alike can’t get enough of the stuff, with even skin guru Liz Earle naming our very own booch as one of her favourite […]
Kombucha, ‘the elixir of life’ is increasingly becoming a staple in many people’s diets due to its restorative antioxidant, immune boosting properties. But what about its beauty benefits?
Journalists and beauty bloggers alike can’t get enough of the stuff, with even skin guru Liz Earle naming our very own booch as one of her favourite kombuchas on the market! So, what are the skin benefits of kombucha?
Kombucha and acne
In recent years, the relationship between our gut and other parts of the body have been widely explored, with links identified between good gut health and a healthy heart, a robust immune system and maintaining a good metabolism. According to a study in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, kombucha can also help to reduce skin inflammation, which is great news for eczema and acne sufferers. Kombucha contains organic acids and natural probiotics, which ‘have been shown to improve the skin barrier and affect skin hydration’, and maintain the natural balance of the skin, so less breakouts!
You can reap the skin benefits of kombucha by drinking it, but you can also use it on your skin! In an interview with Bare Minerals, expert skin care therapist Inna Knyazenvch explains that: “Fermented ingredients containing probiotics can help to improve inflammatory skin conditions and reduce premature signs of aging” and that adding probiotics to our skincare “will help to [create] a healthier skin microbiome and boost its immunity to fight environmental toxins and bacteria.” – what’s not to love?!
Over the years, many skincare brands have released their own fermented skincare products but they can be on the expensive side. We’ve created a recipe for a luxurious kombucha face cream, which is quick and easy to make at home. It contains silky shea butter, coconut oil, essential oils and our hero ingredient – Equinox Original Kombucha! Along with our antioxidant and vitamin-rich kombucha, our recipe also contains frankincense essential oil, which has fantastic antiseptic properties. All of our kombuchas are fully organic, vegan and gluten free.
Check out our Wellness Wednesday IGTV on kombucha and skin for tips on how to make it.
Glow on the inside and out with Equinox Kombucha!