Kombucha is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast – and it’s also become a popular ingredient in a lot of skincare products.
It contains a host of skin loving vitamins such as Vitamin C, B2, B6 and B12 to help support cellular function and help maintain skin elasticity and barrier function.
It is also beneficial to ensure a healthy gut by aiding digestion, supporting the immune system and boosting energy levels which can have a direct impact on the health of our skin.
Kombucha is a probiotics and antioxidant which strengthen the skin’s natural ability to defend UV damage and environmental aggressors.
It is also excellent for balancing the skin’s microbiome by promoting a healthy ratio of good bacteria, keeping the skin barrier strong and healthy.
Here are some products to try out to introduce kombucha to your skincare routine:
Skin Proud Rise & Defend Kombucha Face Wash
Vegan skincare brand Skin Proud recently launched in Boots Ireland, and their new Rise and Defend Face Wash includes Kombucha as the hero ingredient.
The product is formulated with a unique combination of black tea, yeast and bacteria to keep your skin’s microbiome balanced whilst helping to protect against environmental stressors which can cause premature ageing.
Get it for just €13.95 here.
PSA LIQUID PANACEA Centella & Kombucha Firming Recovery Booster
PSA LIQUID PANACEA Centella & Kombucha Firming Recovery Booster is your all-in-one rescue shot.
The vegan booster is supercharged with firming actives like Kombucha & White Tea, Cantella Asiatica Extract & Cells, and Madecassoside – and it can be used daily to improve and recover the overall quality of your skin.
Get yours for €30 here.
Elemis Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser
This Elemis moisturiser contains kombucha, prebiotics and fermented ginger for healthier skin, while light-reflecting micro-minerals give it that fresh, dewy glow.
The 3-in-1 multitasker can be used as a daily moisturiser, a hydrating makeup primer or as a highlighter to boost skin’s natural luminosity.
Get yours for €44.45 here.
Sweet Chef Ginger Kombucha + Vitamin D Chill Mist
Sweet Chef is made in Korea and is packed with replenishing plant-derived extracts to super-charge your skin.
Their mist combines ginger, kombucha and vitamin D to hydrate, soothe and cool your skin, and also tackle uneven skin tone and protect your complexion.
Buy yours for €17.80 here.