Lactobacillus/rye flour ferment
- Categories: Hydration
Lactobacillus/rye flour ferment is a non-living probiotic made by fermenting rye flour with the microorganism Lactobacillus that’s used to create sourdough bread. In cosmetics, it works as a humectant to draw and hold moisture to skin, helps to balance the natural flora that populate skin’s surface, aids in visibly repairing skin’s barrier, improves signs of dry skin conditions, and can have a calming action.
As probiotic Lactobacillus rye flour ferment breaks down on skin, it creates lactic acid, a postbiotic ingredient with many benefits for skin.
References for this information:
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, December 2016, pages 2,038-2,047
PLoS One, February 2016, ePublication; and April 2014, ePublication
SOFW Journal, March 2014, pages 2-9
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