Why Should I Use Skincare Containing Lactobacillus Fermentum?

I went down a skincare ingredient rabbit hole today. Let me preface this by saying, I am not an esthetician or dermatologist, but I absolutely love learning about skin and skincare! A new one popped up for me as I was reviewing some of the ingredients in our Glowing Green toner pads at LimeLife by Alcone. I know lactic acid and witch hazel are the standout ingredients mentioned on the package, but one of the other stars of the show is Lactobacillus Fermentum! Let’s explore it together.

Lactobacillus Fermentum is a probiotic ingredient derived from the fermentation of the bacterium Lactobacillus.

Whatever that means, right? Let’s get into the cool things – the benefits of the ingredient for our skin.

The Benefits

I’ll keep this brief because, well… I’m not a scientist. I’ve just done some research and think it’s a very dang cool ingredient – one that I’ve had a pleasant experience with in multiple products!

  1. It’s non-comedogenic
    • It won’t clog or block your pores.
  2. It supports your skin barrier
    • It strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, acting as a protective shield against environmental stressors, and fights bacteria on the skin.
  3. Moisture, moisture, moisture!
    • Helps your skin to retain moisture and appear more plump.
  4. Anti-aging
    • can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  5. Anti-inflammatory
    • can reduce inflammation and calm skin (I read that it’s great for rosacea).
  6. Brightens the skin
    • can support with brightening and evening the skin tone, revealing a healthy glow

Products Containing Lactobacillus Fermentum

I wouldn’t leave you hanging! I did a little searching and found 3 other products, besides Glowing Green, that contain this ingredient. I haven’t used them, but they have great reviews!

  1. Glowing Green Toner Pads
    • These are gentle, yet effective. They’re also huge, so you can use them on your face and body. Some people even cut them in half.
    • I have used these for a while and I’m a big fan of how bright my skin loo
    • The website says, ” Our pre-soaked, exfoliating toner pads gently cleanse, exfoliate and tone without drying out or being too harsh on your skin. Mild lactic acid provides a gentle peeling effect that naturally exfoliates to help refine the appearance of pores revealing a brighter, more even complexion. Witch Hazel, known to soothe skin, quiets any blemishes or redness for smooth and glowing skin.”
  2. Biophile Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum
    • The website says, “this award-winning, concentrated serum features our nutrient-dense Shroom Biotic Broth™. Made with 3 powerful mushrooms, it’s the ultimate antioxidant, and adaptogenic support for stressed-out skin, while supporting overall microbiome health. Powerful, age-defying actives niacinamide, Vitamin C and peptides work to rejuvenate the skin, while a matrix of bio-hydrators envelops skin with plumping moisture. Skin appears and feels instantly smoother, calmer and more radiant. With continued use, fine lines and wrinkles visibly fade.”
  3. Good Days For All On The Bright Side Moisturizer
    • The website says, “give skin a boost of probiotic-packed hydration with this nourishing lightweight facial moisturizer. Keep skin deeply hydrated using rice ferment filtrate (sake), bifida ferment lysate and lactobacillus ferment lysate. Humectants paired with the inclusion of probiotics means it works overtime to balance your skin microbiome. Ceramides are known to improve the skin’s barrier and help retain moisture, while madecassoside (derived from centella asiatica) calms.”
  4. Neogen Real Ferment Micro
    • The website says, “the 61% of natural ferment components composed of BIFIDA Ferment Lysate and Yeast Ferment Lysate, rapidly penetrate deep into the skin to supply moisture! Infused with vitamin C,   B5, which have an antioxidant effect and are excellent for moisturizing the skin, it gives balanced nutrition for healthy skin! Infused with Niacinamide, which has a skin brightening effect and Glutathione, which is effective for improving the skin, it improves dull skin tone! Centella Asiatica Extract, which is a strong skin soothing ingredient, strengthens skin barrier and protects the skin from external environment!” The website looks a little sketchy with all the exclamation points, but the reviews are excellent.

For good measure, here’s an article about other skincare containing probiotics.

Will You Try It?

I’d love to hear if you have any experience with this ingredient and if there are any other products you know of that contain it! Let me know in the comments. And as always, if you have any questions about any of the products from LimeLife by Alcone, please reach out!




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