Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
A powerhouse antioxidant prep step that packs eight benefits into one bottle, including pollution defense.
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The kombucha 8
Treatment essence with 8 proven benefits*
- Boosts luminosity
- Smoothes skin texture
- Preps for next steps
- Refines the look of pores
- Reduces the look of fine lines
- Improves skin’s bounce
- 24-hour hydration***
*self-assessment on 60 subjects during 4 weeks, except where mentioned
**instrumental test on 21 subjects
***instrumental test on 11 subjects
- Kombucha helps to smooth, increase luminosity, and protect against pollution and free radicals for younger-looking skin.
- Mandarin peel extract helps promote a beautifully uniform complexion.
- Kigelia africana fruit extract helps smooth the appearance of skin texture.
- Hyaluronic acid works to attract and seal in moisture for supple skin.
Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract
Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Gently pat over cleansed face and neck with your palms. Use daily to prep skin for your serum and moisturizer.
What's an essence?
An essence is the first step in treating the skin. It specifically delivers concentrated ingredients with targeted benefits (like smoothing, hydrating, and refining) while prepping the skin for the products applied after (think serums, moisturisers, and night creams); this allows your products to work more effectively.
What is kombucha?
Kombucha is fermented black tea rich in natural acids and vitamins that has been around since ancient times. Historically it has been known throughout Asia and Russia as an "immortal elixir" beverage for its energising and detoxifying properties. When it comes to skincare, kombucha keeps skin smooth, boosts luminosity, and protects from pollution.
How is kombucha specifically protecting my skin from air pollution?
Air pollution—both indoor and outdoor—contains particle matter like heavy metals, hydrocarbons, and other contaminants that are smaller than 2.5 microns in size (PM2.5). These microscopic particles can cause oxidative stress that leads to premature fine lines, dryness, and a dull, fragile complexion. The potent kombucha ingredient protects skin from indoor and outdoor pollutants in two ways: First, it deactivates damaging pollutants to minimise interaction with the skin and prevent oxidative stress. Second, the antioxidant-rich ingredient neutralises free radicals caused by pollution and environmental aggressors.