Skincare Benefits of Kombucha

Sophia D'Urso

Global Consumer Experience

2 min read

Skincare Education

Discover our super ingredient kombucha for protected, luminous skin.


You love to drink it, and now you can… put it on your skin? That’s right—the fizzy, fermented kombucha beverage, known for its restorative health benefits, has equally effective uses in skincare. Our founder, Lev, started drinking kombucha and became infatuated with the power of its fermentation. It made him feel energized and detoxified—so he sought to harness its numerous vitamins and organic acids to create an effective solution to dullness and dryness caused by environmental stressors. Curious to learn more about this hero ingredient? Read on to find out more about the power of kombucha in skincare, and where best to incorporate it into your routine.

What is kombucha?

Kombucha is fermented black tea, rich in natural acids and vitamins, that has existed since ancient times. Historically, it has been known throughout Asia and Russia as an “immortal elixir” beverage for its energizing and detoxifying properties. Fermentation is the process that helps to strengthen cells and protect them from damage caused by environmental stressors. When it comes to skincare, this natural fermentation process bio-transforms the tea on a molecular level to have a better affinity with the skin—meaning this already highly-effective ingredient of black tea becomes supercharged in its ability to keep skin smooth, even skin tone, and protect against pollutants.

What are the benefits of kombucha in skincare?

Not only does kombucha increase smoothness, luminosity, and suppleness, but it also protects from the harmful effects of blue light and indoor and outdoor pollution. We researched kombucha’s powerful anti-pollution properties by running several tests—against blue light and using common pollutants such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons —to prove that the extract protects the skin. We discovered that it neutralizes free radicals induced by both air pollution and blue light to prevent oxidative stress and deactivates damaging pollutants to minimize their interaction with the skin. We harnessed kombucha's natural power in a liquid treatment essence and cleansing treatment to protect from the harmful effects of environmental stressors for a smooth, luminous complexion.

Where does kombucha skincare sit most effectively in a routine?

Not only does kombucha protect and strengthen the skin, but it’s also the perfect base to prep the skin for next steps and helps your other skincare products work more effectively. Our duo of kombucha products boosts your skincare ritual's efficacy while delivering luminosity and antioxidant protection.

Kombucha 2-in-1 No-Rinse Cleanser and Prebiotic Treatment works as the cleansing first step in your routine to remove makeup and impurities while refining the look of pores and protecting the skin barrier. This no-rinse cleanser features prebiotic inulin, a plant-based extract that feeds the skin’s natural defense system to keep it balanced and better able to defend against dehydration and uneven texture. To use, saturate a cotton pad and sweep over the face and eyes, repeating until the cotton pad comes away clean. To remove eye makeup, hold the cotton pad over closed eyes for a few seconds and gently wipe, no rinsing required. Follow with essence and serum—we recommend pairing this product with Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence for ultimate skin clarity and antioxidant protection.

Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is an after-cleansing-and-toning step to prepare the skin for your serum. To complement kombucha’s potent properties, our best-selling facial treatment essence features hyaluronic acid to maintain moisture, mandarin peel extract to promote an even complexion, and kigelia africana fruit extract to smooth the appearance of skin texture for supple, luminous skin. Use day and night by gently patting over cleansed face and neck with your palms, and follow with your serum and moisturizer. Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence can also be used as a no-rinse cleansing treatment.

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Sophia D'Urso

Global Consumer Experience

Written by Sophia D’Urso for Fresh. Sophia is an NYC-based consumer experience specialist and content writer. Sophia has worked as a consumer marketer and writer for years at various brands within the beauty, media, and events industries.