It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of The Beauty Chef products, and the latest addition to their range, the Probiotic Skin Refiner, is no exception! Part AHA exfoliator, part pore refinement treatment, and part intense moisturiser, this probiotic skin care product can seriously transform your skin for the better.
Packed with natural probiotics that alleviate roughness, smooth out the surface of your skin, and boost radiance, The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner can help you get glowing, healthy skin at any age. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the latest Beauty Chef powerhouse product now!
How is the Probiotic Skin Refiner made?
The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner is a bioactive wholefood extract that's made from lacto-fermented powders. These powders are sourced from a mix of grasses, greens, algaes, fruits, vegetables, spices, seeds, and herbs, and work together to exfoliate and hydrate the skin as well as stimulate new collagen. The result? Skin that feels firmer and looks more radiant.
As the ingredients are fermented, The Beauty Chef adds their unique mother culture, which is made up of a variety of lactic acid-producing bacteria. This forms part of their exclusive Flora Culture™ fermentation process. Then, purified water is blended in to create a mixture that is set to ferment for six weeks.
After this process has finished, the solid matter is separated, dried, and milled to create The Beauty Chef's signature inner beauty powders. The liquid, which is naturally rich in lactic acid and lactobacillus, becomes the Probiotic Skin Refiner!
So how does it work?
Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that is known to help synthesise collagen and increase cell turnover. It also works to moisturise, exfoliate, refine, and thicken skin, which naturally thins as we age.*
Lactic acid occurs naturally in the skin as part of its moisturising mechanism. It helps to draw moisture to the skin, which assists in maintaining hydration levels.* At the same time, lactobacillus bacteria helps to balance the skin's natural flora and strengthen its protective barrier.* Studies show that the bacteria on the surface of the skin can influence our immune system - so it's important to nourish the good bacteria on the outside as well as on the inside!
How does the Probiotic Skin Refiner help with UV damage?
Lactic acid helps to break down the intercellular glue that holds dead skin cells together.** In turn, this helps to shed dry, damaged skin cells as well as unclog pores, making The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner ideal for acne-prone skin. At the same time, lactic acid stimulates cell turnover to reveal new, smoother, and healthier skin.**
Lactic acid is also super hydrating, so it can help resolve the dehydration caused by UV exposure. Plus, lactic acid stimulates new collagen, helping to make the skin firmer and more radiant.**
Can this product help with pigmentation?
AHAs like those contained in the Probiotic Skin Refiner can speed up the elimination of excess melanin that's stored in the epidermis, where it can cause dark spots and discolouration. Thanks to the Probiotic Skin Refiner's fairly low level of AHAs, it's safe to use on the skin daily, without compromising on effectiveness. In other words, it isn't quite as effective as a high-strength AHA peel at eliminating pigmentation, but it also won't damage the skin!**
For this reason, it's a great option for anyone wanting to lighten a limited number of spots and bring an overall smooth texture and glow to their skin.
Top Tip: If you do use the refiner during the day, always remember to apply a natural sunscreen, as any product containing AHAs will increase photosensitivity.
Discover the benefits of probiotics for skin today
As Carla Oates, the founder of The Beauty Chef explains, the Probiotic Skin Refiner is "rich in goodness from the fermentation of all the beautiful, nutrient-dense whole foods". It also has a balanced pH of 3.5, meaning it's safe to use on all skin types. I can't recommend this product highly enough for anyone who wants to improve their skin health and get radiant, even-toned skin today.
Try the Probiotic Skin Refiner for yourself now, or shop our great range of The Beauty Chef products and enjoy free shipping on all Australian orders over $50.
Sources and references: *Carla Oates, *the-scientist.com, **ncbi.nlm.nih.gov