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What is "Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate" and what is its purpose?

What is "Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate" and what is its purpose?

The Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate is a preservative obtained through the fermentation of radish roots (Raphanus sativus). It serves as an alternative to potentially harmful preservatives (parabens and phenoxyethanol). This ingredient is used in a wide range of skincare products. Here's what you need to know about the Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate and its usefulness.

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate: What is it?

Derived from radish roots, Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate is a completely natural preservative obtained through the fermentation of radishes. This ingredient typically presents itself as a clear or pale yellow liquid. It is renowned for its conditioning properties. The radish is a root vegetable that belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Once harvested, radish roots are fermented by the microorganism Leuconostoc Kimchii, a lactic bacteria traditionally used in the production of kimchi. During the fermentation process, the bacteria secretes a peptide that combats microbes and is beneficial for acne-prone skin.

The Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate has the advantage of being water-soluble and compatible with a wide range of skincare products. It is used in small quantities (typically 0.5%) in skincare to protect them from various harmful substances that could impair their effectiveness.

The Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate is safe and possesses preservation properties based on the synergy of several plant extracts. It represents a natural choice as an alternative to synthetic preservatives.

In compliance with certification requirements, Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate is frequently used in organic skincare products. In its pure state, it is a yellowish liquid diluted at a rate of 0.4% to 4% depending on the product.

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate: what is its purpose?

The Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate is used in skincare to ensure the stability and longevity of formulations. Thanks to its moisturising virtues, it is present in certain hair care products, allowing to nourish and soften the hair.

The Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate fulfils several functions:

  • It aids in eliminating dandruff;

  • It allows for the slowing down of micro-organism growth on the skin;

  • It inhibits the growth of microbes;

  • It alleviates skin inflammation in areas that produce a large amount of sebum.

Furthermore, the Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate allows for preservation:

  • Emulsified skincare products such as milks and creams;

  • Body hygiene products such as shampoos or shower gels;

  • Liquid care products such as gels and floral waters.

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate: In which skincare products can it be found?

The Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate is present in numerous skincare products:

  • The conditioners;

  • Facial lotions;

  • Hair masks;

  • Facial hydrating serums;

  • Firming serums for the face.

Our moisturising gel with aloe vera and orange blossom contains Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. This treatment soothes the skin and deeply hydrates it. Moreover, it provides relief after sun exposure. Brimming with hydrating and soothing active ingredients, it is suitable for all skin types.

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