Fermentation. What is it? Such a scientific word, right? When I hear it, all I can think about is the enzymes that turn grapes into wine, wheat into beer or milk into yogurt. But it’s so much more than you think. And it provides 10000X more goodness for your skin than you could ever believe. We’re obsessed and here’s why:
Developing JUNOSKIN Clean 10, we found out so much about these little enzymes and how beneficial they are to the skin’s microbiome. Working with numerous global labs during product conception, we discovered that fermentation is actually a superpower key component that ensures your skincare ingredients are efficiently and instantly absorbed into your complexion. That means, because of its molecular breakdown, every single drop of the good stuff goes straight into your skin for a glowy, dewier result both instantly and over time.
Why Japanese Barley?
You must be curious as to why we chose Japanese Barley and what’s the magic? In late 2019, when Kyle, JUNO’s Founder traveled to Japan to meet with Japanese manufacturers, he discovered Japanese Barley. A staple ingredient in Japanese cuisine because of its numerous beneficial health properties. Japanese Barley didn’t just come out of nowhere. In fact, it’s been used for thousands of years in Japanese skincare, makeup and hair products. The more our founder unveiled its magical properties with skin and health, the more determined he was to incorporate Japanese Barley into JUNOSKIN products.
What is the magic of Japanese Barley?
- Improves Skin Tone:
Japanese Barley cleanses and exfoliates the skin gently yet thoroughly by eliminating dead cells, dirt, grime, and excess oil from it. It facilitates skin tightening, making your skin more supple and well-toned and giving it a younger appearance.
- Increases Skin Elasticity:
Barley consists of a large amount of selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that keeps skin healthy and youthful from the inside and protects it against free radical damage on the outside.
- Anti-Aging Properties:
The antioxidants in Japanese barley help in decelerating the signs of aging. Barley water flushes out toxins from the body, thus giving the complexion a smooth and wrinkle-free skin texture.
- Healing Properties:
Japanese Barley is a rich source of zinc. Zinc speeds up the healing properties of the skin. For decades, it has been proven to reduce inflammation and create a barrier to protect the skin from outside pollutants.
- Combats Acne:
Japanese Barley contains azelaic acid. Azelaic Acid contains anti-inflammatory properties which help to unclog pores and combat common skin issues like acne, pimples, breakouts, infections, etc.
Japanese Barley has become one of our favorite ingredients during our skincare adventure. The science of fermentation is the core ingredient in our new JUNOSKIN Clean 10 Cleansing Balm.
Developed from various components of the Coix seed (that’s the fancy name for Japanese Barley) we formulated Coix Lacryma-jobi Ma-yuen Seed Ferment Filtrate. Breaking it down, it delivered potent doses of four game changing dermatological molecular breakthroughs: Coixenolide - which evens skin tone by brightening and reducing the dark spots, Coixol - which enhances the skin barrier by reducing any type of irritation towards the skin, Vitamin B1, B12, and E - all MAJOR wrinkle preventers and overall skin smoothers and lastly, Proteolytic enzymes - which dissolves skin’s keratin layer to help soften and moisten the skin for optimal product absorption. ALL these miracle-making magics in one tiny, superfood superhero of a seed... and science.
We know that you’re going to fall in love with it, too. Have any other questions you would like us to answer? Just leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!