About the Ingredient: Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
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What Is Leuconostoc Used For? An alternative to potentially harmful preservatives, leuconostoc is a natural antimicrobial preservative used in skincare and cosmetics. It can also be useful when used topically in products for skin or scalp conditions as it moisturizes and conditions.
What Is the Definition of Leuconostoc? Also known as radish root ferment filtrate, leuconostoc is derived from radishes fermented with bacteria to act as a natural preservative. It ranges in color from clear to a light amber.
What Are the Benefits of Leuconostoc?
- Compatible with a wide range of skincare ingredients
- Minimal irritation potential
What Is Leuconostoc Used In? Moisturizers, Creams, Lotions, Facial Cleansers, Body Washes, Shampoos, Conditioners
What Is the Origin of Leuconostoc? Leuconostoc is derived from radishes fermented with a lactic acid bacteria that has traditionally been used to make kimchi. It contains an isolated peptide from the bacteria during the fermentation process that has antimicrobial benefits.
Cautions: While leuconostoc is usually good for all skin types, it may aggravate or irritate skin in extreme cases.