Investigations into the Usage of the Mineral Alginite Fermented with Lactobacillus Paracasei for Cosmetic Purposes
Keywords:human skin, dermatoscope, moisturizing effect
A remarkable interplay between the skin and the fermentation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) occurs. The lactate and amino acids in the supernatant of this bacteria help to hydrate the skin. The fermentation broth of lactic acid bacteria, generally referred as "lactic acid bacteria ferment" according to International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI), has been used to make a variety of cosmetic components. The goal of this study was to evaluate new approaches to assess ferment filtrates (also known as cell-free fermentation broths) that could be used in cosmeceuticals. Despite years of research on the production of lactic acid, aesthetic evaluations have not yet been performed. First, the Lactobacillus paracasei strain NCAIM B.01525 was employed in our research. Furthermore, a fermentation broth was produced containing the Hungaricum mineral alginite and the impact of hydration on human skin tested. The influence of alginite on the fermentation of LAB was also examined. According to the results of the trials, although alginite might double and triple biomass and specific growth rates, respectively, it cannot facilitate hydration of the skin. These results might contribute to the development of more widely accessible, environmentally-friendly cosmetic components in the future.