Milk Ferment is a renewed interpretation of traditional beauty rituals, inspired by the generations of women before me.
This creamy cleanser celebrates time-honored ingredients rice bran and colloidal oatmeal and is optimized with cutting-edge probiotics and lactic acid that balances your skin’s microbiome by encouraging cell renewal. Caffeine depuffs and tightens, while potent antioxidants protect skin from free radicals.
Light in texture and heavy in nutrients, Milk Ferment calms and hydrates intensely, and cleanses like a dream.
Colloidal oatmeal and rice bran take center stage in Milk FermentTM/ MC. These timeless ingredients are rich sources of avenanthramides, minerals and fatty acids - powerful bioactives capable of combating inflammation, reducing irritation and soothing sensitive skin
Probiotics help recalibrate your skin’s microbiome and restore skin suppleness, by enhancing cellular renewal and encouraging collagen production
Lactic acid from derived from yogurt extract gently encourages cell regeneration, while providing superior moisturizing properties
Chaga mushroom, one of the richest sources of superoxide dismutase enzymes and polyphenols, combats oxidative stress and builds the skin's resilience
Caffeine tightens and reduces puffiness while providing antioxidant and soothing properties
Centuries-old botanicals goto kola and ginkgo Biloba, combine with time-tested white lily and passionflower to amplify antioxidant and soothing properties
Packed with powerhouse humectants to keep skin hydrated, supple, and plump
To reap the benefits of all the ingredients, I like to massage Milk Ferment onto my skin in the morning and leave it on while I step into the shower, rinsing off just before I step out. It leaves my skin soft and hydrated and prepares it for the rest of my morning routine.
Massage a generous portion on dry face and neck, moving in a circular motion to dissolve light make-up and daily grime. Remove with a warm, wet face cloth, or if you desire, rinse off with lukewarm water.
When it comes to skincare, our motto is low and slow - use low doses of gentle bioactives over a period of time.
We believe happy and healthy skin is the result of a consistent and disciplined skincare routine. A robust skincare routine should not swing like a wild pendulum.
W.E.O behind the brand:
CJ Zhan-Shahani founded this brand after her pregnancy, marked by volatile bouts of hormonal cystic acne, and failing to find a solution that didn't aggravate her skin condition.
"Post-pregnancy, my skin simply lost its resilience – it was easily sensitized and reacted to many ingredients I was previously using.
As I sought gentler alternatives to the traditional actives I had been accustomed to up till that point, I intuitively turned to nature for inspiration – using plant-based bioactives was, without a doubt, the optimal solution.
In formulating this collection, I wanted to shift the conversation from instant results to one that celebrates the gradual revival and sustenance of happy and healthy skin. My guiding principle is not about how many actives I can cram into a formula, or how high a percentage the formulas can reach. This capsule collection focuses on using key plant-based actives, optimizing their performance with other proven ingredients, and allowing these key actives to take center stage in a formula.
I was always taught that every plant has a story behind it – its purpose in the environment, why and how it co-exists with other plants, and most intriguingly, how it benefits us. I listened. I learned. And now, I gather all my knowledge, past and present, to craft this capsule skincare collection for you."