Thermus Thermophillus Ferment


New ingredients

No known benefits

Thermus Thermophillus Ferment description

Thermus thermophilus ferment is the natural result from the fermentation of Thermus thermophilus, a bacterium that can live thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface. On skin, this special ferment can help protect skin’s support structure from falling prey to destructive enzymes and help maintain a firm feel. It also has antioxidant ability, particularly on rogue molecules formed as fatty acids break down. The radical-scavenging ability of Thermus thermophilus has been compared to potent antioxidants in skin such as superoxide dismutase. It’s a very good source of alpha-galactosidase, an enzyme which helps replenish glycoproteins, which skin needs to look healthier. This ferment also has research showing it can neutralise airborne pollutants, making it an intriguing skin care ingredient to see in anti-pollution products.

Thermus Thermophillus Ferment references

  • Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, August 2017, ePublication
  • Microbial Cell Factories, February 2017, ePublication
  • Cosmetics, January 2017, pages 1-8
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2014 Supplement, page AB155

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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