What is the skin microbiome?
Skin microbiome refers to the trillions of microscopic organisms, mostly bacteria, that live on and in our skin’s various layers. A healthy skin microbiome is like a diverse rainforest—the more variety, the healthier the skin.
Your Microbiome Supports Your Skin
Your skin's microbiome is as unique as a fingerprint, and is responsible for protecting our skin from pathogens, controlling skin immunity, nutrient absorption and supporting the skin barrier.
Preserve & Protect
So you can see why we would want to protect the skins barrier and preserve our microbiome (gentle cleansing only, no over exfoliation). A compromised microbiome is no fun - think perioral dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, redness and irritation and acne–to name a few.
Probiotics in Skincare
Probiotics are live organisms, so no skincare products actually contain true probiotics, because skincare also contains preservatives to prevent bacterial contamination and hence the very same preservatives would kill any probiotics in the product itself. The latest generation of skincare products contain probiotic ingredients to help repair and maintain a happy skin microbiome.
La Roche Posay Toleriane Sensitive Moisturiser
This moisturiser promotes the benefits of probiotics in skincare, helping to repair, restore and nourish skin. This lightweight formula has a gel-like texture that is ideal for combination/sensitive skin with tightness, tingling, dryness and occasional redness.
HydroPeptide Hydraflora Probiotic Essence
HydroPeptide Hydraflora Probiotic Essence is designed to help your skin’s natural reserves flourish from four angles - prebiotics to encourage your existing microbiome, probiotics to help improve your microflora, and a blend of smart natural actives to both protect your skin from free radicals, and keep your skin bright and clear.
Glamglow Berryglow Probiotic Recovery Mask
A creamy, nutrient-dense soothing mask, infused with antioxidant-rich berries and probiotic ferment to instantly boost skin health, restore radiance and help support skin’s microbiome for improved skin strength.
CosMedix Reboot Overnight Hydration Complex
This serum enhances results of any skincare routine, ensuring your skin’s microbiome is being properly nourished. With gentle, active, natural ingredients, skin is repaired and hydrated & will benefit the most while you sleep. With minimal ingredients, Cosmedix Reboot is perfect for sensitive skin.
Lancome Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Light Infusing Eye Cream
With a new and improved formula, this eye cream harnesses the powers of probiotics, prebiotics, hyaluronic acid and vitamin CG to refresh and nourish the delicate eye contour. Developed to reduce puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles, Génifique Yeux erases signs of fatigue for a bright and youthful look.
Vichy Normaderm Phytosolution Double-Correction Daily Care
A hydrating & lightweight moisturiser for oily blemish prone skin, it targets imperfections, revitalises & hydrates skin for up to 24 hours. Enriched with dermatological ingredients to enhance skin hydration, probiotics and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, rich in minerals to boost antioxidant defences.