Probiotics aren’t just beneficial to your gut-health. There’s now a new breed of friendly bacteria that is designed to work from the outside in and can have a dramatic impact on your complexion.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that benefit the health of the host. These microorganisms occur naturally within and on the body. Every person has their own distinct, ever-changing combination of these organisms on the surface of their skin, known as the microbiome. There’s trillions of these friendly bacteria on our skin, keeping it healthy, free from redness and irritation, and glowing.
How do probiotics work in skincare?
Supporting your microbiome with topical probiotics can help your skin stay balanced, which in turn results in a glowing, happy and healthy complexion.
Probiotic skincare relies on the premise that live, friendly bacteria can have a positive impact on the skin’s microbiome. Firstly, probiotic skincare can create a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to help prevent ‘bad’ bacteria from interacting with the skin. Secondly, some probiotics produce substances that can damage ‘bad’ bacteria, therefore reducing inflammation.
Are Probiotics Suitable For Me?
Adding probiotics into your skincare routine will be beneficial to all skin types, concerns and ages.
If you have sensitive skin, probiotic skincare will help keep healthy bacteria on the surface of the skin replenished and aid in cellular repair and protection. In turn, this will help calm and reduce redness.
If you have blemish-prone skin, applying probiotics will help keep acne-causing bacteria at bay, and help reduce inflammation.
If you are after anti-ageing benefits, probiotics skincare can help reduce the appearance of fine lines by stimulating cell renewal and repairing stressed skin for a more youthful and radiant complexion.
If you are concerned about pollution and free radical damage, responsible for redness, signs of ageing and acne, probiotic skincare can help boost the skin’s natural defence against these aggressors.
What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?
Prebiotics don’t directly benefit the skin, but provide nutrients for live probiotics to thrive more readily. To put it simply, prebiotics are the food that probiotics consume to stay healthy.
Our Pre and Probiotic Complex is a powerful combination of prebiotics and probiotics that work together to help protect and stimulate the skin’s natural defences and are beneficial to your personal microbial flora to the detriment of ‘bad’ bacteria.
Our complex contains Oligosaccharides obtained from natural sugars (sucrose and maltose) and vegetal substrates (Bioecolia) obtained from corn, beetroot and yacon root.
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