Skin School: Topical Probiotics

Skin School: Topical Probiotics

You’re probably familiar with probiotics as those good live bacteria that are beneficial for our digestive system and overall health, however did you know that probiotics can also be used topically for our skin? In fact, they are a superstar skincare ingredient for healthy, radiant skin!

When probiotics are applied directly to the skin, these microorganisms help balance the skin's microbiome, which is the community of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that live on your skin's surface. A thriving skin microbiota populated by beneficial bacteria means healthy, resilient skin that is resistant to environmental damage.

In our Probiotic Vitamin Moisturiser, we have included the science-backed strain of Lactobacillus probiotic to effectively support the skin’s microbiome and restore optimal skin pH. Our Lactobacillius Ferment has been proven to be incredibly soothing and protective, as well as being highly beneficial for dry skin. An in-vivo study showed significantly improved skin barrier integrity and skin moisture levels from 7 days to 42 days of topical application, visibly reducing the appearance of skin dryness. 

So let’s take a closer look at why should you try adding topical probiotics into your skincare routine! Here’s what these little wonders can do for your complexion.

Improve your skin barrier function

The skin barrier is the outermost layer of our skin, which helps protect our skin from environmental stressors, such as UV radiation, pollution, and irritants. Topical probiotics can help strengthen the skin barrier by boosting the production of ceramides, lipids that help keep our skin hydrated and protected.

Reduce inflammation 

Inflammation is a natural response of the immune system to fight off infections and heal injuries. However, chronic inflammation can damage our skin cells and contribute to various skin problems, such as acne, rosacea, and eczema. Topical probiotics can help reduce inflammation by promoting the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines, which are proteins that help regulate the immune system.

Fight acne and other skin infections

Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by the overgrowth of bacteria, particularly Propionibacterium acnes, on the skin. Topical probiotics can help fight acne by competing with P. acnes for space and nutrients on the skin's surface. Moreover, probiotics can also produce antimicrobial peptides, which are natural compounds that kill harmful bacteria.

Prevent premature ageing

Premature ageing is a result of various factors, including sun exposure, pollution, and oxidative stress. Topical probiotics can help prevent premature ageing by neutralising free radicals, which are unstable molecules that damage our skin cells. Probiotics can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep our skin firm and elastic.

Try It: Probiotic Vitamin Moisturiser

A light-weight yet deeply nourishing cream formulated to support the skin microbiome and barrier with the power of topical probiotics, plus soothing Kelp for a healthy, radiant complexion. Lactobacillus Ferment, calming Calendula and Arnica, plus protective oils are known to provide hydrating and restoring actions. Designed to leave your face soft, supple and glowing with nourishment.