Skin Microbiome 101

Skin Microbiome 101

The skin microbiome is a collection of microbes that live on the skin. These microbes include bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This may sound gross, but these microbes actually play a vital role in maintaining your skin health!

In recent years, there has been an increasing scientific interest in harnessing the power of the skin microbiome to improve skin health. This new scientific field has led to the development of a new wave of skincare products and therapies that aim to support and improve the skin microbiome. Studies have shown that a healthier skin microbiome can improve skin hydration, reduce inflammation, reduce and prevent acne, and improve skin barrier function. 

New skincare products and therapies that aim to support a healthy skin microbiome from companies such as ourselves, use ingredients that actively aid the skin microbiome and/or the skin barrier (which in turn helps the skin's microbes). For example, a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that the application of a lotion containing Lactobacillus fermentum (a byproduct of microbial fermentation) to the skin improved skin hydration and reduced skin roughness and redness.

As a company that was founded on improving the gut microbiome to support human health, we understand just how important these tiny microbes are. This is why we have created our own line of specialist skin microbiome products. Using the highest quality ingredients, and formulated by Australia's leading microbiome experts, biomiq skincare has got you covered. ;)


References:
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