Understanding Prebiotics and Postbiotics: The Next Big Thing in Skincare

Understanding Prebiotics and Postbiotics: The Next Big Thing in Skincare

Understanding Prebiotics and Postbiotics: The Next Big Thing in Skincare

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, there's been a few exciting findings in recent years. We think that one of the most important new understandings is that the skin has its own microbiome (The skin microbiome, or skin flora, is the collection of microorganisms that live on and within your skin. It can include bacteria, fungi and viruses) and this group play a big role in keeping our skin healthy because a healthy microbiome regulates the proper functioning of the skin and  keeps unhealthy bacteria and fungi away.

Many skin issues, such as acne, dermatitis, eczema and rosacea are caused through an imbalance of bacteria that can't flourish in a healthy ecosystem. So it's critical to keep your skin microbiome happy and flourishing. Your microbiome works together with your skin barrier to keep the skin balanced and healthy. 

How can we support our microbiome?

There are a number of factors that contribute to a healthy skin microbiome. Diet, age and stress can all contribute, also what you put on your skin is really important. Chemicals, soaps and some skincare ingredients can weaken your skin biome, so its vitally important that what you put on your skin helps to support your microbiome. The best way to do this is with prebiotic and postbiotic skincare ingredients. 

What Are Prebiotics and Postbiotics?

Prebiotics are ingredients that feed the beneficial bacteria on your skin. Think of them as fertilizer for your skin's good bacteria.

Postbiotics, on the other hand, are the beneficial byproducts produced by probiotics  (good bacteria). These byproducts can have a range of positive effects on the skin, including enhancing its barrier function, reducing inflammation, and improving hydration.

Both of these ingredients are produced through a process similar to fermentation using cultures. Its quite similar to the process of making sauerkraut, which as we know is very beneficial for gut flora. 

How to use these ingredients in your skincare 

Day and night creams with prebiotics and postbiotics are a great place to start, as they can provide continuous support for your skin's microbiome.

Please check out our Botanical Biome Day and Night cream Bundle here 

providing your skin with prebiotics and postbiotics 

Incorporating prebiotics and postbiotics into your skincare routine helps nourish and support your skin's microbiome. "A balanced skin microbiome is essential for a strong skin barrier and overall skin health," says Dr. Jane Smith, a dermatologist specializing in microbiome research. "Prebiotics and postbiotics can help restore this balance, leading to healthier, more resilient skin."

Benefits of Prebiotic and Postbiotic Skincare

  1. Strengthens Skin Barrier: By feeding the good bacteria, prebiotics help fortify the skin's natural barrier, making it more resistant to external aggressors.
  2. Reduces Inflammation: Postbiotics have anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.
  3. Improves Hydration: Both prebiotics and postbiotics help enhance the skin's ability to retain moisture, leading to a plumper, more hydrated complexion.
  4. Protects Against Environmental Stressors: A healthy microbiome can better defend against pollution and other environmental factors that can damage the skin.


So if you're ready to level up your skincare game, experience healthy and nourished skin like never before. Perhaps its time to start caring for your skin microbiome 

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