If you are into healthy eating must probably have heard about the importance of probiotics, the good bacteria found in yoghurts and other fermented foods, like kombucha and kefir. There is scientific evidence that they help our digestion and even boost immunity. Now, research points out to probiotics being powerful ingredients in skincare!
Even though there is no proven results yes, some studies show that common skin problems such as acne, rosacea and eczema may be softened and aging signs reverted, as they act on skin PH, avoiding collagen and elastin breakdown. The cosmetics industry has already jumped into the bandwagon and launched versions of Danone’s Activia to the skin. A few brands went further and created their USPs around probiotics. Aurelia, Tula and Gallinée are good examples:
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is an English company, founded in 2013 by Claire Vero, a dermatology expert with experience in very well-known pharmaceutical labs. The products are a mix of probiotics and botanic formulas and claim to reduce inflammation thus, the aging process.
Tula is an American brand created by gastroenterologist Roshini Raj. The name means balance in Sanskrit and the target is to nourish skin with the same ingredients that help our digestion.
Gallinée goes beyond probiotics, combining them with prebiotics (boost the growth of the former) and lactic acid (naturally produced by some of our good bacteria). Founded by French Doctor in Pharmacy Marie Drago, with funding from Kickstarter, the products aim to balance the skin PH and its microbiome, i.e., the bacteria that live around us.
With so many potential benefits, all I want is to try them as soon as possible!