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Article: Restore Your Skin Microbiome

Restore Your Skin Microbiome

What is the skin microbiome?

Your skin is home to a vibrant and diverse bacterial community known as the skin microbiome.  The skin microbiome comprises  billions of bacteria, and it may surprise you to know that bacterial cells even outnumber skin cells. Achieving a healthy skin microbiome involves maintaining diversity and balancing more of the good and less of the bad bacteria. Pre, pro, and postbiotics play a pivotal role in this balance, and as a cosmetic chemist, it's exciting to see these principles translate into prebiotic and postbiotic skincare (which we delve into a little deeper in our previous blog: The Role of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Postbiotics in Skincare). Emerging research has underscored that topical ‘biotics' are potent tools in balancing skin, strengthening the vulnerable barrier and mitigating skin surface damage and inflammation. So what are the three major ‘biotics?



Consider this as nourishing food for beneficial bacteria, empowering the skin to operate at peak performance while suppressing growth harmful bacteria. Inulin is an excellent source of prebiotic food In cosmeceutical skincare. 



These are the live bacteria that fortify both our skin and gut health, provided they remain viable when applied to our skin.



This relatively new term refers to the beneficial active by-products and metabolites produced by  probiotic bacteria. Often described as probiotic lysates, postbiotics provide the advantages of probiotics. They are not destroyed by antibacterial preservative that are an important component of all good skincare  and  are more robust against degradation in their containers. I've found that postbiotics can be a superior method for delivering the perks of beneficial bacteria in skincare, offering a way to achieve the benefits of probiotics without relying on more vulnerable live bacterial cells.

Dive into Dermiotic pre serum elixir

Unleash the potential of healthy, balanced skin one of our most innovative formulas: Dermiotic. This pioneering pre-serum elixir harmonises prebiotics and postbiotics, focusing on skin stress alleviation, redness reduction, and soothing irritation. With its gentle, alcohol-free composition, it's a more logical  substitute for traditional toners.

The Benefits of Dermiotic:

1. Achieves balance in restoring the  skin microbiome 

2. Infused with prebiotic and probiotic nutrients

3. Gentle, essence-like texture, Ideal as a pre-serum treatment

4. A gentle and more results driven  alternative to toners

The Science Behind the Formula

Much like the gut, skin health hinges on the equilibrium between helpful and harmful bacteria. Clinical evaluations have shown that prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic skincare can considerably elevate the good bacteria, minimize inflammation and redness, assist in balancing skin's pH, and fortify its barrier. A key study pinpointed the efficacy of a postbiotic, Bifidobacterium longum, in mitigating sensitivity and revitalizing the skin's compromised barrier function. Bifidobacterium remains a revered postbiotic I actively use in formulations, alongside purified inulin, a topical prebiotic that nourishes the skin's beneficial bacteria.

Synergie Skin Owner, Terri Jones

An Expert Opinion

Modern studies underline that skin doesn't merely act as a barrier; it is a vitl body organ that produces and processes hormones and peptides that can influence various bodily systems. A ground breaking 2017 research study  unveiled the interplay between skin health and other health aspects like brain chemistry. Much like gut flora, the influence of skin bacteria extends beyond the surface. There's compelling evidence that topically applied prebiotic nutrients coupled with probiotic lysates yield tangible skin advantages.


Achieving A Balanced Skin Microbiome

Preserving a balanced skin microbiome is paramount for optimal skin health. Every skin type stands to gain from diminished inflammation and enhanced barrier function. Incorporating products that combine prebiotics and postbiotics should be considered essential in skincare regimes.


The Reviews Are In

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This product has transformed my skin's appearance, notably reducing redness and congestion." – Michele

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "My skin drinks this up instantly, bestowing instant hydration and glow." – Diana

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "An indispensable miracle worker in my skincare arsenal!" – Laura

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "A non-negotiable element in my daily skincare, it's profoundly impacted my skin." - Elizabeth


How to Incorporate Dermiotic Into your Skincare Routine

Dermiotic should be used after cleansing and before serums with just 3-4 drops patted lightly into the face. Marrying topical prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics with core skincare ingredients, like vitamin A, niacinamide, and vitamin C, promises notable results over time. The three ‘biotics should be essential to all skincare routines as our skin barrier is continuously being challenged by pollution, environmental toxins, and stress. Studies clearly demonstrate that topical ‘biotic nutrition provides measurable ongoing skin benefits. 


 [Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice. Consult a dermatologist or skincare professional for specific concerns.]

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