Prebiotics are substances (dietary fibers) that fuel the good bacteria on your skin’s surface. These dietary fibers are naturally found in high-fiber foods like yams, asparagus, bananas and apples. For the digestive system, you may be aware that prebiotics are sometimes referred to as “intestinal fertilizers” for probiotics, which promote good bacteria in your gut.
Probiotics are good bacteria that support the skin’s moisture barrier function and work to overthrow any unfriendly bacteria. Probiotics can be found in supplements or from certain fermented foods. But probiotics can also be found in skin care products to balance the skin’s microbiome. Usually, when looking at the benefits of probiotics, experts are referring to the gut flora that ensure your metabolic activities are healthy. However, probiotics can also help with skin symptoms such as dull, dry, itchy or red skin.
When applied topically, probiotics work together with prebiotics to support the function of the skin barrierand to visibly renew the skin. Probiotics support skin barrier health and provide a defense against environmental stressors such as UV rays and pollution or lifestyle factors such as smoking and diet.
Some foods that can boost the concentration of postbiotics in your gut include:
And when applied to the skin, postbiotics reveal a smooth, radiant glow. Let's explore pre, pro* and postbiotic skin care next.
Soon we will be offering the new Kombucha Microbiome Collection from Eminence Organics Skin Care
What Is Biotic Skin Care?
Biotic skin care helps to maintain a balanced microbiome, which is the collection of microorganisms and good bacteria that live on your skin. It’s also designed to nourish the microbiome so that the skin barrier remains intact and clear of harmful bacteria. Biotic skin care also contains pre, pro and postbiotics, ingredients that support the microbiome.
Our products in the Kombucha Microbiome Collection are formulated with pre, pro* and postbiotics to comfort the skin and support the microbiome’s natural balance. This collection also visibly replenishes the moisture barrier to reveal an even and healthy-looking complexion. It’s important to note that this collection does not contain live probiotic cultures; rather it contains a probiotic lysate ferment. Translation? Probiotic lysates are the remnants of formerly live probiotic bacteria. These lysates are essential in supporting and balancing the skin environment, and they enhance the function of the skin’s moisture barrier by repairing skin and maintaining skin health.
You can find the following ingredients in various products within the the Kombucha Microbiome Collection:
Probiotic (lactococcus ferment lysate)*: Supports and balances the skin microbiome, enhances the function of the skin moisture barrier to repair dry skin and maintain healthy-looking skin.
Prebiotic: Fuel that is utilized by microorganisms, resulting in a balanced skin microbiome.
Kombucha ferment (Postbiotic): Derived from fermenting black tea, this superfood is rich in postbiotics that visibly refresh and renew the skin.
White tea: Rich in antioxidants, helps maintain healthy-looking skin, combats the appearance of skin dullness and encourages glow.
Jasmine flower: Relieves redness and soothes dry skin resulting in an even skin tone.