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The skin microbiome and the best probiotic skincare products

The skin microbiome and the best probiotic skincare products
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Over the last couple of years, extensive skincare research and product development in the area has suggested that taking care of the skin's microbiome is vital to the healthy and radiant appearance of our complexions. As a result, probiotic skincare is set to be one of the key beauty trends in 2019.

Completely unique to each and every one of us, the microbiome is a collection or ecosystem of microorganism that live both on and inside our body. Determined both by genetics and external factors, your microbiome is important to your overall health and vitality.

Looking at the skin microbiome in particular, the delicate balance of microorganisms is frequently impacted by various environmental and external factors including UV rays, humidity, pollution and moisture. As our microbiome is the skin's first natural defence against external aggressors, it is important to support it and use products which strengthen this defence in order to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

An unbalanced and weakened microbiome can often head to various skin concerns including acne, rosacea and the increase of premature ageing.

How to support your skin's microbiome

Incorporating probiotic skincare into your beauty routine can help to strengthen your skin's barrier which in turn soothes inflammation and even minimise breakouts to keep skin supple, clear and healthy. When applied topically, probiotics are known to calm the skin by helping cells to flourish with a surge of good bacteria.

5 probiotic skincare products

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise & Glow Serum

Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise & Glow Serum utilises probiotics, peptides and antioxidants to protect the skin from any damage or irritation. Promoting a glowing, lit-from-within complexion, the nourishing serum is rich in Omegas 3,6 and 9 in addition to Vitamin E to plump the skin for a soft and supple finish. Preventing skin ageing and working to prevent free radical damage, the serum perfectly supplements any beauty routine.

ESPA Tri-Active Advanced ProBiome Eye Cream

With advanced pre and probiotic technology, the ESPA Tri-Active ProBiome Eye Cream is a saviour for the delicate skin underneath our eyes. Helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles and protect the skin from further ageing with potent Microalgae, the nourishing cream plumps and softens the skin for a wide awake finish. The addition of Bio-Retinol also helps to improve texture and tone.

Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Whip to Clay Cleanser

Mineral-rich to provide a whole host of benefits to the skin, Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Whip to Clay Cleanser effectively sweeps away all impurities from the skin while promoting a healthy, radiant complexion. The whipped mousse formula transforms into a foam on the skin and harnesses the powers of a Probiotic Complex and a blend of skin-loving clays to cleanse the skin while also replenishing vital moisture to leave skin clean, comfortable and clear.

Gallinée Probiotic Hydrating Face Cream

The experts in probiotic skincare, Gallinée developed their deeply nourishing Probiotic Hydrating Face Cream to soften, hydrate and boost the health of all skin. Powered by the brand's signature Triple Biotic Complex of probiotics, prebiotics and Lactic Acid, the fast-absorbing cream protects and strengthens the skin and uses 98% natural ingredients to restore a luminous, healthy-looking complexion.

The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%

As it's name suggests, The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% is truly a feast of nutrients and vitamins for your skin. Targeting the signs of ageing, imperfections and breakouts, the serum acts as an antidote for stressed-out, problem prone skin. Enriched with a complex of youth-boosting peptides and probiotics in addition to hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, the lightweight formula visibly improves the overall health and appearance of your skin and promotes a beautiful radiance.

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