We’ve all heard of probiotics, either the little drinks that you can buy in the supermarket to help your tummy or the pills you can take to aid your inner wellbeing. But as well as probiotics, using prebiotics can also be beneficial, especially to your skin. Prebiotics are a type of fibre that the human body cannot digest and they serve as food for probiotics, so we need them if we want to probiotic to work. Fortunately, we stock several amazing products which contain prebiotics, and we’ve chosen five of them to share with you today.
The prebiotics in this Superfood mask are naturally derived from sugar, and help to maintain balance in the skins microflora for a healthier looking complexion. Inspired by a vegan smoothie, the mask contains Brazilian Purple Clay helps to draw out skin impurities whilst gently exfoliating to leave the complexion looking balanced and smooth.
This glow-boosting concentrated serum from Elemis uses prebiotics to leave you with a complexion that looks healthy and balanced. The prebiotics are derived from fermented rice water and green tea seed oil, which offer a hydrating, nourishing boost to leave the complexion brighter and more luminous.
The prebiotics in this intensely moisturising formula come from chlorella algae, which can to help rebalance the skin’s natural microbiome for healthy looking skin. It was re-formulated in January 2019 and the new and unique BioReplenish Complex delivers a combination of key barrier lipids that enhance skin’s natural resilience and supports barrier recovery. It’s perfect for drier or prematurely ageing skin, and is vegan friendly, gluten free and cruelty free.
If you’ve never heard of cica before, you could be forgiven – it’s a herb which is huge in Asia, having been used for centuries, but not so much in the West. It’s used to treat wounds, but is also known for its soothing properties and is chock-full of amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals, including vitamins C, A, B1, and B2. This booster harnesses cica and prebiotics to soothe the skin and provide anti-redness properties.
This mist from Elemis is made from extracts of rooibos tea, aloe vera and coconut water, with natural prebiotics which help to balance the skin, leaving it hydrated, with a healthy looking glow. This multi-functional treatment tones and primes the skin with hydrating and soothing skincare benefits. It can be used as part of your skincare routine and can also be used as a setting spray for your make up.