Everything You Need to Know About Your Skin’s Microbiome

Everything You Need to Know About Your Skin’s Microbiome

Everything You Need to Know About Your Skin’s Microbiome
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The word “microbiome” seems to pop up almost everywhere these days, from food and drink to daily supplements, and it’s often used in reference to our stomach. However, microbiome doesn’t just relate to your gut, but any ecosystem of bacteria, including the one living on your skin. Many companies have started to create skincare which both works with and protects your skin’s biome and we wanted to tell you about five of our favourite microbiome-compatible products from Murad, Dermalogica, Elemis, Evolve Organic Beauty, and Medik8.

Murad Prebiotic 4-in-1 MultiCleanser

This cleanser from Murad has a gel to oil consistency which removes make up, dirt and excess oil. It moisturises the skin using emollients to deeply hydrate, as well as using prebiotics to balance your skin’s natural microbiome and keep it looking healthy. It can be used morning and evening to cleanse your whole face and will nourish the good bacteria to promote a healthy balance to your skin.

Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser

Dermalogica has packed this cleanser full of mineral rich clay and charcoal which will actively cleanse and purify your skin, ridding it of excess oil. It is another prebiotic formula which works with your skin’s microbiome to restore balance as well as protecting your skin’s natural lipid barrier. It also contains a bioflavonoid complex of citrus, aloe and broccoli extract to inhibit the growth of bad bacteria, helping your microbiome to flourish.

Elemis Superfood Matcha Eye Dew

This product from Elemis has been created specifically for the eye area, to quench and hydrate the delicate skin of the eye contour. A combination of kiwi, honeydew melon and matcha nourishes the skin and provides natural prebiotics to maintain the skin’s delicate microbiome. It’s easily absorbed and wears well under make up, and can be used on the go to revive tired looking eyes.

Evolve Organic Beauty 360 Eye and Lip Contour

This nourishing cream from Evolve Organic Beauty is a multifunctional product which can be used on both the eye and lip contour. It targets puffiness, dark circles and fine lines, and contains a potent blend of probiotics to defend your skin’s microbiome. Packed with superfood extracts and hyaluronic acid, this product gives the skin a more youthful and rejuvenated look while encouraging the skin’s own collagen production.

Medik8 Balance Moisturiser and Glycolic Acid Activator

This product from Medik8 is actually two products; a balancing moisturiser and a glycolic acid activator which both contain a blend of prebiotics and probiotics to rebalance your microbiome. The glycolic acid activator should be applied first to gently exfoliate your skin, while boosting the potency of the balance moisturiser. The moisturiser contains beta glucans and niacinamide to give you a massive boost of hydration while leaving your skin supple, matte and blemish free.

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