Microbiome skincare: Probiotics for your skin

The latest trend in skincare considers not just your skin, but the good bacteria living inside it. Here's the lowdown.

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A microbiome is an environment made up of microorganisms - and we have many of them within our bodies, most notably in the gut. These microbiomes are finely balanced, and this balance helps fight off disease and keep our bodies functioning. They're essential to our wellbeing, which is why it's important to look after them.

You might have heard of probiotics, the microorganisms we introduce into our bodies to balance or strengthen our microbiomes through foods such as yoghurts and kombucha. Well, they don't just exist in foods. The microbiome skincare trend introduces probiotics into our skincare regimes in an effort to fortify the skin barrier, helping to combat acne and inflammation, dryness and skin ageing.

Here are six products to consider adding to your routine.

Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream
Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream, £46
gallinée Face Vinegar
gallinée Face Vinegar, £25
Aurelia The Probiotic Concentrate
Aurelia The Probiotic Concentrate, £38
mother dirt AO+ Restorative Mist
mother dirt AO+ Restorative Mist, $69
Kinship Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturizing Sunscreen, $26
Tula The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser
Tula The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser, $28

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