You'll see AOBiome mentioned throughout our site and our materials. They are our research partner and where Mother Dirt started.
AOBiome is researching the skin microbiome and specifically the role of Ammonia-Oxidizing-Bacteria (AOB) within it. Historically, AOB would have naturally colonized our skin, but modern hygiene and chemistry have wiped them out, leaving our skin more easily susceptible to challenges.
AOBiome is studying the possible therapeutic applications that reintroducing AOB on skin may have on skin health. You can find out more information about their work on their site: aobiome.com