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How does the bacteria in the AO+ Mist differ from the bacteria in yogurt? (Or probiotics in general.)

While their general function is the same, the types of bacteria used are very different. This is because there are many different kinds of bacteria and each thrive in different environments. The environment of the gut is very different from the environment of the skin. Probiotics in the form of yogurt or supplements target the gut biome. These types of bacteria need to be able to withstand more acidic environments. Though these products also aim to shift the balance of good and bad bacteria, they would not be suitable for the skin, and vice-versa. The AO+ Mist uses a bacteria suited for the skin: Nitrosomonas - a family of bacteria that consume ammonia found in our sweat, in turn producing...

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What are AOB?

What are AOB? A microorganism found everywhere there is life. AOB is short for Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria, and they're found everywhere there is life: lakes, rivers, soil, and (formerly) on our skin. THEY USED TO BE PART OF US:   Historically, AOB would have populated our skin microbiome naturally, acting as peacekeepers for the microbial community, but widespread use of soaps, deodorants, and other personal care products wiped them out. By applying them back to your skin, you're restoring your skin to a native, healthy state.   HOW THEY WORK:   AOB convert irritating components of our sweat (ammonia & urea) and turn them into byproducts that bring benefits to the skin (Nitrite and Nitric Oxide). Nitrite helps keep bad bacteria in check...

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What can I expect?

Results. We measure ourselves not only by the efficacy of our products but their impact on your lifestyle and the environment we live in. We've been told that we set a high bar ;)   On Your Skin: In 4 weeks, a cosmetic clinical study showed that the AO+ Mist delivers the following benefits:     Problem Skin Types 35%    Improvement in skin clarity. The study was done in 28 participants. It was randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, and conducted in multiple locations / climates. Dry Skin Types 35%    Improvement in the look & feel of rough and bumpy skin. The study was done in 24 participants. It was randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, and conducted in multiple locations / climates. Oily Skin...

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Cleanser Ingredients

Biome-Friendly Cleanser Ingredients: Aqua (water) Rosa Damascena Flower Water Lauramidopropyl Betaine (plant-based cleanser) Coco-Glucoside (plant-based cleanser) Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract Glycerin (moisture-binding) Hydroxypropylcellulose (thickener) Hydrolyzed Quinoa (moisture-binding)

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