New look. New logo. New formulas. Same mission.

Tina Adoniou

Our story begins in the dirt, with an MIT scientist and the equestrian who posed a question to him about why her horses rolled around on the ground. Little did they know that one question would end up sparking, and ultimately proving the hypothesis that this rich soil contained an Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria that is an essential part of the nitrogen cycle in nature and on our skin. Further research showed that this same bacteria has been stripped away from human skin from the harsh chemicals used in traditional skin and personal care products. So when we found a way to biohack that good bacteria back in, we knew we were onto something revolutionary.

It’s almost crazy to think that Mother Dirt was founded on the power of a single, invisible microorganism. But thanks to the MIT scientist who discovered it, and the power of one New York Times reporter’s experience that went viral back in 2014, it did. And our Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB for short) has been the cornerstone of our company ever since. 

Read the 2014 NY Times article that started our AO+ Restorative Mist cult following.

It’s ironic and frustrating that most of the products from Big Beauty brands we’ve used for most of our lives may have caused more damage than good. For many years we had limited choices and limited access to information about these products. Looking back, we've come to the conclusion that there's no bad skin, only bad skincare. So we took a smarter approach.

We saw the amazing things our AO+ Restorative Mist was doing for people. No matter their skin type, AOB was restoring peace and balance to people’s skin and relieving them from a slew of skin concerns that was not only causing physical pain - but emotional as well. Over the past five years, we've received an incredible amount of reviews, customer emails, social posts and press articles all touting the amazing powers of our revolutionary product. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and in some cases life-changing. Our live and active bacteria was transforming their skin, and they couldn't get enough of it.

“I’m not even exaggerating. This changed my life!” - Kackie  

“This is the most amazing product I have ever used! Bye bye redness!!!” - Cristina R.

“I can’t get over how my skin has improved using these products!” - Jane I.

“This is the greatest product, a lifesaver!!! Finally I feel confident!” - Erika E.

AO+ Restorative Mist. New look. New name. SAME formula. 

So we went to work harnessing the transformative power of probiotics. We infused potent probiotic blends and extracts into our products, creating new formulas made specifically to act as a primer for our hero, AO+ Restorative Mist, to create an Active Probiotic System. 

And without further ado, it’s time for you to meet our new restorative skin probiotics line that will radically transform the way you care for your skin. And know, we not only want to restore your microbiome, we want to restore your faith in skin care. 

There’s a lot to take in, so take some time to explore our new website, and get to know the new Mother Dirt. From reformulated favorites to entirely new products, there’s so much newness that we can’t wait to share with you. Make sure to subscribe to our emails and follow us on social to stay up to date on what’s next!

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