Skin Microbiome 101
Your skin - like any ecosystem - needs bacteria to thrive. Wonderful, dirty, harmonizing bacteria that make up the skin microbiome. When your biome is in balance, the good bacteria keep the bad bacteria in check, biologically protecting your skin to reveal your most radiant self. But when your biome is unbalanced, your skin will let you know - with dryness, oiliness and breakouts.
What Are Probiotics?
In short, probiotics are live microorganisms that offer anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Also known as 'good bacteria', probiotics for your skin work similarly to those intended for gut health by restoring essential bacteria and rebalancing the skin microbiome.
How They Work
Probiotic skincare aims to put good bacteria back on the skin's surface to help balance and brighten the complexion. It also helps nurture the skin biome and works with your sweat to keep pH levels in check.
Shaping Our Modern Skin Microbiome
Traditional skincare has scrubbed, peeled and stripped away the good bacteria on our skin, so we figured out a way to put it back in. Our proprietary ingredient, live AOB, interacts with elements naturally found in your sweat to produce two powerful byproducts - Nitrite and Nitric Oxide - that are essential to a balanced skin microbiome.
Balancing Your Skin's PH
Environmental factors and harsh topical products can take a toll on your skin's pH level by making it either too alkaline or too acidic. Throwing off this sensitive balance can have less-than-desirable consequences, including sensitivity, irritation, acne, and more. That's why correcting the imbalance and maintaining your skin's pH level is so important for a healthy complexion.