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My skin began to change for the better. It actually became softer and smoother, rather than dry and flaky, as though a sauna's worth of humidity had penetrated my winter-hardened shell.

The New York Times

You've probably heard of probiotic skincare, aimed to regulate the "good" bacteria on the skin's surface in order to balance skin and reduce breakouts. But Mother Dirt has taken it one step further and captured an actual live bacteria and bottled it up for us to spritz on to our faces in the AO+ Restorative Mist. 

The results are seriously impressive: it rebalances, reduces flare ups and gets your skin back in the swing of successfully self-regulating sebum and moisture levels. After only four weeks all AO+ Mist users had seen a dramatic improvement.

In other words, it's like skincare for the lazy girl - the bacteria does all the work for you, including improving the texture and appearance of skin peppered with sensitivity, blotchiness, dryness, oiliness, and even making body odour less apparent.

Mother Dirt's probiotic skincare is a Christmas essential for anyone who sees their skin suffer from stress, overindulgence and the weather at this time of year.

Harper's Bazaar

Mother Dirt has been at the forefront of microbiome-friendly skin care: The AO+ Mist features a patented variety of live “ammonia-oxidizing bacteria” that works to restore the skin’s natural balance without the aid of topical moisturizers.


Your skin has a careful balance of good and bad bacteria (also called flora), but most soaps wipe out both. If good bacteria is absent, skin can't protect itself from breakouts, infections, or dryness. The Mother Dirt body cleanser is a microbiome-friendly soap that's safe for sensitive skin because it uses all natural ingredients. It's also moisturizing, leaves skin feeling super soft, and takes off makeup like a champ.


No! Actually, not all probiotics are the same—they don't even all contain living bacteria. As David Pollock, beauty chemist, consultant, and the brains behind Just Ask David, explains, many products have preservative systems which kill the live bacteria microbes, making the cultures deactivated—but still effective. “The challenge is how to bring out the benefits of fermentation and probiotics when the microbe is no longer live,” he says. So while, yes, probiotic skin care involves putting products full of bacteria on our skin, some products, such as Mother Dirt, contain living cultures, while other brands, like Aurelia, contain deactivated bacteria.


This gentle foaming wash gets rid of everything you want gone — dirt, oil, makeup, and whatever else glommed on to your face during the day — but also actively preserves the bacteria the brand says that your skin needs to look and feel its best.

Teen Vogue

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...AO+ is working overtime to keep your hygiene in check...even if you're not.

Marie Claire

My skin feels clean, not stripped or tight like it sometimes does after cleansing. When I wake up in the morning after washing with the Cleanser the night before, I don't have any surprise blemishes and I'm far glow-ier than the morning after a standard wash. Throughout the day, my usually-oily T-zone stays remarkable oil-free. If I listen really, really carefully, I can hear all the happy bacteria on my face shouting their thanks.

We’re also BIG fans of the Mother Dirt Biome-Friendly Face and Body Cleanser, which is created to work harmoniously with your skin so that it doesn’t unbalance or disrupt your skin’s unique ecosystem or the delicate moisture barrier

HUDA Beauty

Celeb makeup artist Georgie Eisdell used Mother Dirt’s biome-friendly cleanser and moisturizer to create (Melissa) McCarthy’s flawless canvas.