The Skin Microbiome
The secret world of bacteria on your skin
Discover the skin microbiome – the invisible community of billions of bacteria and other microbes that live on the skin. Contrary to what you might think, bacteria are important for skin. Learn why below!
Discover the Skin Microbiome
What is the skin microbiome?
The skin microbiome is the invisible community of microorganisms, including bacteria, found at the skin surface. Intricate and diverse, this world is unique to every person, much like our DNA. New research has uncovered that it is important to consider both the skin barrier and the microbiome. Changes in the microbiome may be linked with a disruption of skin’s natural barrier, which can cause visible signs of skin sensitivity.
How can prebiotics help?
Prebiotics are nutrients for bacteria that help to create a healthy environment for the skin microbiome. These are not to be confused with probiotics – live bacteria that are used to target the gut microbiome and digestive system.
Prebiotic Skin Care
Formulated with a high concentration of La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Water and other carefully selected ingredients, Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer and Lipikar Balm AP+ Body Cream have a unique prebiotic action on the microbiome and help restore healthy looking skin.
Developed with sensitive skin in mind, these formulas are developed without fragrance or parabens, are non-comedogenic, allergy and dermatologist tested.