Probiotics vs Prebiotics
When talking about probiotics and prebiotics the first thing we must explain is the skin's microbiome.
So what is skin microbioma exactly?
Microbioma is your skin’s unique & natural defense system.
When Microbioma is off-balance, skin is not able to protect itself against external aggressors = dehydration, dullness and aging.
Research shows that skincare products with probiotics and prebiotics help get healthy microbes back into balance. However, what is the difference between these two? Whilst they both sound very similar, they function differently.
Putting it simply, probiotics are the living bacteria that support the healthy bacteria in your body. These live organisms feed healthy bacteria to balance the skin’s pH and protect against free radical damage.
On the other hand, Prebiotics are like a fertilizer for good bacteria. Prebiotics are nondigestible compounds that feed and support healthy bacteria and keep bad bacteria in check.
Prebiotics such as Inulin and Fructose (which can be found in our Hand Cream Pops Collection) feed the skin Microbiome to keep it balanced, protecting the skin from air pollution and giving it that healthy glow. A superfood ingredient for your skin if you will.
A natural prebiotic extracted from Chicory roots and Tupinambo, used in skincare for its prebiotic activity, meaning that it reduces the growth of bad bacteria in favor of friendly microorganisms naturally present on the skin. It serves as basic food for the skin’s Microbiome balancing it and creating a natural defensive shield.
You mentioned fructose, isn’t that for eating?
Fructose is a natural sweet prebiotic found in the roots of several plants, it reduces the growth of bad bacteria in favor of friendly microorganisms, helping to stabilize disturbances in the skin Microbiome.
What's the takeaway for both probiotics and prebiotics?
Your skin is teeming with good bacteria that support its immune and barrier functions.
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