What we know about probiotics is in supplement and food. Right now, probiotics have been one of the ingredients in skin care products. Totally new sensitive skin care line that will focus on increase skin barrier. Topical probiotics have also been evaluated for treating sensitive and dry skin.
Topical probiotics and their lysates have been shown to be of value in treating acne. A topical product containing a 5% extract of Lactobacillus plantarum was found to reduce erythema, acne lesion size and improve skin barrier in patients with acne.
A cosmetic product with specific prebiotic extracts including ginseng, black currant or pine was found to significantly reduce colonization of P. acne in patients with acne.
The studies reviewed suggest that topical prebiotics, probiotics and bacterial cell lysates do provide demonstrable skin benefits. Skincare products containing these are well positioned for treating conditions characterized by an altered microflora. Cosmetics containing probiotics may also be helpful for improving skin health and beauty.
Recently, Elizabeth Arden has come up with their new series probiotic collection. The probiotics are added in their skincare range to restore the natural balance, repair and increase your skin barrier.
They have launched SUPERSTART Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask
Their mask biocellulose material is derived from natural coconut water, which fits perfectly to your skin. The probiotics help to restore the natural balance of your skin, repair and optimizing natural defences of skin. Wow! They power up the mask with hyaluronic acid with 2X the powerful probiotic blend in the mask for intensive treatment.
The more special about this mask, a blend of ceramides 1, 3 and 6, cholesterol and Phytosphingosine ( essential lipids ) found in skin barrier that repairs and replenishes ceramides. If you wish to know more, you could click here.
In Korea, First Lab, ILDONG Pharmaceutical Technology also launch their probiotic skin care includes mask, soothing gel, essence and serum.
With the unique technology of the company, their probiotics containing Complex 3501 and Tumericgel which help to maintain skin hydration level.
The mask containing TENCEL from Eucalyptus tree, it concentrated on moisturizing and firming effect. Do you see the difference in the texture of the mask in the picture below?
In conclusion, the probiotic skincare is good news for us who want to brighten their skin, reduce dark circle and improving skin complexion. The probiotic skincare could stabilize and increase your skin barrier that suits all type of skin including sensitive skin condition. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest skincare trend.
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