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Why Your Skin Needs Probiotics

Sometimes, bacteria is beautiful. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts naturally found in your body that help you digest food and fight off harmful bacteria. But sometimes you need to supplement your body with more probiotics to make sure the good bacteria outweighs the bad. You’re probably most familiar with probiotic-rich yogurt or supplements used to support your belly’s health. But probiotics aren’t just good for your belly – they can do wonders for your skin.

Probiotics can actually improve your complexion – and I’m talking about wonderful, take-notice improvements – by brightening, balancing and fortifying your skin’s natural barrier. Your skin has a microbiome, which is an elaborate ecosystem of bacteria, yeasts, and microorganisms which help maintain your skin’s health. This microbiome, akin to a “skin barrier,” is your first line of defense in terms of keeping the bad stuff out (like pollution and chemicals) and good stuff in (like moisture). Just imagine that your skin cells are bricks, held together by mortar; the natural renewal process of this brick wall slows with age. Probiotics aren’t just a quick spackling fix, but actually improves that mortar and positively influences the speed and quality of regrowth. Yes, bacteria really is beautiful.

That’s why our team dreamt up our new Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer. “In the initial innovation phase of this product, I got my inspiration from what was happening in the food industry. I was seeing a shift in consumer focus. They wanted to know more about the way in which their products and foods were made. I thought, if probiotics are so good for my gut, then I’m going to trust it! Let’s see what they can do for my skin!” says Vernetra Young, our Senior Manager of Product Marketing and Innovation.

Our Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer uses squalane, probiotic technology and key ingredients, like ginger extract, red seaweed and Swiss garden cress sprouts to hydrate, brighten and balance skin with results in three days. You read that right – you’ll actually notice results in three days. Our weightless gel moisturizer is clinically proven to improve your skin barrier and decrease redness by 23% in only three days. After twenty-eight days, you’ll notice decreased pore size, a 15%+ increase in skin radiance, and a smoother, more even complexion.

Clinical Results for Our Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

Clinical Results For Our Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

 After 3 Days of Use

  1. Improves the skin barrier (-14% reduction in TEWL – Trans Epidermal Water Loss)
  2. Decrease the appearance of mild rosaceaby 43%
  3. Decreases redness by 23%

 After 28 Days of Use

  1. Increases skin radiance +15%
  2. Decreases pore size
  3. Smooths and evens skin complexion
  4. 91% of women say that skin appears healthier
  5. 89% of women say that skin is softer
  6. 85% of women say that skin appears dewy and more supple
  7. 79% of women say skin feels more balanced
  8. 78% of women say that skin appears less irritated and stressed

*Based on a clinically validated study with 33 women, ages 18-69 after 28 days, twice-daily use.

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher Writer and expert
As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I love sharing my passion for ocean conservation and obsession with clean beauty. I’ve tried almost every trend and ingredient, and Biossance’s science-backed formulas are the only ones that consistently calm my reactive skin and make it smoother, clearer, and healthier. I’m so excited to be on this journey of skincare innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you!

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