[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What makes a product friendly to the skin microbiome? How do we know if it is really safe for our microbiome or if it is just good marketing?
The skin harbors a high and very diverse amount of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi and viruses, i.e. the skin microbiota. The skin microbiome is an invisible layer that covers the entire body.
Its composition holds many microorganisms and different types of bacteria that act in harmony with our skin, stimulating the immune system and helping to fight harmful external germs. It is an additional protective barrier.
The microbiome helps protect the skin from pathogens, contributes to a balanced pH, and generates the creation of nutrients, enzymes, and lipids, which are important for normal, healthy skin function. When affected there are several problems that can arise, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, rashes, dry skin and flaking, facial swelling or redness, and itching are some of them.
A healthy microbiome is fundamental to skin health. The best solution for protecting the microbiome is to use products that are gentle on the skin. We are talking about 100% gentle, sulfate-free cleansing products with a balanced pH – which makes it gentle on the skin and therefore gentle on the microbiome.
Long-term use of aggressive cosmetics has been shown to alter skin chemistry and physiology, as well as microbial composition and dynamics. An unbalanced skin microbiota can result in conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), dry skin and dandruff. It is therefore important that cosmetic products minimize their negative impact on the skin.
If you are looking for a microbiome-friendly product, a simple rule to follow is: less is more! This is true for the ingredient lists in the products you use, but also for the number of products you use in your daily routine.
Products developed by KIVENS® are gentle and provide moisturizing and epidermal barrier strengthening benefits. Our ingredients truly respects your skin and our squalene oil, which is part of the award-winning Ultimate Cellular Protection face cream is certified as skin microbiome-friendly.
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