Introducing metabiotic skincare: a range powered by probiotics. Probiotics are well-established in our everyday diets in the form of foods or food supplements. Research has shown that they offer a wealth of benefits for all aspects of our health, including gut health, mood, cognitive functions, and skin health. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at metabiotics – the core of probiotic activity – and explore how they can benefit your skin. Some of the metabiotics in our skincare range are already well known for their skin benefits, such as hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, and peptides. But there are many more to discover! So read on to find out more about metabiotic skincare and how it can help.
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Probiotic skincare is gaining more and more popularity as people become more aware of the benefits that probiotics can offer for our overall health. It’s not just gut health that can be improved by taking probiotics – research has shown that they can also benefit our skin.
Probiotics work in two ways; firstly, they compete with bad bacteria for food, and adhesion on the skin. Secondly, they produce specific molecules known as postbiotics or as we like to call them metabiotics. These metabiotics are the core of probiotic activity and they offer a range of benefits for our skin, such as improving hydration, reducing inflammation, and protecting against free radical damage. They are essentially the hardworking molecules behind the probiotic activity.
Metabiotics- why they sound familiar
There are many different kinds of metabiotics, each with its own specific set of benefits. You probably had no idea that you are already familiar with a few. Some of the most well-known metabiotics in our skincare range include hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, and peptides.
Hyaluronic acid is already well-known in the skincare industry for its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. This makes it an excellent choice for people who want to improve their skin’s hydration levels.
Lactic acid is another metabiotic that offers a range of benefits for the skin. It works as an exfoliant, helping to slough away dead skin cells and revealing brighter, smoother skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness and irritation.
Peptides are another metabiotic that offers a range of benefits for the skin. They are small chains of amino acids that help to stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, plumper skin. Peptides also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness and irritation.
New cosmeceuticals on the block
Among these familiar names, there are a few yet to be heard of for their science-backed skin benefits. Lipoteichoic acid, is naturally found in bacteria and is released during the process of metabiotic manufacturing. It works as an antioxidant and helps protect the skin from external damage. It neutralizes free radicals, which are harmful molecules that can cause oxidative stress and lead to premature aging.
Sphingomyelinase (SMase) is also naturally produced by probiotics in their lifecycle. SMase is an enzyme responsible for the production of ceramides. Ceramides are essential lipids that help to keep the skin’s barrier intact, preventing moisture loss and protecting against environmental aggressors.
Clinically proven efficacy of metabiotic skincare
To show that our metabiotics are worth their praise we put them to the test, a clinical test.
The efficacy of metabiotic skincare has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).
Other beneficial effects include a decrease in skin sensitivity, an increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, and a decrease in acne formation.
This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal as well as the full study report.
There are many more metabiotics in our skincare range, each with its own specific set of benefits. So, if you’ve recognized the potential and wish to try out a probiotic-powered skincare range that can help to improve your skin health, look no further than metabiotic skincare*!