Science Backed Sustainable Skincare Products: What You Need to Know

Did you know that wrinkles start forming as early as the age of 25? Many people dread the idea of getting older, but fortunately, there are several ways in which you can have your skin age with grace. The solution is to use sustainable skincare that is scientifically proven to work.

But what kind of science-backed skincare products and ingredients should you be looking for? How should you get started building your smart skincare line? Keep reading and learn more about skincare products and ingredients that are scientifically proven to work. 

Products Containing Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is one of the best things you can have in your skincare routine. Why might this be, you might ask? It all has to do with the fact that lactic acid is a gentle and sustainable exfoliant. 

Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is essential if you care about having good skin. By exfoliating this often, you stimulate your skin cells and increase their turnover rate. The normal turnover rate for skin cells is about 4 weeks. 

After 4 weeks, you will have completely new skin cells on your face. However, because you don’t shed all of your skin at once like a snake, you probably won’t notice when you’re donning your new skin cells. In fact, your skin might still look dull even once your cells turn over. 

This is because the process is slow and old skin cells like to stick around and make your complexion look dull. However, when you speed up the turnover rate with a good exfoliant, your skin will effortlessly look brighter and younger.

The Details

Lactic acid is a very gentle exfoliant. This is important because many exfoliants such as cleansers with exfoliating beads can actually do more harm than good. Lactic acid, however, simply nibbles away at the top layers of your skin. 

Lactic acid in higher concentrations is also correlated with the development of thicker skin. This might sound like a bad thing, but it is actually very good because thicker and firmer skin can better fight against fine lines and wrinkles. Lactic acid is renewable because it comes from renewable sources such as grains. 

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is another one of many sustainable products for your skin. It is also among the long list of natural skincare ingredients. In fact, your own body produces hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is actually essential for healthy skin. This acid is not the kind of acid that will burn you but rather one that will plump up and brighten your skin. In the body, hyaluronic acid helps your cells produce more collagen. 

Collagen is the skin’s support. Without collagen, your skin would become very thin and wrinkly. This is actually what happens as our skin ages.

After the age of 25, you start to lose 1% of your collagen every year. As you get older, your skin will no longer be as thick and elastic as it used to be, and instead, it will start to sag and wrinkle. This, of course, is not ideal, but hyaluronic acid can keep this from happening and it is scientifically proven to work. 

Some hyaluronic acid is blended with metabiotics, also known as postbiotics. Usually, bacteria produce metabiotics as a metabolic byproduct. When this happens, metabiotics affect the skin in a very positive way by improving the skin microbiome. 

The Benefits

Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid applied to the skin can help skin cells produce more elastin and collagen, both of which are vital for healthy and young skin. Hyaluronic acid is also very important for keeping the skin moisturized. 

This is because hyaluronic acid has the ability to bind water to itself. When you put this product on your skin, it will attract water to your skin cells which will keep them moisturized. This, in turn, will plump up your skin, smooth out any fine lines you may have, and give your skin a certain glow. 

Hyaluronic acid is also sustainable because it can be obtained in a renewable way from bacteria and other means. 

Products Containing Berry Oils

Berry oils come from all sorts of berries such as raspberries, blackberries, and so on. Not only are berry oil products sustainable and scientifically proven to work but they are chock-full of amazing nutrients for the skin. In particular, they are very rich in antioxidants. 

Antioxidants are important because they fight against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that cause cellular damage throughout the body. Scientific studies have shown that free radicals are linked to the acceleration of aging and even certain types of cancer. 

By using antioxidants to fight these free radicals, you can slow down the clock and hold onto your youthful appearance for a bit longer. Antioxidants also reduce inflammation and redness, so they are perfect for smoothing out your complexion. 

Berry oils are also full of important fats and other nutrients that keep skin cells happy and healthy. They are also sustainable since they come from berry plants which are renewable. What else could you ask for from a natural skincare product?

All About Sustainable Skincare Products and Ingredients

Sustainable skincare is important and fortunately, there are many natural products and ingredients that you can choose from. For example, lactic acid, berry oils, and hyaluronic acid are all-natural and very effective when it comes to keeping your skin young and healthy. 

If you want to know more about sustainable skincare products, check out our products here

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

“It is easy to get hooked on conventional products, with inviting perfumes and the instantly pleasant skin feeling. The sooner you understand that those sensations are short-lived the better! Choose Clean Beauty and allow the science backed ingredients time to work wonders on your skin.”

Cinically proven

Our products’ superiority 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 decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, 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.

“Putting all science aside, we are most proud of our users’ testimonials. All tested volunteers claimed visible and tangible improvement in skin feel and appearance.”


The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”


We are dedicated to neutralizing our negative impact on the environment as much as possible and have joined the stream of sustainable skincare brands. We’re taking you on for the ride (we’ve even packed the goodies)!

To help minimize our carbon footprint, for every product order a tree will be planted thanks to our amazing planters at One Tree Planted. It’s estimated that a mature tree nullifies around 20lbs of CO2 a year.

We’re doing our best to reuse, reduce and recycle. Wishing to inspire a circular economy we have partnered up, to create a customized recycling program. Collect three empty plastic packages to receive your Anbiome Recycling Envelope and follow the instructions on how to take part in our recycling mission. 

Your good deed shall be rewarded. For every three products recycled you receive one product gift!


Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.