How do micro-organisms help our skin

Skin is the largest organ of the body and is covered with trillions of microorganisms like bacteria and fungi. These microorganisms residing on the skin surface are known as the skin microbiome,  and play an important role in skin health. A healthy and balanced microbiome could be viewed as one of the host’s vital defences against infections. It maintains the immune system and protects against allergens and UV exposure. It also helps to limit damage caused by oxidation and improves the hydration and elasticity of the skin.A healthy microbiome triggers the production of ceramide in keratinocytes, the cells that create our skin, as well as strengthens the lipid barrier of the skin, making it more resilient to dryness.

The composition of the skin microbiome becomes impaired by the use of harsh skin care products, and exfoliants. Most skin care products have preservatives. Preservatives in skin care products may remain active on the skin, and with continued use of products with preservatives, the resident microflora is altered.

Recent studies reveal that live probiotics in moisturisers improve skin conditions related to uneven skin tone, hydration, UV damage.Enhance collagen synthesis, and benefit skin elasticity. Reduce the depth of wrinkles, acne and  redness.

Our Alive4real  made-to-order probiotic  moisturising creams are preservatives free.  Creams are packaged  in air-free pump containers to preserve their freshness and probiotic’s stability.