The skin microbiome (ecosystem) consists of both good and bad bacteria. A microbiome in balance offers protection against bad bacteria and ensures a healthier and less irritated skin.
Dry, damaged and atopic skin is often a result of a disturbed balance in the skin microbiome. Imbalances in the microbiome are problematic since it allows bad bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus) to multiply and outnumber the good bacteria.
This impairs and sometimes damages the immune system and barrier function of the skin, causing irritation and discomfort.
Probiotics are live bacteria that rebalance the microbiome and improve skin smoothness and comfort.
Topically applying live probiotic bacteria on the skin of those who lack the natural defenses against bad bacteria is a new and more natural way to fight the problem of increasing skin problems caused by microbiome imbalances.