Microbiome Skincare Products to Support Healthy Skin


 August 21, 2021

What Is Skin’s Microbiome?

Would you believe that healthy skin begins in the belly? That’s the idea behind microbiome skincare, one of the latest trends to rock the health and beauty industry. As researchers learn more about the connection between gut health and beauty, we are finding that the microbiome can help prevent skin infections and stop pathogens from colonizing.

The skin’s microbiome is made up of a collection of microorganisms that impact how the skin both feels and looks. These microorganisms are comprised of more than 1,000 species of bacteria, and as many as 80 species of fungi. Researchers believe that the bacteria and fungi that live on our skin are biologically linked to the microorganisms that reside in the gut. While the vast majority of microorganisms on the skin are harmless, and some could even be considered beneficial, there are those that are pathogenic, or infection promoting. These are the microorganisms that microbiome skincare products are being developed to target.

Maintaining the Proper Balance

Our skin microbiome acts like a protective shield that’s main function is to make decisions about what is, and is not, allowed to enter the skin. It’s important to care for our skin microbiome so we can trap healthy moisture in and keep dangerous irritants out. A healthy microbiome protects against both infection and inflammation.

Finding the right balance and maintaining a healthy skin microbiome is made easier when you use the right skincare products. In order to be healthy, the skin microbiome needs essential biomolecules, including vitamin E, fatty acids, and other nutrients.

Microbiome skincare products are deceptively simple. Many include few active ingredients, as they rely primarily on organic vitamins, probiotics, and other clean nutrients. Using microbiome skincare products on a regular basis can ward off a myriad of conditions and leave the skin looking healthy, smooth, and moisturized.

Key Ingredients in Microbiome Skincare Products

Microbiome skincare products are developed with a wide array of ingredients and proprietary formulations. Most products in this category include fewer than 10 ingredients, sourced from native plant species and biologically designed to deliver nutrients in a way that is as close to nature as possible.

Common ingredients you may find in microbiome skincare products include:

  • Vitamins A, D, K
  • Probiotics
  • Antioxidants
  • Aloe
  • Jojoba oil
  • Shea butter
  • Squalane oil
  • Sanoma leaf oil

Less is More in Microbiome Skincare

When it comes to microbiome skincare, less is always more. Fewer active ingredients can actually lead to greater results, in the form of more moisturized, clearer skin. Omya Kinetik’s microbiome skincare products were formulated by experienced microbiology PhDs, physicians, and scientists, reflecting a strong commitment to clean beauty and scientific research. To learn more about this cutting-edge area of beauty science, contact us at (732) 335-5775.