A balanced microbiome is a healthy microbiome, so we’ve rounded up some of the best probiotic products to help feed and fortify your skin for a brighter, clearer and calmer complexion.
Hydropeptide HydraFlora Probiotic Essence – shop
Maintaining a healthy concentration of good bacteria on your skin helps to strengthen and support your skin’s barrier, meaning things like redness and sensitivity are less likely to occur. This post-cleanse toning essence contains a powerful blend of both pre-and-probiotics to boost your skin’s microbiome day after day.
Medik8 Balance Moisturiser & Glycolic Acid Activator – shop
This is a great two-step treatment, but it’s the Balance Moisturiser we are most interested in here. It contains a high-performance blend of prebiotics and probiotics to rebalance the microbiome living on the surface of the skin. Paired with the Glycolic Acid Activator a couple of times a week, it leaves skin feeling silky smooth, looking bright and feeling clear.
Dr Ceuracle Pro Balance Creamy Cleansing Foam – shop
Cleansing the skin is essential, but using the wrong formula can deplete the good bacteria your skin barrier vitally needs. Luckily, this light cleansing foam contains a 5 Probiotic Complex to rebuild the skin’s healthy bacteria balance while removing impurities and dead cells from the surface. Use it in the morning or as your second cleanse in the evening to keep your skin’s microbiome functioning at its best.
Murad Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist – shop
Want a quick and easy way to cater to your skin’s microbiome without changing too many steps in your routine? Try this facial mist. Perfect post-cleanse or to prime the skin for make-up, this refreshing formula is enriched with Prebiotic Hydrating Sugars to boost hydration levels and promote good bacteria growth, which ensures a more balanced microbiome for the long term.Suppo
Dermalogica Clear Start Clearing Defense SPF30 – shop
Keeping the microbiome balanced is of great importance for oily and blemish-prone skins, and those with hormonal or teenage skin, as too much bad bacteria can lead to increased redness, breakouts and congestion. This multitasker from Dermalogica works to keep problematic skin mattified and protected against UV rays, while specialist ingredient TT Technology works with the skin’s microbiome to ensure balance throughout the day.
Exuviance Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence – shop
Post-cleanse is the perfect time to take care of the good bacteria on your skin, as there is nothing there to get in the way and you can focus on supporting the epidermal barrier before applying your usual serums and treatments. Pat some of this water-like essence into the face and let its blend of Probiotic Lysate (which is derived from the bacteria found in yoghurt) and PHA Gluconolactone work their magic.
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