What is your ‘skin microbiome?’

Victor from Nutrimetics Beauty Lab talks on how to maintain a healthy skin microbiome.
Caroline Davies

Written by Caroline Davies

'Microbiome beauty' is the trend that went mainstream this year and its backed by more research than ever before. Whether you've heard of this skincare buzzword before, or you are clueless when it comes to the skin microbiome, our New Product Development Chemist, Victor, has all of the answers right here. Learn how to achieve your strongest, healthiest and most resilient skin with this microbiome boosting advice and our NEW Restore PRO range. 

cleansing with Prebiotics

 

What is the 'skin microbiome?'

“The skin microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy, radiant complexion. Having a balanced microbiome is an essential building block for your healthiest skin” says Victor. “If your microbiome is in tune, skin is better at warding off environmental aggressors like pollution. It improves skin’s defense mechanisms against triggers that can cause the skin to become inflamed, irritated and sensitive.”

Just like your gut microbiome, there are the trillions of bacteria that live on our skin. The skin has its own unique ecosystem of microscopic organisms. Keeping it in balance is essential for maintaining a hydrated and glowing complexion. Victor says; “In the last decade, the skin microbiome has emerged as an exciting new field of research. It’s a whole new ecosystem that’s vital to our health. Our skin microbiome protects our skin from pathogens, which in turn helps to support a healthy skin barrier.”

Scientifics research microbiomeSydney in-house scientist Viktor

“Just like your fingerprints, your skin microbiome is unique to you.”

Victor from Nutrimetics Beauty Lab. 

Doe everyone have the same skin microbiome?

According to Victor, “Just like your fingerprints, your skin microbiome is unique to you.” The microbiome varies with age, gender, environment and lifestyle. We actually inherit our specific microbiome from our mothers and as we age it changes over time.

Restore PRO range for a healthy skin microbiome

What’s causes our skin microbiome to get weaker?

Our skin microbiome changes with lifestyle and environment. Everything from your diet to spending less time in nature can affect it. “Using too many products, and especially chemical laden products, will disrupt skin’s pH balance and make your skin microbiome weaker. This leads to skin problems like dryness, breakouts, oily skin, redness, inflammation and even premature ageing.” Said Victor. “The impact of the pandemic also means people are more hygienic than ever. Over-washing and stripping skin of natural oils with harsh antibacterial formulas, it all contributes to a weaker microbiome. That’s why we have put so much time and research into developing the NEW Restore PRO range. It’s our first ever range to not only target the visible signs of ageing but it also helps to balance and support your skin microbiome.”

Watch NEW Restore PRO here.

How do I keep a healthy skin microbiome?

VIctor advises, "be mindful of harsh treatments or overusing things like exfoliants. Avoid skin stripping products that contain Parabens and SLS. Instead, choose naturally enriched, balancing ingredients targeted toward improving skin barrier function, like the Pre and Probiotics our NEW Restore PRO range. Alongside a simple skincare routine, you can also support your skin holistically by ingesting Probiotic supplements, (as well as applying them topically). It all works together synergistically to keep your skin's eco-system balanced, healthy and happy.”

What are Prebiotics for skin?

There are both Pre and Probiotics in the Restore PRO range to support to a healthy microbiome, while infusing skin with the goodness of Lactobacillus bacteria. Prebiotics are described as the “food source” for the healthy bacteria in your skin microbiome, keeping skin healthy and well nourished for longer. Victor says, "We have developed the latest Restore PRO Cleansers to include Prebiotics that help restore skin’s eco-system balance. They promote the growth of the beneficial bacteria living in your skin microbiome."

Richer cleansing for drier skin types

94% loved how their skin feels after application*

*Based on consumer self-evaluation. 

 

What are Probiotics for skin?

Probiotics are additional healthy bacteria that may not naturally grow on your skin microbiome but when introduced, they help to support the existing bacteria. This leads to a balanced skin microbiome that can help to minimise the appearance of eczema, acne, dry skin, and even wrinkles. You can find Pre and Probiotics in the Restore PRO serum

 Your complete Restore Pro ritual

NEW Restore PRO

NEW & IMPROVED Restore PRO is a highly effective, eco-minded skincare range that redefines how your skin ages. Visibly restoring skin’s natural, youthful radiance, the upgraded range now features the latest award winning ingredients and breakthrough science, including Goji Stem Cell Technology, sustainably sourced organic Kangaroo Paw Flower, plus Pre and Probiotics to help strengthen and support your skin microbiome. Our NEW Restore PRO Serum includes a Pre and Probiotic Complex that includes Lactobacillus bacteria to enhance radiance. The serum visibly improves fine lines, wrinkles, skin elasticity and firmness for a t complexion.

Restore Pro Serum with Pro & Prebiotics

8/10 agree serum enhanced the results of their skincare*

*Based on consumer self-evaluation. 

 

Who is Restore PRO for?

Restore PRO is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. Mature skin types will experience the most noticeable visible results but the range is ideal for anyone who wants to see improved ­firmness and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.

What does Restore PRO do?

The range helps to prevent and repair the appearance of wrinkles, ­ fine lines, sagging skin, uneven skin tone, signs of stress and more. It supports skin barrier function, helps maintain a healthy ‘skin microbiome’ and deeply hydrates, for skin that’s supple, plump and smooth.

How is it better than the old Restore range?

Restore PRO is designed to give you better results than ever before. As well as the latest research on Pre & Probiotics, we’ve replaced Grape Stem Cells with the more advanced and effective Goji Berry Stem Cells, for faster visible results. Sauvignon Blanc Concentrate has also been upgraded with Kangaroo Paw Flower, for intensive skin regeneration. The range is also now more eco-friendly, with sustainably harvested ingredients and biodegradable and recyclable packaging.

 

 

Protect and support your skin microbiome and try Restore PRO range here.

 

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