A Closer Look: Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics
March 11, 2020
With a scientific understanding of the skin microbiome taking the potential for modulation into new territories, now is the time for understanding, applying and developing products that influence the skin’s health through the microbiome.
This is part 2 of a 2-part series
Part 1: The Microbiome & Implications in Aesthetics
Pre-, pro- and postbiotics, are derived from the gut, skin, soil or water. While there is no consensus as to which particular products we should recommend to patients, biotics are present in some, such as thermal spring water. Thermal spring water from La Roche-Posay contains high levels of selenium, which has anti-inflammatory properties, protects against UVB-induced skin damage and enhances the microbial diversity in the skin through probiotic benefits. Avene’s thermal spring water contains Aquaphilus dolomiae bacteria which is anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic and immunomodulatory, making it valuable as an ingredient in topical preparations for cosmetic products.