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Written by Dr. med. Christine Schrammek-Drusio on January 31st, 2019.      0 comments

Up to 7 billion bacteria, fungi, viruses and single-cell organisms live on our skin –
however, most of these are not harmful to us in any way; many of them even help to keep us healthy. For our skin, these microorganisms have beneficial properties because the natural skin flora can only be formed through these microorganisms.

We have known probiotic products from the nutrition and pharma industry for many years. Almost everyone, whose intestinal flora lost its balance, has trusted corresponding yoghurt products or pharmaceutical solutions from the pharmacy. It is known and accepted that “good” bacteria are used to support the immune system, refine wine or to make cheese really tasty. Bacteria in combination with facial care first makes us wonder. But in this case, these bacteria are no living microorganisms, because these would be killed by preservatives most of the time. It is rather lysates, meaning single bacteria extracted strands or metabolic products.

A personal fingerprint of our skin
New studies confirm that bacteria also have positive effects on our skin because they build a natural skin flora – the so-called microbiome of the skin. This is as individual as our personality and represents our personal “skin” fingerprint. The microorganisms differ from body to body and vary depending on DNA, age, gender and lifestyle. In the last years, researchers have found that the natural bacterial diversity on the skin, the microbiome, should be supported because a
balanced microbiome is a natural protection shield for a healthy skin.

Unbalanced skin flora
How do imbalances of the microflora develop? With healthy skin, microorganisms and skin are in balance. In this condition, no action is required. The natural immune system works and voids “invaders”. 
Wrong care, disinfectants (which aim to fight bacteria, but often lead to hypersensitivity), UV stress, environmental pollutions, nutrition, possibly genetic disposition can cause an imbalance of the microflora on the skin. The consequences: sensitive skin up to atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. The risk is that an unbalanced skin promotes the development of “bad” bacteria. The bacteria cannot be seen by the naked eye, but the consequences even more: the skin becomes dry, itches, is reddened, infected and ages faster.

ProbioSense helps to support sensitive skin and skin tending towards hypersensitivity. The moisture content and barrier function are improved, irritations and redness are effectively calmed and reduced.
The effective formula of ProbioSense is based on a probiotic active ingredient (Biotylis® – Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate), prebiotic inulin and the extract of mimosa bark. This ombination supports the skin microflora in its natural balance and barrier function of the skin. Especially the combination of pro- and prebiotic effects has proven to be particularly effective to balance microorganisms on the skin. Hyaluronic acid increases the supply of moisture and valuable borage oil – with the highest amount of gamma linolenic acid – helps to strengthen the barrier additionally. Together with vitamin A and E, the balm provides extensive protection and care.

Who exactly is ProbioSense suitable for and how do I determine if I need this care?
It is scientifically proven, that with certain clinical conditions (such as atopic dermatitis, acne) a disturbed skin flora occurs. This can be balanced again with the help of probiotics. Based on several investigations, it is assumed that sensitive and barrier-weak skin often also has an imbalance of the natural flora.
ProbioSense should be applied if you have sensitive skin which is unbalanced, meaning the skin is dry, reddened and itches.

What exactly are probiotics?
"Probiotics are living microorganisms, which have a health benefit for humans when consumed in adequate amounts.“ /Definition World Health Organisation, WHO/

Hence, probiotics are microorganisms that possess specific health-promoting properties for the human body. Probiotic microorganisms primarily include bacteria, such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
Probiotics are frequently used in form of dietary supplements for treatment and to prevent illnesses and allergies.
The positive effects that they have on the skin have also been known for a few years now. Researchers confirm that “good” bacteria and the fibres they consume (so-called prebiotics) contribute to an improvement in skin health. The concept of probiotics in skin care is an area of research attracting a growing interest, hence the application of bacteria cultures is also increasingly becoming the focus in the cosmetics industry.
Topics: Skin Care




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