Is probiotic skincare a scam?

Is probiotic skincare a scam?

I've been reading about probiotic skincare for a while now, and I truly thought it was worth trying, but could it be a scam?

Is probiotic skincare a scam?

It's been a while now since I first heard about rebalancing the skin's biome and I truly believed it was the future of skincare, but could I have been wrong all along?

What are probiotics supposed to do for your skin?

The idea behind beauty products containing probiotics is that those living microorganisms derived from fermented foods can rebalance your skin's microbiome adding good bacteria and getting rid of bad bacteria, reducing inflammation and making your skin more supple. 

The truth behind the claim

While we can state that some of it might be true, there is no sufficient research to affirm that the benefits of probiotics are long-lasting. And some of the bacteria included in probiotic creams are only included because they are the only ones that can survive unrefrigerated cosmetic formulas, not because they are truly good for your skin. 

Is that all there is to probiotic skincare?

No, actually, there's still a lot of potential to improve your skin, but more research is needed. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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