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Powers of
skin microbiota



The skin is not just a barrier; it's a dynamic ecosystem teeming with microorganisms,
collectively known as the skin microbiota.

This complex community of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and mites plays a crucial role in maintaining skin health and overall well-being. Understanding the powers of skin microbiota can revolutionize skincare, offering insights into how to support and enhance this vital component of our skin.

The role of skin microbiota

Skin microbiota is essential for various skin functions, including protection against pathogens, modulation of the immune system, and maintaining skin hydration and pH balance. These microorganisms form a protective barrier that prevents the colonization of harmful bacteria and supports the skin's natural defenses.Additionally, the microbiota interacts with the skin's immune system, helping to train it to recognize and respond appropriately to potential threats.

    What is skin barrier?

The lipid barrier, also called the skin barrier, is located in the stratum corneum (first layer of the epidermis) lipids and corneocytes (dead skin cells) make up this layer of skin. The lipids are extracellular (outside the cells) and act as a defense against external stressors, like allergens and pathogens, as well as prevent fluid loss from the skin.

The microbiota includes all our microbes (microbes, virus, bacteria, fungus) when the microbiome is the place where all these microbes live. It is the microbiota planet. 

Skin microbiota and skin conditions

When the skin barrier is intact external aggressors like bacteria, irritants and pollutants cannot enter the stratum corneum. The epidermis has enough defenses and moisture to preserve its integrity against environmental and internal factors.

An imbalance in the skin microbiota, known as dysbiosis, can lead to various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. By restoring the balance of the skin microbiota, it is possible to alleviate these conditions and promote healthier skin. 

Key benefits of skin microbiota

  1. Protection against pathogens: one of the primary roles of skin microbiota is to act as a shield against pathogenic microorganisms. By occupying space and consuming available nutrients, beneficial bacteria prevent harmful bacteria from taking hold and causing infections.
  2. Immune system modulation: skin microbiota helps in regulating the immune response. It stimulates the production of antimicrobial peptides and other immune responses that keep the skin healthy. This interaction ensures that the skin can effectively combat harmful invaders without overreacting and causing inflammation.
  3. Maintaining skin barrier function: the microbiota plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier. It supports the production of lipids and other essential components that keep the skin hydrated and resilient against environmental stressors.

Dermaceutic's approach to supporting skin microbiota

At Dermaceutic we recognized the importance of skin microbiota in maintaining healthy skin. Our products are formulated with carefully selected ingredients that support and enhance the skin's natural microbiota.

    Oxybiome - Cleansing micellar water: This product effectively removes makeup and purifies the skin while supporting its natural microbiota. Its anti-pollution effect and gentle formulation make it ideal for daily use, particularly for those with imperfections and redness​​.

    The skin microbiota holds significant potential in revolutionizing skincare. By maintaining a balanced microbial community, we can enhance skin health, prevent and treat skin conditions, and achieve radiant, resilient skin.

     Dermaceutic’s commitment to integrating microbiota-friendly ingredients into their products exemplifies the future of skincare innovation, where science and nature converge for optimal skin health. 

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