Shaping the skin's

microbial landscape

Shaping the skin's

microbial landscape

From prebiotic, postbiotic and "anti-biotic" cosmetic actives

In a functioning ecosystem, all living beings are coordinated in their function. External influences throw the ecological system out of balance – and can even throw it off completely. The same applies to our skin. Healthy skin requires a balanced variety of bacteria. If this is out of balance, our skin becomes vulnerable.

A large number of different microorganisms – bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts – accumulate on our skin.

The environment of the skin determines the zones that skin microorganisms prefer to colonise. There are dry, oily and moist skin zones on the human body. The proliferation of anaerobic microorganisms, such as C. acnes is promoted in areas that are sealed off from the air (such as blocked pores). Corynebacteria thrive in moist conditions. Yeasts settle on scalp and greasy areas.

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The skin's microbial landscape is an important part of the human body. The skin serves as breeding ground for its microbiota which metabolises targeted nutrients supplied by the skin to ensure the equilibrium. However, if the microbial diversity is in balance, it serves as a defence against intruders, e.g. by production of defensins.

Internal and external factors alike, including stress, lifestyle UV, the climate, environment and very dry or sensitive skin, can all upset the balance of the skin microbiota, e.g. by activating the inflammasome and letting ‘bad’ bacteria inhabit the space created. Cosmetic active ingredients can help to rebalance disturbances in the skin microbiota.

 

COSMETIC ACTIVES FOR SKIN MICROBIOTA

"Anti-biotics"
Selectively suppress growth of undesired germs; small molecules, bacteriophages

Probiotics
Living microorganisms of the skin microbiota

Postbiotics
Ferments, dead bacteria

Prebiotics
Promote growth of desired microbiota

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Discover our three specialists for your skin microbiota

DEFENSIL®-PURE – Postbiotic millet ferment
                                            with prebiotic properties
 

Scientifically confirmed effects

  • Promotes a healthy skin microbiota
  • Reduces inflammatory reactions
  • Increases skin hydration by 142 %
  • Strengthens the skin barrier by 79 %
  • Improves the appearance of atopic skin

 

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LIFTONIN®-QI – Ganoderma lucidum mushroom extract
                      Dysbalanced Microbiota can provoke psoriasis

 

Scientifically confirmed effects

  • Improves psoriatic skin conditions
  • Improves skin hydration by 85 %
  • Strengthens the skin barrier
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Convinced 100 % of the test subjects

 

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SEBOCLEARTM-MP – Prenylated isoflavones 
                             Lack of biodiversity and acne-prone skin

 

Scientifically confirmed effects

  • Reduces signs of acne by 41 %
  • Regulates the skin microbiome
  • Reduces axillary sweat odour by 32 %
  • Creates an even, youthful skin texture by 42 %

 

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Do you want to learn how to manoeuvre through the metropolis of our skin?

Join us at the SÖFW eVENT on 15th September and learn more about the skin microbiome! This SÖFW eVENT is a one-day, themed digital eVENT for the personal care industry. It aims to connect participants and companies and to achieve the possible and highest quality output and contact between buyers, sellers and peers.

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Concept Presentation Shaping the skin's microbial landscape

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Kontakt

Barbara Obermayer

Barbara Obermayer

Head of RAHN-Cosmetic Actives

RAHN AG

barbara.obermayer@rahn-group.com