Prebiotics, can be classed as a food source that encourages the growth of good bacteria on the skin. The microbiome (the ecosystem of bacteria on the skin) is a relatively new discovery and we are learning that this is linked to many different aspects of our health, mood and appearance. Prebiotics are a class of ingredients which can be found on ingredients lists as alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, fructooligosaccharides, lactobacillus extract filtrate, rhamnose and saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) extract.
Prebiotics are a type of non-digestible dietary fiber used in skincare products to support the skin's microbiome, which consists of beneficial bacteria that contribute to skin health.
Prebiotics offer benefits such as: - Help maintain a balanced and healthy skin microbiome by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. - Support the skin's natural defenses against harmful microorganisms, contributing to overall skin health. - Enhance the skin's barrier function, reducing moisture loss and improving hydration. - Can have a calming effect on the skin, helping to soothe and alleviate inflammation and irritation.
If any of the following apply Prebiotics might be a good option for you:
If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Prebiotics:
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