Probiotics are the new buzz word in beauty. Look on the pharmacy shelves and you’ll find these strains of good bacteria in everything from serums and moisturisers to facial essences. Our pick for the best probiotic product? A water cream. Ultra-hydrating, it not only helps maximise the benefits of probiotics. It feels amazing on the skin. Here are five reasons why a probiotic face cream is your new beauty must-have.
It helps to balance and calm skin
A probiotic water based moisturiser is a natural choice to target redness, irritation, or inflammation. But why is balance so important? It comes down to the skin’s microbiome. Your microbiome is unique, containing bacteria, fungi and viruses that live together in harmony. A healthy microbiome regulates the skin’s pH levels and controls the production of oil. When this delicate ecosystem is off-balance, skin can become too dry or too oily, and prone to irritation.
That’s why a water based moisturiser for sensitive skin plays such a critical role in calmer skin. Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream contains an innovative strain of good bacteria called Kalibiome AGE Probiotic – a non-live probiotic (also known as a postbiotic). When fed to the skin in a water cream, it helps to keep your balance of good bacteria and bad bacteria at healthy levels. Studies bear this out. Scientific testing on Kalibiome AGE shows that it can help to decrease redness in the skin.
It strengthens the skin barrier
The skin barrier is the topmost layer of your skin, making direct contact with the outside world. Like a shield, it helps defend your skin against the effects of free radical damage. Exposure to environmental aggressors can have skin feeling inflamed and leave it vulnerable to illness. A probiotic water based face cream like Culture helps strengthen the skin barrier by acting as a seal, making it harder for chemicals, UV rays, and pollution to penetrate.
The skin barrier is often weaker in dry skin, because this skin type lacks oil (sebum). Probiotic skincare is therefore essential in a dry skin routine. And because they help calm inflammation (the culprit behind blemishes) they’re a must-have for oily skin, too.
It’s intensively hydrating
A potent blend of ultra-hydrating ingredients makes this water based face cream akin to taking a dip in a cool, clear stream. Attracting up to 1000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid puts the “water” in water based face cream. It’s found naturally in the human body and appears in skincare formulations in either natural or synthetic form. Culture is a certified vegan water based face cream, so its hyaluronic acid is plant-based. And because Kalibiome AGE helps to stimulate the natural production of hyaluronic acid, skin gets a double dose of intensive hydration. Meanwhile, the probiotic face cream contains New Zealand bioactives such as mamaku black fern and harakeke gel. They’re incredibly water-rich, enhancing moisture levels in the skin.
It contributes to firmer, younger looking skin
By strengthening the skin barrier, this probiotic face cream helps to decrease trans-epidermal water loss. That means skin holds onto moisture for longer – key for keeping skin looking fresh and youthful. Meanwhile, in-vivo studies on Kalibiome AGE Probiotic show impressive anti-aging abilities. Results show that this innovative postbiotic can help increase skin elasticity, reduce roughness, and even boost collagen*. Plumped skin while we sleep? Yes please.
It’s deeply relaxing
The best probiotic skincare looks after your whole wellbeing, not just your skin. Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream is more than good bacteria. It’s a complete sensory experience. The cloud-soft texture, recyclable indigo packaging, dreamy lilac colouring and pure plant fragrance of deep, fresh rose all bestow a sense of calm. It’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day to rest, restore, and replenish.