Let's dive into the world of prebiotics, microbiome and skin health - guided by our newest skincare innovation: inulin. The advantages of incorporating Prebiotic Inulin into your skincare routine are numerous, and they go hand in hand with our commitment to promoting healthy, radiant skin. Before we explore the benefits of inulin, let's start with prebiotics.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics in skincare are non-living, natural or synthetic substances that provide nourishment and support for the beneficial microorganisms that inhabit the skin's microbiome. These microorganisms, often referred to as the skin's "good bacteria," are essential for maintaining skin health and balance. Just as prebiotics are known for promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, they serve a similar function when applied topically to the skin.
What is inulin?
Inulin is a type of prebiotic which plays an important role in diet - and as an active ingredient in skincare. The Prebiotic Inulin we use is extracted from chicory root and, as a B Corporation, we take pride in our eco-conscious sourcing practices. The chicory is harvested during peak inulin content, leaving no waste behind. The endive tops and leaves are repurposed as animal feed or returned to the land as a natural fertilizer. Plus, it's cruelty free and Vegan Society approved.
Just as prebiotics are known for promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, they serve a similar function when applied topically to the skin. Let's delve further into the benefits of Prebiotic Inulin.
Recent scientific research has uncovered an astonishing revelation about our skin's protection: a vast shield of microorganisms covers the epidermis, significantly outnumbering the number of skin cells. Each skin cell is defended by at least 10 beneficial microorganisms, constituting 90% of our skin's composition. This microbiotic shield forms an impenetrable labyrinth, effectively guarding against foreign and harmful microorganisms.
The discovery of this skin barrier has transformed the skincare landscape. Skin imperfections and discomfort often arise from disruptions in our protective microflora. The skin's microbiota, as the first line of defense, is constantly under siege from the harsh external environment, think pollution, excessive UV exposure, domestic chemicals, and aggressive cosmetics. Here, the skin's survival tools, including dead corneocytes, sebum, and oxidized skin lipids, may prove insufficient to withstand the environmental onslaught.
Cue Prebiotic Inulin, a groundbreaking and scientifically tested skin prebiotic which acts as a selective food supplement for our protective and beneficial skin microbiota, as harmful microorganisms cannot metabolize it. It means the natural skin flora is fortified and harmonized, while harmful microorganisms are disadvantaged.
Our inulin-based prebiotic is clinically proven to restore the skin's microbiota after disruption. It nurtures a state of homeostasis within the microbiota by providing essential nourishment to select beneficial organisms equipped with the enzyme inulinase, allowing them to metabolize it. This process generates vital nutrients for other microbiota species and fosters stability within the skin's ecological food web.
Improved skin hydration
By fortifying the microbiota, this active ingredient offers both short-term and long-term improvements in skin hydration. It acts as a moisture magnet, effectively drawing in and retaining hydration, surpassing the performance of hyaluronic acid.
Support healthy skin
Prebiotic Inulin emerges as a key part of the solution to slow down skin aging and maintain healthy skin. This scientifically proven prebiotic energizes and safeguards the precious skin microbiota barrier, making both the microbiota and the skin more resilient. The protection, reinforcement, and balance of the human skin microbiota are essential strategies in preserving skin health and beauty. You heard it here first.
With our commitment to innovative skincare solutions, explore the benefits of Prebiotic Inulin for a healthier, more radiant complexion, in our Balancer Cream Cleanser, Maven Daily Moisturiser and Reviver Hydrating Mist.
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