Prebiotics: if they’re good enough for your gut, they’re good enough for your skin! In fact, they’re the hottest topic in the world of skincare when it comes to creating a healthier microbiome.
The skin’s microbiome is an invisible, carefully balanced collection of trillions of microbes (including bacteria) living on our skin that create our unique microbiome. Microbiomes differ from person to person, and are as unique as our DNA. Some scientists even go so far as to say that we can be identified by our microbiome, much like a fingerprint!
The microbiome is important because:
• It provides nutrients to the skin
• It helps create a barrier against assaults
• It encourages a balanced, healthier-looking surface
Several things interfere with microbiome imbalance. According to Dr. Howard Murad, founder of Murad Skincare, "The obsession with anti-bacterial products and harsh cleansers is destroying bad bacteria—but stripping away good bacteria, too. When combined with continued allergen and toxin assaults, essential bacteria are thrown out of whack and skin issues occur.”
That’s where prebiotics come in. “Prebiotic 4-in-1 MultiCleanser and Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist nourish skin with prebiotics to rebalance the skin's microbiome, which is the collection of bacteria living on skin. This keeps skin well-hydrated, balanced and healthier-looking overall,” says Dr. Murad.
This gel-to-oil, makeup-removing cleanser nourishes with prebiotics to balance skin’s microbiome for healthier-looking skin. Non-drying formula features an ultra-cleansing peptide to melt makeup, dirt and excess oil, while moisturizing emollients deeply hydrate. It’s good for all skin types, including sensitive!
To Use: AM and PM. Use on dry or wet skin. Gently massage over face, closed eyes and lashes. Wet hands and continue massaging as needed. Rinse and pat dry.
Prebiotic 3-in-1 multiMist
3-in-1 hydrating mist hydrates, primes and sets makeup.
This peptide-rich, hydrating mist that replenishes with prebiotics to balance skin's microbiome for healthier-looking skin. Unique formula features hydrating sugars to moisturize and refresh skin, while a yeast peptide helps lock in hydration. A multi-tasking biopolymer complex primes and sets makeup.
To Use: AM and PM. Hold bottle 8-10 inches away from face, close eyes and mist evenly onto skin. Can be applied under makeup to prime or after makeup to set. Use to refresh throughout the day.