To boost the skin’s microbiome, topical pre-, pro-, and postbiotics can be a good way to mitigate the effects of an unbalanced gut. Our contributor, Shar Veda, is here with four sustainable probiotic skincare brands to treat some common skin conditions:
Eminence Organic Skin Care: The company's bestselling Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser, Moisturizer, and Mask are among the best probiotic products for acne and troubled skin. Eminence never fails where ingredients, sustainability, and results are concerned. The products contain white willow bark, which offers a mild whitening effect, yogurt to cool and soothe, and cucumber to tighten pores.
Amala Beauty is a sustainable, organic brand with four lines: Rejuvenate, Soothe, Brighten, and Clinical, which are all formulated with a pre- and probiotic base including kombucha, radish root ferment, and lactobacillus.
“Amala has something for everyone,” says Charlene Anderson, an esthetician at Kari Skin Spa in Old City Philadelphia. "I use it on all my clients and myself. It’s extremely versatile, and as a woman of color, I notice a drastic improvement in my skin’s evenness since using the Vitamin C Corrective Concentrate.”
HYPERPIGMENTATION AND KERATOSIS
Osea Malibu, a clean line featuring bioavailable ingredients sustainably sourced from plants and ocean life created by a mother-daughter duo, has a great new probiotic product specifically formulated for client’s with hyperpigmentation and sunspots. Vitamin C Probiotic Polish contains 50 percent vitamin C along with rice bran, and the pomegranate enzyme lactobacillus. This fast-acting synergistic formula is also a winner for clients with a build-up of keratosis.
Marie Veronique is a non-toxic sustainable woman owned brand that features a great Pre + Probiotic Daily Mist that contains radish root ferment leuconostoc as well as micronutrients from licorice root, coconut water, niacinamide, carrot seed oil, and calendula. This delightful finishing mist is perfect for clients with sensitive skin in need of calming, soothing, and hydration.