Ricardo Gray, the founder of the skincare line Nuebiome shares how we can protect the probiotics of our skin for a glowing complexion.
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Say hello to the new era of skincare. Clean ingredients. More sustainable-packaging. And, formulas designed to nurture and protect the microbiome of your skin. While the scientific community has long focused on the benefits of the microbiome (the collection of microbes such as bacteria) in our gut and how that benefits our overall well-being, new research is just beginning to scratch the surface of the benefits of maintaining the delicate balance of the healthy bacteria on our skin. With benefits such as clearer, smoother, and better-protected skin, It’s no wonder that probiotic skincare is the next beauty buzz.
Always up for testing and doing my journalistic duty to research, I spent a few weeks using Nuebiome ‘s Biome Balancing Cleanser, Fermenting Essence, and Glycol-Biotic Face Mask. As someone whose skin concerns are mostly about seeing the first signs of aging in my late thirties, I was impressed by the essence- a tightening toner- and the mask which delivered in the department of smoothing roughness and dark spots. But, as someone whose skin is more on the oily side, I didn’t feel that the cleanser was the right fit. Needless to say, I am in love with this near era of skincare that focuses on clean ingredients and gentle formulas to nurture (not strip) the skin.
To learn more about the skin’s microbiome, Ricardo Gray, the founder of Nuebiome shared how the living microorganisms play a pivotal role in our skin’s overall health and how we can protect and nurture them.
Nuebiome The Biotic Glow Ferment Essence
African whitewood, probiotics, and kelp make pores appear smaller and slowly fade dark spots over time. $84
What is skin microflora?
Skin microflora refers to the complex ecosystem of beneficial microorganisms living on the skin. Maintaining a balanced skin microflora is essential for healthy skin, and products such as the (Glyco-Biotic)™ Ultra-Synbiotic Facial, which contains a triple probiotic bioferment blend of prebiotic sugars, pro-, and postbiotic lysates. This blend helps to foster a beneficial environment for this microflora, supporting the skin’s natural defenses and promoting a healthy complexion.
*For reference, TWF looked into these terms:
- Prebiotic Sugars: Plant-based sugars ( rice, flaxseed, soy, beets, etc. ) that serve as nutrition for the ‘good’ bacteria on your skin.
- Pro and postbiotic lysates: These are the soluble fibers secreted by live bacteria. Studies have shown that topically applying lysates to the skin can improve the skin barrier function.
Plant extracts formulated to deliver nutrients to your skin.
Lactobacillus ferment lysate is a type of probiotic bacteria that has been shown to regulate the skin’s pH, protect against photoaging, and improve skin barrier function.
How do probiotics benefit our skin?
Probiotics benefit the skin by enhancing the microflora and balancing the skin’s pH. They can aid in reducing inflammation, promoting the healing process, and improving hydration which can lead to a more even and radiant skin tone. This is something actively targeted by our probiotic bioferment blend of pre-, pro-, and postbiotics.
*According to a 2006 study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, skin that has pH values below 5.0 is in a better condition and has better barrier function and moisturization than skin with pH values above 5.0. Skin with a pH of 4-4.5 also “keeps the resident bacterial flora attached to the skin”.
How is the Glyco Biotic Mask different from other lactic acid masks?
The (Glyco-Biotic)™ Ultra-Synbiotic Facial stands apart from other face masks due to its integration of a unique 10% Glycolic/Phytic/Tartaric acid compound that aims to renew cells and brighten the skin. Moreover, it leverages the pomegranate enzyme to smooth the texture and fade dark spots, offering a comprehensive solution to dullness and uneven skin tone, leading to visibly brighter and softer skin. The exotic ingredients in the (Glyco-Biotic)™ not only have beneficial properties for the skin but are also sustainably sourced and fairly traded, supporting indigenous communities in Australia.
Glycol-Biotic Ultra Symbiotic Face Mask
Antioxidant-rich fruit extracts such as Tasmanian pepperberry and pomegranate reduce the appearance of dark spots and polish and brighten the skin tone. $80
Can you tell us more about the exotic ingredients in the Glyco-Biotic Mask?
Here’s a brief overview of the benefits associated with some of our unique ingredients:
- Maqui: This berry has high levels of antioxidants, which can help fight off free radicals, reducing signs of aging and promoting skin health.
- Kakadu plum: A powerful source of Vitamin C, it supports collagen production and can help in reducing fine lines, enhancing skin texture, and brightening the complexion.
- Tasmanian pepperberry: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps soothe irritation and reduce redness, providing a calming effect on the skin.
How does your company sustainably source ingredients?
The brand adopts a responsible approach to sourcing ingredients by collaborating with indigenous communities in Australia for sustainable sourcing and fairly trading Kakadu Plum and Tasmanian Pepperberry. Furthermore, we prioritize eco-friendly ingredients, showcasing a commitment to both environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
What’s a great skincare tip that you want to share with readers?
A great skincare tip we would love to share with readers would be to nourish their skin both from the outside and inside. While using high-quality products like the (Glyco-Biotic)™ mask can visibly enhance the skin’s appearance, maintaining hydration and a balanced diet rich in antioxidants can foster healthy skin from the inside out. Combining topical treatments with healthy lifestyle choices can be the key to achieving radiant, soft, and even-toned skin.