Description: Prebiotics are extracts that are used to support and nourish the good bacteria and reduce bad bacteria in our bodies (and on our skin!). We are becoming more aware of how important our biome is to our health, and our skin is no exception. The Prebiotic Skin Balancer is one such prebiotic (from yeast extract) that helps to support and balance the skins microbiota and stimulate skin lipid synthesis to restore long lasting hydration and strengthen the skins barrier defence.
Although this ingredient is mainly targeted for dry skin, oily and problem skin can also benefit from the increased skin hydration and skin barrier strengthening properties that help to control bad bacteria on the skin. It has the most benefit in leave on products such as creams or serums.
Data below shows that use of this ingredient at 0.5% almost doubles the amount of ceramide synthesis and increases the total lipid synthesis by almost one third. These molecules are essential for healthy skin function and moisture preservation.
Data below shows how this ingredient at 2% normalises and balances skins microbiota, and reduces bacteria associated with dry skin dysbiosis after 14 days.
Data below shows how this ingredient at 0.5% supports the skins defence against bad microbes by supporting the synthesis of skins own anti-microbial proteins. Reduction of bad bacteria can help to decrease the potential for skin inflammation.
Data below shows how use of this ingredient at 2% improves skin hydration by 11.5% after 14 days.
Usage Levels: 0.5%-3%
pH Stability: 5.0-8.0
Formulating Guidelines: As this is not live bacteria, there should not be any incompatibilities with preservatives. Add this ingredient to a finished emulsion at room temperature. Soluble in water.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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