Everyone has heard of probiotic yogurts. But what about probiotic cosmetics? Scientific studies have proven that the good bacteria on human skin play a significant role in ensuring healthy skin flora, but so far there have been no strategies for making use of this natural process. As a specialist in effective care and cleansing for skin and hair, Evonik’s Personal Care Business Line has now launched a product that promotes the skin’s natural barrier function.
Skinolance® is the first microbiotic product from Evonik for skin care. The cell-free Lactobacillus extract promotes the natural skin flora balance by stimulating the growth of specific, desired bacteria. This has a positive influence on the skin’s barrier function and helps combat roughness and dryness. The effects on skin flora and skin structure have been proven in a clinical study.
“Human beings depend on microorganisms, whether for digesting food or protecting the skin. And just like probiotic yogurt in the digestive system, microbiotic cosmetic ingredients have a positive influence on the skin’s microflora,” explains Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, head of the Personal Care Business Line. Evonik has set up the new “Care Biotics” technology platform as a basis for developing further microbiotic products.