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Probiome® 101 – A Guide

Wendy Steele, Keys CEO and Founder

Probiome® and the Importance of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Skincare and Your Microbiome

Keys® Probiome® skincare refers to a range of skincare products that incorporate prebiotics and probiotics into their formulations. These products are designed to support and enhance the skin’s natural microbiome, a community of beneficial bacteria living on the skin’s surface. The goal of Probiome® skincare is to promote healthy, hydrated, and resilient skin. For instance, Reflex ProBiome is an anti-aging serum made from pure organic oils that replicate the skin’s sebum. It offers tetrapeptides, triglycerides, fatty acids, quadracarotenoids, and nutrients that affect skin cell shape and health.

Keys® Reflex Probiome® Serum is a clinically proven serum that blends powerful naturals to help defend against skin stressors and brighten skin. It is designed to strengthen the skin’s natural resilience, enhance its barrier function, and support the biodiversity of the skin’s microbiome. 

In fact, all Keys® skincare products are multipurpose and serve as both prebiotic and probiotic for the skin’s microbiome. Conversely, Keys® products do not contain parabens or harsh chemicals known to destroy the skin microbiome.

In general, Probiome® skincare products aim to balance the skin’s microbiome, improve skin elasticity and firmness, even skin tone, and enhance skin’s radiance.

Prebiotic and probiotic skincare products are designed to support the skin’s microbiome, which is the community of microorganisms living on the skin. These products can help balance the skin’s microbiome, potentially reducing redness, inflammation, and signs of aging. Prebiotic skincare products nourish the existing good bacteria on the skin, helping them to grow strong and healthy. Probiotic skincare products, on the other hand, promote additional good bacteria to restore the skin’s microbiome.

The primary components of the skin microbiome include bacteria, fungi, viruses, micro-eukaryotes (such as mites), archaea, and phages. The most abundant bacterial phyla found on the skin are Actinobacteria, Firmicutes, and Bacteriodetes.

The composition of the skin microbiome is influenced by various intrinsic factors such as age, sex, and health of the host, as well as extrinsic factors like hygiene habits, lifestyle, and environment.

These microorganisms play essential roles in maintaining skin homeostasis, protecting against invading pathogens, and educating the immune system.

The skin microbiome, a complex ecosystem of microorganisms that inhabit the skin, plays a crucial role in maintaining skin health and homeostasis. This article will delve into the composition of the skin microbiome, its functions, the factors that influence it, and its implications for skin health and disease. Composition of the Skin Microbiome

The skin, the largest organ of the human body, is home to a diverse array of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and mites.

The composition of this microbiome is highly individual and can be influenced by factors such as age, sex, health status, hygiene habits, lifestyle, and environment.

Despite this variability, certain organisms, such as Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium spp., are commonly found on the skin.

Functions of the Skin Microbiome

The skin microbiome plays several essential roles in skin health. It contributes to the skin’s barrier function, protecting against invading pathogens.

It also helps educate the immune system, modulating both innate and adaptive immune responses.

Some skin microorganisms can produce molecules that inhibit the colonization of other potentially harmful microorganisms.

Keys® Reflex ProBiome®

Factors Influencing the Skin Microbiome

The composition of the skin microbiome is influenced by a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors include skin site, interpersonal variability, ethnicity, gender, and age, while extrinsic factors encompass lifestyle, hygiene routine, cosmetic use, antibiotics, geographical location, climate, and seasonality.

Skin Microbiome and Skin Health

An optimally balanced skin microbiome is foundational to the skin’s immune system. Disruptions in the microbiome, known as dysbiosis, can contribute to various skin diseases. For instance, the absence of commensal skin microorganisms has been shown to positively affect wound healing, while the presence of Staphylococcus epidermdis has been associated with skin health. However, it’s important to note that while variations in the skin microbiome have been identified in various skin diseases, it’s still unclear whether these shifts play a causative role in these conditions. We believe they do. More research is needed to fully understand the complex interactions between the skin microbiome, the immune system, and skin health and disease.

In conclusion, the skin microbiome is a vital component of skin health, playing key roles in pathogen defense and immune regulation. Understanding its composition, functions, and the factors that influence it can provide valuable insights into skin health and disease, potentially leading to novel therapeutic strategies.

There are four Keys® products that are world-class and stand out as probiome, prebiotic, and probiotic. They are Nextra , Luminos, Reflex Probiome®, and Keys® Eye Butter. These as a regimen are nourishing and maximize anti-aging for the skin.

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