Did you know that 100,000 billion different microorganisms live on the surface of your skin?! That’s 500 different bacterial species and 1 million bacteria per cm2. Don’t worry, they come in peace, but if you mess with them, the results won’t be pretty.
"The skin’s microbiome, an ecosystem made of living microorganisms, is an integral part of the skin's surface," explains Scientific Communications Consultant Hermance Fouret. “Its balance is critical when it comes to the health of the epidermis."
The multitude of microorganisms on the surface of the skin are “the good guys”… they slow down the growth of pathogens and improve the skin’s natural immunity by increasing the production of antimicrobial peptides.
The composition of the microflora varies according to the skin’s pH, temperature, humidity, salinity and sebum concentration, but also according to age, sex and multiple external parameters.
Problems occurs when the microbiome is exposed on a daily basis to UV rays, pollution and even stress. These factors can threaten the delicate balance of the microbiome, resulting in dysbiosis - the altering of skin’s normal pH, the creation of pro-inflammatory states, and ultimately the disruption of the barrier function of the skin.
Skincare formulations containing probiotics and prebiotics provide a balancing effect on the skin’s microbiome… nurturing and protecting it. Swissline’s Essential Serum combines prebiotics and probiotics together with Madecassoside, and ATP to create the ultimate skincare maintenance product placing equal weight on the health and beauty of the skin.
Essential Serum is the first of its kind. This clean formula (paraben-free, allergen-free, alcohol-free, colour-free, vegan and cruelty-free) was crowd-sourced by Swissline fans... a first for our brand. 100 participants from around the world helped formulate the serum in its product development stages, selecting the allergen-free fragrance they liked the most.
Based on an independent*, 4 week study** evaluating the benefits of of Essential Serum on 44 women and men ages 18-65 years old, the study found:
- Up to 44% increase in moisturization
- Up to 15% reduction in sebum production (volunteers with oily skin)
- Up to 26% increase in sebum production (volunteers with dry skin)
- 100% of the volunteers had a skin ph balancing positive test
So, now that the we know about the importance of maintaining a healthy microbiome, and a scientifically proven, consumer approved product that can achieve this, all that is left to say is: om...
* skin test institute c/o intercosmetica neuchâtel sa
** 1-month cosmetic use test of the product cs age intelligence essential serum. open study on 44 healthy female and male volunteers (no placebo, no binding condition).
product applications were made at home (half face, am and pm daily application) evaluation criteria for sebum level using sebumeter® sm 815, corneometer® cm 825 and skin ph-meter® ph 905.