The new buzz-ingredient family in skincare is one of the oldest families in healthy foods – good bacteria! In a world where one’s health is so precarious, the defensive role of our microbiome, both internally and externally, seems to affirm that beauty can only come from good health.
Prebiotics are fermented sugars and oligosaccharides that feed our own bacteria. Probiotics are the actual bacteria and/or yeasts that can help keep the skin’s microbiome balanced. In skincare, only the ferments and lysates of the bacteria can be used, as living bacteria (even the friendly kinds!) would result in rather unstable end-products.
At Swissline, we have been using pre and probiotics for longer than a decade (!!), it’s just that nobody was calling them “probiotics” back then. Great balancing natural ingredients, such as the ferments of Thermus thermophilus or the lysate of Lactobacillus, are familiar to us, as well as the oligosaccharides and yeast derivatives, which assume the role of prebiotics.
Explore below our products pre- and probiotics >
At Swissline, we believe in the endless self-recovery potential human skin has, and because of this we also believe that intelligent skincare should work with skin, never by-passing it. Explore our pyramid of skincare ingredients, offering you a clear and deep understanding of what makes sense in skincare.