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We're all talking about...probiotics for your face

If you’ve jumped on the gut health bandwagon (like almost everyone else), you’re probably no stranger to probiotics. Kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut—we’ve tried them all. These magical microorganisms do incredible things for your digestive system, and turns out they also work wonders for your skin, too. Now before you go smothering yourself in Greek yogurt, you’ll find this very special ingredient is cropping up in your skin care...did someone say trend?

Take REN’s newest arrival the Perfect Canvas Skin Perfecting Serum, for example. The not-so-secret reason it creates such a truly glorious base for your makeup? Probiotics, of course. They not only work to smooth the skin (hence, perfect canvas) but they also enhance the skin’s structure and surface renewal making it work harder, better, faster, stronger. The good bacteria also boost your skin’s immune system, fighting acne for less breakouts. Who doesn’t love that?

Also supercharged with the good stuff (in this case bifidus extract) is Lancôme’s new Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask. This incredible melt-in mask strengthens the skin’s barrier function—your skin’s invisible shield. This helps to lock in all the other skin-loving ingredients found in this mask and ward off any environmental stress, pollution and free-radicals. It also leaves you instantly glowing, which is always a win in our book.

Our probiotic picks for anti-ageing? Darphin Exquisage Cream. This velvet-soft moisturiser is packed with skin-strengthening probiotics and improves firmness and elasticity in the skin, softening wrinkles and imparting a youthful glow while it’s at it. While Cosmetics 27 Complex 27 C Bio-Perfecting Correcting Serum teams skin-defending probiotics with vitamin C to brighten the complexion, and reduce any existing pigmentation. There you have it, our “pro” tips.

Words by Romy Erdos
February 2018

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