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How probiotic skincare can help you strengthen and repair your skin barrier | 프로바이오틱스 스킨케어

It’s not a secret that probiotics
are good for your gut health But what if I told you that
they’re also good for your skin? Hello, welcome or welcome back to my channel. My name is Odile and I’m a beauty art director
with a passion for Korean skincare. On this channel I share with you the
latest trends and insights in Korean beauty And If you haven’t seen my first video on cruelty-free
K-Beauty, click here to check it out and make sure to subscribe
so you don’t miss any of my new videos There’s been a lot of talk about probiotic skincare lately, with many Korean brands
coming up with dedicated products featuring probiotics as the main ingredients. So I wanted to make a video to talk about
what’s so great about probiotic skincare and also show you a couple of recommendations. But first, let’s start from the basics: What are probiotics? Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms
that, in the right amount, can offer some health benefits to the
person consuming them. They’re found naturally in foods like yoghurt
or in form of supplements. Up until recently, they were mostly used to balance bacteria in the gut or treat stomach bloating. Probiotics became a hot topic in skincare
in the last couple of years because, thanks to new technological discoveries, scientists are now able to map most bacteria and other microscopic organisms
living in our organs, including our skin. And the collection of these microorganisms is what is usually referred to as ‘microbiome’. The microbiomes on our skin play an important role in protecting us from external infections because they keep harmful
substances from penetrating our skin, as well as regulate our pH levels and, in general, help our immune system to work correctly. Every single person has a different
combination of microbiomes and it changes throughout our lives. There are many factors that can
affect the health of our microbiomes, including UV rays, pollution, stress, aging
and hormonal changes. If the balance of microorganisms
on our skin is disrupted, we’re most likely to experience irritation
or sensitivity, for example. And this is where skincare comes into play. The cosmetic industry discovered that topical probiotics are effective remedies that help balance the skin’s microbiome and restore the skin’s natural protective barrier. In fact the main reason why probiotic skincare
became suddenly so popular, is that studies have shown that more and more people are now struggling with sensitive skin due to increased pollution
in the air and stressful lifestyles. And this is especially true for China and Korea, where the fine dust in the air has gotten so bad, that is now reported that 44% of people in both countries are now suffering from sensitive skin. The difference between ingesting probiotics and applying them topically on the skin is that the probiotics you ingest are
usually living microorganisms, whereas you can’t obviously have
living bacteria in your cosmetics. a) because it’s illegal in most countries, and b) because companies must guarantee
the safety of their products before putting them on sale and you can’t really predict how a
living organism is going to grow and maybe affect your product. and c) because most cosmetics have preservatives in them to ensure a long shelf life, so even if you had living bacteria in a product, these preservatives would end up killing it. So what happens is that probiotics are inactivated using different methods But despite being inactivated, studies have shown that they don’t lose their effectiveness, so probiotics are still perfectly valid skincare ingredients I said before that probiotics
can balance the skin’s microbiome, but how exactly can they help your skin? The first thing you should know is that probiotics can support your natural defenses by suppressing the growth of bad bacteria on the surface of the skin. This means that they can protect you against harmful elements, as well as prevent inflammation and infection. Which brings me to my next point. Besides, protecting you, probiotics
can also produce antimicrobial elements which help you fight irritation. And because they help you
maintain a healthy skin barrier, probiotics can also prevent
your skin losing from hydration In fact many people with a damaged skin barrier, experience dehydration because when it’s damaged, your barrier loses the ability to naturally retain moisture. Another benefit of probiotics is that
when you apply them to the skin, they produce an environment that
has a pH level that is similar to the skin. And this is important because when you wash your face, no matter how good you cleanser is the pH balance of your skin is disrupted and it leaves it more vulnerable to external aggressions. Probiotic products can help you restore this pH balance and protect your skin. And lastly, you know how in skincare there are some ingredients you should never mix together? I’m thinking like vitamin C and retinol
or retinol and chemical exfoliants, well, don’t worry because probiotics
can be mixed with any ingredient. So where do you start with probiotic skincare? As I said, many Korean brands are coming up with probiotic lines these days, but I want to show you two moisturisers that I believe are perfect for this season. Unfortunately I’m not in the UK
right now so I only have travel sizes with me, but I still want to share these products with you. The first product is the Vital Hydra Solution Biome Water Cream by Dr. Jart. To be honest I tried the entire Vital Hydra Solution range and there’s not a single product I didn’t like, I’m only showing you the cream because
that’s what I’m travelling with. The products in the line feature prebiotics
instead of probiotics. Prebiotics are a fiber that acts as food for probiotics and good bacteria in general. The texture of this cream is my favourite: it looks like a normal gel cream from the outside but once you apply it, the consistency is
very watery and almost liquid. The feeling on the skin is refreshing and the cream is easily absorbed without leaving any stickiness behind. The other product I wanted to show you is the Green Tea Probiotics Cream by Innisfree that was launched this year. As you can probably tell by the name, the main ingredient of this formula is Green Tea Lactic Acid from Jeju Island that works to repair your skin barrier and also has antioxidant properties to protect your skin from external damage,
pollution, and the likes. The consistency of this cream is quite interesting: the appearance is very thick, almost yoghurt-like, but when you apply it on the skin it feels very lightweight and comfortable to wear. Unlike the Dr. Jart’s cream, you
really need to spread it a couple of times for your skin to absorb the formula, but once it’s absorbed it keeps your skin nice and plump for a very long time. Overall I would say that this leaves your
skin looking a little more shiny, so if you have oily skin, maybe only
use it as a sleeping pack, whereas the Dr Jart one is perfect for both day and night for all skin types. I hope that was interesting for you let me know your thoughts on probiotic skincare and if you have a favourite product that
you want to recommend. If you enjoyed the video, don’t forget to
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