CAN PROBIOTICS HELP WITH ROSACEA?
It isn’t so long ago that the term probiotics was pretty much unheard of in the realm of skin care, yet recent scientific developments mean dermatologists are now positioning probiotics as having a central role to play in treating serious inflammatory skin conditions, begging the question, can probiotics help with rosacea?
Most probiotic skin care products use live probiotics which replenish microbial diversity to the skin’s surface, but we believe there is an even better way to use probiotics.
Our unique probiotic technology PROTIDA™ is composed of 3 non-live strains; probiotics, peptides and bifida which protect, restore and balance the skin from within. We know how confusing it can be to get to grips with how skin care technology really works, and so here we will take you on a deeper dive to help navigate how probiotics can help with Rosacea.
PROUD TO BE PROBIOTIC PIONEERS!
Here at Aurelia London we are proud to have been central to the probiotic skin care revolution. Aurelia was launched in 2013 after our founder Claire saw an opportunity to harness the power of natural probiotic ingredients from her extensive experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. Aurelia’s revolutionary PROTIDA™ technology remains unique to this day and has positioned probiotic science at the forefront of skin care excellence.
THE SKIN MICROBIOME: WHAT’S ON THE SURFACE?
Understanding the composition of our skin is key for the unique benefits of our PROTIDA™ complex to be understood and how it differs from most probiotic skin care currently available. Here are 3 facts introducing you to the wonderful world of the skin microbiome!
1. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and its primary function is to create a natural barrier to prevent bad bacteria entering the body and causing disease on a systemic level, or environmental stressors from penetrating below the skin’s surface.
2. Our skin is composed of different layers all with their own unique ecosystems much like our digestive system, and these ecosystems are home to millions of different microbes (the good bacteria).
3. The skin microbiome protects our skin from environmental stressors and bad bacteria and regulates nutrient absorption, moisture content, temperature and pH levels. If your skin microbiome is compromised, this can cause premature aging, acne, dry patches and redness.
THE STRESSED SKIN RESPONSE
There are many contributors to stressed skin and our busy on-the-go lifestyles certainly don’t help with supporting a healthy skin microbiome. Lack of sleep, poor diet, air pollution, UV exposure and emotional stress continuously challenge our skin’s equilibrium. Harsh, synthetic facial cleansers and soaps also strip the skin microbiome of its natural microbial diversity. These imbalances trigger your skin’s natural immune response that is designed to protect the skin, but when overstimulated sends skin into a downward spiral of inflammation below the surface. Over time, this deep tissue inflammation damages healthy cells such as collagen and elastin, leading to higher skin sensitivity, dullness and accelerated signs of ageing, and is also thought to play a role in the development of inflammatory skin conditions, such as Rosacea.
ROSACEA: A 4-FACT INTRODUCTION
1. Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition and its severity can fluctuate throughout the lifespan.
2. Symptoms include redness of the cheeks, nose and forehead, and noticeably dilated small blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface caused by inflammation. People can also suffer with pimples and spots and irritation around the eyes.
3. It predominantly affects more women than men and tends to affect those in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
4. It runs in certain families but as of yet there is no clear genetic link.
WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS AND HOW CAN THEY HELP WITH ROSACEA?
Probiotics are good bacteria similar to those found throughout your digestive tract. They help contribute to a healthy, diverse microbial ecosystem and prevent bad bacteria from taking over. When used in skincare most probiotics are live, and usually, only work on the surface of the skin microbiome by contributing to microbial diversity usually lost through cleansing or exfoliating with harsh products that leave skin stripped of good bacteria and exposed to moisture loss.
Aurelia’s PROTIDA™ complex takes probiotic skin care and repair to a whole new level of innovation. It’s commonly misunderstood that probiotics need to be live in order to provide restorative and regenerative properties to the skin, yet non-live probiotics trigger the same immune boosting response as live bacteria but at a deeper level below the skin microbiome, targeting inflammation at the source!
Our 3 strain PROTIDA™ complex contains a non-live Bifido Bacteria, Milk Peptide components and Whey Protein, which work together to aid skin cell-to-cell communication and enhance natural immunity and repair processes. The skin’s natural Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Fibronectin production are also activated, which support the skin’s natural ability to appear firm, youthful, plump, hydrated and radiant. Environmental and stress induced damage is reduced as cellular repair and immunity strengthening below strengthens the skin microbiome above.
This innovative targeting of the skin’s cells beneath the surface means powerful anti-inflammatory restoration and the activating and strengthening of the skin’s natural immune system can take place, and is why our PROTIDA™ complex provides targeted support for skins suffering with inflammatory conditions such as Rosacea.
WHAT DOES CURRENT RESEARCH SUGGEST?
Research is now indicating that for some of us, a genetic predisposition may mean that the effects of stressed skin on the disruption to our skin microbiome may also play a part in the manifestation of Rosacea. The cause of Rosacea is still not fully understood, although genetics, the immune system, diet and environmental factors are all thought to play a part in its development. Recent research has shown that certain skin bacteria are much more abundant in people suffering with Rosacea, and bacteria that actively support healthy skin functions are often depleted.
Although experts agree that further research into Probiotics is needed, dermatologists advise that skin care working in symbiosis with the skin microbiome to support its naturally restorative and balancing abilities are beneficial in helping relieve the symptoms of Rosacea and prevent further bacterial imbalances.
The first-hand experience of the benefits of Probiotic skin care by Rosacea sufferers confirm this, and we at Aurelia London are overwhelmed to read such positive reviews of our products and hear how the incorporation of PROTIDA™ into skin care routines or our Beauty & Immunity Support supplements (containing gut nourishing live probiotic strains) has dramatically improved symptoms for many.
A PROBIOTIC SKIN CARE ROUTINE TO HELP WITH ROSACEA
Understanding the real power of our PROTIDA™ technology and some of the inspirational research taking place for Rosacea sufferers means the incorporation of probiotics into daily skin care routines is an absolute must! All of our products are free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oils and MI (to name a few!), meaning none of our products aggravate or strip the skin microbiome and provide soothing activation from within.
STEP 1: Miracle Cleanser
Many facial cleansers not only wash away diversity from our Skin Microbiome and weaken our skin’s natural barrier but also aggravate and cause harmful irritation for those with Rosacea. Our Miracle Cleanser is free from foaming agents, harsh exfoliation and preservatives and harmful MI, and so works in symbiosis with your Skin Microbiome and balances, restores and repairs from within with our signature PROTIDA™ technology.
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“I am 65 with rosacea and this cleanser is gentle and does not irritate my condition. I just ordered my second jar!” Margaret. T
STEP 2: CBD Super Serum + Probiotics OR The Probiotic Concentrate
Apply 1-2 pumps of either the CBD Super Serum + Probiotics which is suspended in hyaluronic acid for an extra boost of hydration or our iconic The Probiotic Concentrate – the purest form of our PROTIDA™ complex for a total transformation of your skin’s appearance and targeted cellular level inflammation reduction.
These serums provide powerful probiotic anti-inflammatory benefits and are our favourites for Rosacea sufferers who want to introduce higher levels of probiotics into their skin care routines, reduce inflammation and kick-start their skin’s natural immune response.
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“I have rosacea on my cheeks and this serum has helped reduce the redness. My skin feels so smooth after using.” Lauren. M
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“Love love the probiotic concentrate… I have Rosacea and it’s gone!” John. J
Disclaimer: We always recommend seeking professional dermatological advice if you think you think you have a skin condition or any of your skin symptoms worsen.
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