Have You Discovered The Benefits Of Probiotic Skin Care?

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Probiotics, or “good bacteria”, are something you would usually associate with morning yoghurts and regular bowel movements. With that preconception it can be hard to see probiotics as a luxurious branch of beauty products, but having seen great success within brands such as Aurelia and Clinique it could be time to stop eating that yoghurt and start using it as a staple part of your skin care routine.

So why introduce “good bacteria” into skin care anyway? What’s the benefit? The skin saving bacteria involved is called Bifida which stabilises the skin’s natural defence system by helping to regain and maintain the natural balance of bacteria and pH on the surface of the skin. Probiotics aid with digestion by ensuring the gut is populated with the right kind of bacteria which fights off the bad bacteria, which is exactly the same way it works for the skin. By maintaining a healthy and natural balance of helpful bacteria the skin is better able to fight off bacterial infections such as acne. Who knew bugs could be so handy?

Claire Vero, founder of Aurelia cosmetics, discovered the benefits of probiotics in skin care when she observed the positive effects they had on clients will longterm skin conditions in reducing inflammation and redness. Whether you suffer from a skin condition or not, the benefits of maintaining the natural balance of the skin are undeniably positive, so if you’d like to inject some live cultures into your skin care routine, here are a few of our favourite probiotic products to give your skin a natural boost.

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Aurelia Probiotic Skin Care - Miracle Cleanser £34.00

This luxurious bio-organic cleanser contains a high concentration of probiotics and peptides which support the skin’s natural defence system. Containing plant and flower extract this creamy formula soothes dehydrated skin whilst also promoting a dewy and radiant finish. With 100% pure botanicals, including Baobab, Kigelia Africana and Hibiscus this wonder-product revitalises the skin and fights oxidative stress. A far throw from the somewhat unappealing yoghurts you might associate with probiotics, this intelligent cleanser will leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Clinique - Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream with Probiotic Technology £40.00

This extra-gentle, oil-free formula instantly comforts red and irritated skin. The probiotic technology works to reduce the appearance of visible redness and helps to prevent future flare-ups. By reducing signs of blotchiness on the skin, this relieving cream will give you a radiant, even tone whilst also gently moisturising the skin and reducing the appearance of broken capillaries. With its cooling texture and dramatic results, we think this is a beauty must have for those with persistently red skin.

Not sure which probiotic treatments are suitable for your skin? Try taking our quick and free online questionnaire to gain access to your beauty matches.

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Aurelia Probiotic Skin Care - Firm & Revitalise Dry Body Oil £48

This nourishing and delicate dry body oil firms and deeply hydrates parched and lacklustre skin, leaving you with an all over glow and super-soft skin. With the signature Aurelia blend of Neroli, Lavender, Rose and Mandarin oil, combined with unique antioxidant-rich BioOrganic botanicals, this rejuvenating product soothes unhappy skin and combats signs of redness and irritation. Enriched with an abundance of precious macadamia and borage oils, this product provides the essential fatty acids needed to firm and smooth the skin. With such a wealth of nourishing ingredients we think this is one of the best probiotic skin care products on the market for skin in need of some serious TLC.

Even when using these nourishing probiotic skin care products it’s important to remember to ensure you’re eating a balanced diet in order to have the healthiest skin possible. The skin is the largest organ your body possesses and so is equally affected by changes in your diet as your stomach and heart. Using a combination of these probiotic skin care products and practicing a healthy diet will ensure your skin remains soft, even and totally gorgeous, so get some good bacteria in your life.

If you’d like to read more about how you can rejuvenate tired skin, you can read our top tips here.

Not sure which skin care products are right for you? Try taking our quick and free online questionnaire to gain access to your beauty matches.

Looking to add some healthy live cultures to your skin care routine? You can browse the amazing probiotic skin care range from Aurelia here.