Biome Positive Skincare
Get Your Good Germs Here
Not all germs are bad
In fact, the good bacteria on your skin is critical to achieving healthy, strong skin. Many skincare ranges use synthetic fillers that completely strip your skin of bacteria. The problem is, they also strip the good bacteria, leading to weakened skin which is more vulnerable to environmental damage.
This delicate bacteria ecosystem is called your skin’s microbiome. Just like your gut microbiome, your skin microbiome needs ‘good’ bacteria. So how do you cleanse your skin of the bad bacteria, while preserving and feeding the good? Introducing: Au Natural Skinfood’s Biome-positive skincare.
What does biome-positive mean?
Biome-positive skincare balances your skin’s microbiome. It keeps the bad bacteria in check, while feeding and protecting the good bacteria. How? Our products are full of potent anti-bacterial ingredients from the New Zealand mānuka bush, including our active 16+ mānuka honey and mānuka oil. We also use a variety of prebiotics to maintain a healthy gut which in turn supports a healthy micro-biome. Mānuka contains prebiotics which encourage the growth of good bacteria on our skin, while the anti-bacterial properties help to manage the bad bacteria.
Why is your microbiome important?
When your skin’s microbiome is strong and healthy, it forms a barrier between your skin and the outside world. Think about it like this: You’ve just woken up and gone about your usual morning skin routine. Your cleanser makes your skin feel squeaky clean afterwards, so that means its working, right? Not quite!
Your too-clean skin has now been stripped of its natural barrier. When you go about your day, the weakened skin is more susceptible to damage from sunlight or the UV glow from your computer screen. When you look after your skin microbiome, it acts as a natural barrier to fight all sorts of environmental damage.