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In Sight: Balancing Skin's Microflora with Probiotics
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: September 28, 2007, from the October 2007 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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“Because probiotics help strengthen skin and prevent UV and environmental damage, we recommend the product as a preventive product—as the first step in antiaging skin care,” said Marc. The product is also recommended for overprocessed and irritated skin.
Marc has seen a growth in the use of probiotics in skin products; however, she notes their use is mainly confined to the professional/spa industry.
“Probiotics have not made their way into mass-market products because marketers for cosmetic companies have a difficult time explaining what these ingredients do. Estheticians can better explain to their clients how they can help their skin,” added Marc.
She has noticed that probiotics have branched into different arenas of personal care. “I am hearing they are being formulated into toothpaste, body products and deodorant. I really think that consumers are going see their uses grow in personal care.”