The microbiome has been a buzz word in cosmetics for a few years now, and new biological insights have driven several approaches to microbiome care; and in turn, skin health. How far have we come? And where is this headed?
In this exclusive podcast, Jennifer Cookson, director of research and product development for Mother Dirt, explores what approaches cosmetic science is taking to affect the microbiome. In addition, she defines the differences between prebiotic, probiotic and post-biotic; considers strategies for altering the microenvironment; and looks to the foods industry for ideas.
She also describes how formulators might incorporate these approaches in topical solutions, including considerations for delivery, preservation, etc.
To hear more on this topic, follow our continuing podcast series or see her in person on May 29 and 30, 2019, at the Skin Microbiome Congress East in Boston.