With new research surfacing about the condition of your microbiome affecting the condition of your skin, more and more companies are breaking into the field of prebiotic and probiotic skincare. One of these emerging companies is GlowBiotics, who’s entire skincare collection centers around probiotic-rich skincare. But how exactly can probiotics affect your skin topically? Today we’re diving into their unique formulations to find out. So without further adieu, let’s get started!
Behind the Brand
GlowBiotics was founded by two-time cancer survivor, Christine Watson, who noticed a gap in the skincare market. As she became more and more conscious of the ingredients in skincare and beauty care products, should could find very few options out there for those who wanted safe ingredients, without compromising on efficacy. After doing extensive research, Watson released that probiotics may be the next game changing skincare ingredient. Today, the brand continues to stand by their ingredients and philosophy by following the developing research that influences their formulations.
Currently, GlowBiotics offers two ranges to their customers, including the original Glowbiotics range, as well as their GlowBiotics MD range. These two ranges both include probiotics at the center of their formulations, but their are some key differences that are worth noting. In fact, the brand recommends that you use these two brands in order to achieve a different set of results.
For prevention, GlowBiotics recommends that customers start of with their original Glowbiotics collection. These products are designed to create a probiotic rich skincare routine that is ideal for those who are looking to prevent things like premature aging, sun spots, age spots and other skin conditions. Some of their most notable products from this range include their Resurfacing Pads, the Probiotic HydraGlow Cream Oil and the Retinol Anti-Aging + Brightening Treatment.
Moving on to their more intensive like, the GlowBiotics MD range was designed to correct pre-existing skin concerns. This collection is has significantly more variety than their preventative range, in order to suit a variety of skin concerns and skin types. In this range, you find more intensive treatment-based products like their Advanced Retinol Renewal Treatment and their Hormonal Acne Duo.
Getting into the formula behind these products, GlowBiotics uses a unique blend of botanical extracts and oils, actives and probiotics to create their targeted line of products. For example, looking at a product from their original, preventative line, the Instant Resurfacing pads help to gentle exfoliate while also protecting the skin from future damage.
The base of this formula starts off with water, ammonium lactate, pentylene glycol, glycerin and lactococcus ferment lysate. Ammonium lactate is a combination of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide and has commonly been used to treat dry, scaly or itchy skin. Since this ingredient contains lactic acid, it is also mildly exfoliates and acts as a lightweight humectant. All of these uses help to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously brightening your complexion. Pentylene glycol and glycerin are also humectants, and can occasionally act as a penetration enhancers depending on the formulation. Finally, lactococcus ferment lysate is yeast that has been fermented to increase its skin benefits. This ingredient can offset oxidative skin damage like other antioxidants, but it can also possess soothing and hydrating properties as well. Most importantly, this ingredient is a probiotic which can stimulate the skin’s renewal process.
Aside from this base, there are also a number of unique ingredients and technologies included in the core of this formula including the GlowBiotics Balancing Complex, indufence and potassium azeloyl diglycinate. Starting off with the Balancing Complex, this blend of probiotics and antioxidants was designed help balance and heal stress skin. It contains beta-glucan, kakadu plum extract, and lactococcus ferment lysate. Indufence or alisma plantago aquatica extract is rich in peptides that boost collagen production and optimize skin’s natural immune functions without causing any inflammation. Finally, potassium azeloyl diglycinate, a newer form of azelaic acid has been shown to help brighten and even skins tone as well as boost the exfoliant properties of this product.. Azelaic acid has also been shown to be effective at treating acne as well as redness.
Currently, GlowBiotics is most readily available through the brands website, although you may be able to find a few of their products through other online retailers. Taking a look once again at their Instant Resurfacing pads, this product currently has 14 reviews, all of which have five stars. Almost all of the reviewers said that this product was a must have in their skincare routine and many saw dramatic improvements in the condition of their skin after just the first use. But we’d love to hear from you! Have you tried any of the products from the GlowBiotics probiotic skincare range? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below!