Skincare and your Microbiome

One of the latest developments in medicine has been how we can use the microorganisms that live on and within us to enhance our health. Most of us are aware of the bacteria which exists in our gut and helps to digest food – we supplement these organisms with probiotics and use prebiotics to keep them healthy. The emergence of foods like Kombucha shows that Australians understand the need to keep their gut microbes healthly so they stay healthly themselves

So, what is the Microbiome? The microbiome is the collective name for all microorganisms that live on and in us. These range from bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Here are some really interesting facts about your microbiome:

  • 100 x more microbe genes than human – we are more microbiome than human!
  • Between 1-3% of total body weight is your microbiome
  • Each microbiome is unique. Your microbiome is a like a fingerprint – no one has the same as yours
  • Microbes are first acquired during birth. It is vitally important that we are exposed to these microorganisms early on to build tolerances to allergies, asthma…etc
  • The correct balance of microbes is essential – if you allow too many harmful microbes to grow you can get sick

The microbiome on your skin can also help with your skincare, some organisms can activate ingredients to make them more powerful or readily accepted by your skin. One such ingredient is Gallic Acid a powerful antioxidant that can brighten your skin and control pigmentation (dark spots). Gallic acid is very unstable in skincare and up till now could not be used. Revision Skincare has developed a new type of Gallic Acid, Digucosyl Gallic Acid which can be converted to an active form by the bacteria on your skin – this altered form is then accepted by your skin and all the great benefits can be achieved

Nectifirm Advanced from Revision Skincare is the only product globally that works with your own microbiome to brighten your skin. Check it out on under the Revision product page.

About Ian Carroll

Ian Carroll is owner and founder of EnVogue Skin, a premium skincare and medical aesthetics distributor in Australia. Ian's company is the authorised Australian distributor for Revision Skincare and VIVACY dermal filler. Ian has gained experience through a variety of roles from Sales Director to General Manager within Asia and Australia. Proven skills include driving sales growth through development of a performance culture, assessing opportunities and leading change management to achieve results, restructuring organisations to maximise resources and identifying talent to build strong ‘leadership bench’.

- Pharmaceutical executive management
- General Management
- Asia Pacific regional experience
- Dermatology
- Company integration
- Brand Acquisitions

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