and consumers are more and more conscious about the role of its microbiome to maintain it healthy.
As for the gut microbiome, the skin microbiome has been in a continuous rise in consumers and researchers' mind in the last years, showing that the maintenance of a healthy microbiome is becoming a critical consideration in the Beauty market.
"In the last three years, the average number of articles has highlighted a gradual increase of attention to skin microecology as a research topic"
David Suissa , CEO of BioFilm Control
Anne-Laurie Rodrigues, Global Marketing Director at IMCD Beauty & Personal Care, and David Suissa, CEO of BioFilm Control, discussed about the dynamics of the skin microbiome trend in the cosmetic industry and shared some figures about its rapid growth.
"It's important to develop a common language to identify skin microbiome-related ingredients for future beauty products developments"
Monica Di Leonardo, Global Regulatory Affairs Coordinator at IMCD Beauty & Personal Care
Substrates (e.g. carbohydrates or other nutrients as Plant or Algae derived ingredients) to be utilized by the host microbiome, with an intended cosmetic benefit to the host.
Viable microorganisms (e.g. Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophillus, Nitrosomonas eutropha, etc.) with an intended cosmetic benefit to the host.
Inanimate ingredients of microbial origin that can either be cells or cell fraction, a filtrate of a fermentation, a metabolite of a microorganism (e.g. Bifida ferment lysate, Bacillus coagulans ferment, etc.)
Ingredients derived from inactivated probiotic microorganisms. Paraprobiotics can either be inactivated microbial cells or components of cellular structures. They are a subgroup of postbiotics.
Monica Di Leonardo, Global Regulatory Affairs Coordinator at IMCD Beauty & Personal Care, interviewed Kristin Neumann, CEO of , and Géraldine Louvet, R&D Application Manager at Roquette, who shared their expertise about the interplay between skin's natural ecosystem and cosmetic formulations to better understand the “microbiome-friendly” claim.
Ongoing research about skin microbiome suggests that we are merely scratching the surface of the intricate relationship between the skin and its microbial ecosystem. As this science evolves, the beauty industry is poised to embrace a holistic and microbiome-centric approach, revolutionizing how we care for and nurture our skin.
Kristin Neumann, CEO of MyMicrobiome
The imminent breakthroughs in this realm promise to pave the way for customized beauty products tailored to an individual's unique skin microbiome composition. This shift towards personalization not only enhances product efficacy but also represents a significant departure from the one-size-fits-all approach that has characterized the beauty industry for decades. Moreover, microbiome science is today focused on skin care but is anticipated to extend into diverse market segments such as scalp care, deodorants, toiletries, intimate care, and even baby care.
Developed by our team of technical experts in our Skin Care Center of Excellence located in Paris, this hand cream was formulated featuring 3 key active ingredients taking care of the skin microbiome:
A microbiome-friendly agent from native corn starch that soothes the skin and scalp. It reduces redness while preserving the diversity of the skin microbiota.
A natural powerful antioxidant postbiotic obtained by biofermentation. It boosts the skin radiance and supporting its role to defend against UV and blue light.
A phytoactive ingredient activated by the skin microbiome. It smoothes the skin, reduces spots, inflammation, redness and hyperpigmentation.