It is a very complex ecosystem, composed of a group of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses) that reside on the surface of our skin, and is formed by thousands of species.
It provides us with nutrients and vitamins, and prevents pathogenic microorganisms from entering our bodies, maintaining the natural balance of the skin. It’s what we call a skin microbiota and it’s unique to each person.
In 2008, the United States National Institute of Health (NIH) launched the Human Microbiome Project (PMH), with the aim of characterizing the human microbiota and analysing its involvement in human health and disease.
Due to the impulse of the Human Microbiome Project (PMH) the study of the skin microbiota is one of the newest research areas in dermatology and cosmetics.
A balanced microbiota is necessary for the skin to perform its function properly.
External stimuli (sun, cold, pollution, etc.) and internal stimuli (stress, diet, etc.) influence the microbiota and can alter it, as well as damage the skin’s natural barrier.
Recent studies show the importance of maintaining a balanced microbiota that does not dominate one species over the others. When this balance is disrupted, skin function is less effective and can cause visible signs of skin sensitivity from redness to atopy or premature ageing.
The latest research has shown that prebiotics help restore the balance of the skin ecosystem. They act as supernutrients (superfoods) and help beneficial microorganisms grow to the detriment of harmful bacteria.
The Linatox® Pink Prebiotics Range is formulated with prebiotic actives that take care of your microbiota, improve the state of the skin, slow ageing and provide a detoxifying effect: