According to a study analyzing the characteristics of French skin, in 2017 out of a total of 18,276 subjects, 65% said they had sensitive skin and women were more affected than men. What if you were concerned by this phenomenon jointly linked to the balance of your skin microbiota? Before answering it, let's define together the characteristics of this skin.
What is sensitive skin?
First of all, you should know that sensitive skin is a skin condition that is often temporary, but which can become recurrent over time.
Although it often affects people with dry skin, it can also affect oily, normal and combination skin. Appearing mainly on the face, it is characterized in particular by redness, scales, roughness, tingling and tightness.
Unlike tolerant skin, sensitive skin will therefore react exaggeratedly to the internal and external factors it encounters. It is therefore essential to identify the origin of these phenomena, in order to avoid them.
Now that you know how to identify sensitive skin, let's determine its link with our skin microbiota.
Sensitive skin, unbalanced skin
- skin that is more permeable and therefore less effective against irritants;
- a more fragile skin favoring dehydration, the skin feels tight and is less comfortable;
- the risk of inflammation and infection is greater , the skin reddens and can develop eczema and other dermatoses.
This is why we find more and more probiotics in cosmetics, but who are they really?
Bacteria that wish us well
Present since birth and unique to each individual, the microbiota (microbial flora) is all the microorganisms living in our body. You have probably heard of Bifidus present in certain dairy products? They are in fact non-pathogenic bacteria, naturally present in humans and beneficial to our health. These are commonly called probiotics . When ingested in sufficient quantity, they exert positive effects on health. These probiotics are now available in your cosmetics!
The largest organ in humans, the skin is our first natural defense against external aggressions. It is also populated by non-pathogenic microorganisms, ensuring the proper balance of the skin. They maintain the acidity of our skin and fight against pathogenic bacteria, vectors of disease.
Adding probiotics to cosmetics will therefore rebalance your skin microbiota. This will strengthen your natural defenses and allow your skin to better defend itself against irritants. It will be more soothed and the anti-inflammatory action of the probiotics will also reduce your redness.
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Our range for sensitive skin
Your skin dreamed of it, BeautyMix did it! We present our new range adapted to the needs of sensitive skin. For you, our formulator Ludivine has selected two new soothing and anti-redness active ingredients, as well as two new non-irritating preservatives that respect your skin microbiome.
BioProtect : this new asset contains a probiotic derived from lactic acid and obtained by fermentation of the Lactobacillus bacterium. This bacterium has several beneficial properties for sensitive skin. It is recognized for its soothing and anti-inflammatory action and helps rebalance the skin microbiome and better defend it against external aggressions.
SensiProtect : extracted from seaweed, this new active ingredient soothes and reduces redness, as well as water loss, and strengthens the skin's cutaneous barrier to make it more resistant to attacks and oxidative stress.
BactiProtect :this 100% natural origin and Cosmos certified agent has anti-microbial properties allowing better preservation of the product.
Dermoprotect :this agent also offers a good alternative to traditional preservatives. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness. Moisturizing, it also retains water within the epidermis for an anti-dryness action and daily comfort.
You can find them in our new range for sensitive skin:
It's never been easier to take care of your sensitive skin