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Throughout history, humans have taken care of their skin, striving to achieve a healthy, radiant and smooth complexion. The ancient Greeks are known to have used olive oil as a moisturizer. In fact, the Romans adhered small leather patches over blemishes to look like beauty marks. Today, the global skin care market is a $100 billion industry helping people nourish, protect and improve the skin.
A recent trend in skincare are products designed to nourish the skin’s microbiome. A science-backed trend, microbiome skincare aims to protect the healthy microbes living on the surface of the skin that fight off bad bacteria and keep skin healthy. The skin’s microflora is made up of thousands of healthy microbes that help maintain the skin’s barrier and function properly.
The key to microbiome skincare is to maintain the skin’s natural pH so the microflora is not disturbed. Microbiome friendly skincare products are ultra-gentle and often include prebiotic ingredients that reinforce the healthy bacteria. The best cleansers are made with gentle surfactants that are often coconut derived, instead of sulfates. Balanced skincare products are also key in microbiome skincare. Take hand sanitizer, which is often quite drying. Microbiome friendly versions are made with Aloe vera to help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier.
Microbiome skincare sounds complicated, but brands like [comfort zone] make microbiome skincare easy. The Remedy line by [comfort zone] leverages the power of a natural prebiotics to promote skin health and provide extra defense. The entire line is formulated without fragrance, alcohol, silicones, parabens, mineral oils, artificial colors and animal derivatives. At Glen Ivy, we encourage guests to take care of their skin. We are proud to partner with [comfort zone] to provide relaxing skincare and body care treatments and consult guests on which [comfort zone] products are best for their routine.