How nurturing the microbiome may be key to unlocking amazing skin.
In our ever-expanding quest to discover new paths towards healthier complexions, it seems the newest frontier is one that’s been there all along—our own skin’s microbiome. This complex biological ecosystem on the skin’s surface, and the commensurate balance this habitat needs, has become ubiquitous to the beauty zeitgeist. And with this, a milieu of products that aim to foster its equilibrium, with the global microbiome skincare market forecasted to grow to $1.9 billion by 2029. So, what’s all this buzz about the biome really about?
Another F-beauty brand making waves with its unique take on biome-friendly skincare is Pure Culture. Using sustainably-harvested natural actives with a blend of prebiotics and postbiotics, the brand aims to “rewild” our skin and enhance its barrier integrity with calming natural nurturers.
Co-founder and former beauty editor Kim Reyes-Palanca shares that all of their products have Philippine green caviar, also known as lato, to provide youthful vibrance, as well as heat-inactivated lactobacillus to nourish the biome. The Wild Algae line is a must-try, which is also infused with New Zealand Marine algae, and cica to soothe the skin. Start with the Wild Algae Super Skin Tonic that works as both essence and toner, and move on to the Wild Algae Quench Crème to nourish skin with a dewy finish. And for a bit of brightening, there’s the Wild Algae Glow Up Serum, which is packed with Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide.
Another benefit of having well-regulated skin, the brand notes, is that it ages better, and such is the principle behind their Bulgarian Rose line. With Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) oil as well as flecks of 24K gold, the products help boost collagen production and inhibit dark spots and blemishes. As an added bonus, the Bulgarian Rose Sublime Serum and the Bulgarian Rose Gold Satin Crème impart a subtle sheen, and can be used with makeup to give one youthful glow.
The brand also believes in protecting the earth, opting for eco-friendly packaging, and is a part of 1% for the Planet, an international organization whose members commit to donate at least 1% of sales to environmental causes.
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