“Researchers believe that a non-invasive method to investigate bacteria on the skin and its relationship with skin’s properties can yield beneficial insights, according to a recent study.”
A recent article in Cosmetics Design highlights a new study, conducted by the University of Pavia, University of Bergamo, and CLR Berlin among others. In the study titled «Skin Microbiota: Setting up a Protocol to Evaluate a Correlation between the Microbial Flora and Skin Parameters«, researchers used a non-invasive technique of tape stripping to collect skin bacteria samples to analyze microbial distribution.
The study found that the composition of the skin microbiota is unique to each individual and can be influenced by a variety of factors, both internal and external. It furthermore identified a strong positive correlation between the presence of Cutibacterium acnes, a bacterium considered beneficial for maintaining a healthy balance of the skin’s microbial community, and certain skin parameters.
The study developed an in vivo protocol for assessing both skin microbiota and biophysical parameters. This approach can hopefully be utilized to investigate various skin conditions, develop and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments or cosmetic products, and serve as a foundation for more comprehensive research in this field.