Modern consumers want healthy skin and recognize the importance of a healthy skin microbiota. Microbiome skincare has established itself in the marketplace. Where it began with niche brands, now mainstream brands have started to advertise their products as being “gentle” or “friendly” to the skin microbiome, or “balancing” and “supporting” the skin microbiome.
Healthy skin shows a healthy mix of microorganisms. The environment, the local habitat, dictates the microbial composition. For skin, the habitat is for the larger part made available by skin, the differentiating keratinocytes. As ProRenew Complex CLR™ is strongly able to positively influence the quality of epidermal differentiation it promotes a healthy microbiota on and in the skin.
This was convincingly proven in elaborate in vivo studies where its balancing and supporting activity on the skin microbiota was determined with 16S rRNA gene sequencing. In these studies both the overall composition (richness and diversity) and the effect of ProRenew Complex CLR™ on the skin’s most abundant phyla, genera and single species were analyzed. On all parameters it was shown that ProRenew Complex CLR™ outperforms both the corresponding placebo and the same formulation containing a prebiotic ingredient. ProRenew Complex CLR™ protects the skin microbiota and supports it in maintaining its healthy balance.