The Benefits of Probiotics How tiny microbes can help you in big ways

What do probiotics actually do? We’re simplifying the important role that microbes play in our bodies, and we’ll explain how you’re benefiting from it, both inside and out.

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It seems a little crazy to be pro-bacteria amidst our new worldwide obsession with anti-bacterial hand gels, but hear us out.

In the world of bacteria, there are good guys and bad guys. Our bodies have a natural defense system, both internally and externally, called the microbiome. This is the bacterial army that works to protect your health. It basically spends all day and night reacting to what you eat, do, feel, and think.

The intensity of those reactions depends on the severity of the enemy, whether that’s a naughty bacteria that’s slipped through the defensive barrier, polluted city air, the serotonin drain of stress or anxiety, or a cabinet filled with junk food. The fewer enemies we introduce, the less it has to work to defend us, and the more it has the energy to work for us. 

Supporting the good bacteria and helping it work for us is the role of probiotics. And that’s why we built a beauty company around it. While probiotics might not be the first word you think of when you think about glowing skin, there’s a lot of science out there telling us that it should be.

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Probiotic bacteria come in many strains, and specific ones have been shown to strengthen the skin barrier, restore pH, alleviate inflammation, and keep skin hydrated by promoting collagen, fat, and ceramide production. Our philosophy is a holistic, inside + outside approach that boosts your probiotic support both topically, and through an effective probiotic supplement.


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 The outside approach starts with our Renewing Probiotic Serum. It contains Lactobacillus Ferment that protects and fortifies your skin barrier against external stressors while soothing and hydrating. It's known to help repair damaged skin, rebalance skin flora, and reduce harmful bacteria growth.

This concentrated serum also contains skin-renewing plant extracts that help your skin in other ways:

Orobanche Rapum Extract
Grown in southern France, and well known for its antioxidant activities and biological properties, this effective extract actively protects skin stem cells and balances the microbiome.

Meadowfoam Oil
With a similar texture to sebum, and rich in vitamin E, this efficacious and lightweight oil locks in moisture, balances the skin and enhances other skincare ingredients for softer, plumper skin.

Lactic Acid
As the gentlest of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), lactic acid helps improve skin’s natural moisture. And with continued use it helps firm skin, fade spots, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.


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You can find all of these good-for-you probiotics in our Daily Glow Supplements. This is our proprietary blend of 5 probiotics, plus ceramide oil extract to help keep the epidermis layer of your skin looking firm, feeling moisturized, and staying protected. Plus, you only have to think about it once a day. A sexy little gelcap every morning is all it takes.

Probiotic Strain: Lactobacillus Plantarum
Known as a beneficial probiotic strain, it improves skin hydration and elasticity and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It also helps maintain a balanced microflora.

Probiotic Strain: Bifidobacterium Lactis
Known for its ability to improve digestion and enhance immune system functions, this probiotic strain aids in the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the gut.

Probiotic Strain: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
This probiotic is the number one clinically studied strain to aid with digestive health. It nurtures the gut-skin axis and improves your skin barrier function by suppressing inflammatory agents.

Probiotic Strain: Lactobacillus Paracasei
Improves skin barrier function recovery and reduces local skin inflammation reactions. It’s known to have a positive effect on skin sensitivity and to smooth rough skin texture.

Probiotic Strain: Bifidobacterium Longum
This immune-modulating strain works to temper inflammatory responses on the skin and in the gut. It increases your skin's resistance to temperature fluctuations and potential irritation.


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Another way to boost your good guy probiotics is through what you eat. This is, in effect, the type of bacteria you’re introducing into your gut through your digestive system. Your diet should support the growth of healthy microbes by incorporating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fermented foods while limiting refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed carbohydrates.

Ready to help your good bacteria work better for you? Start with The Perfect Pair, our convenient combo pack that includes our Daily Glow Supplements and our Renewing Probiotic Serum. Once you’ve seen and loved the results, you can sign up for our Eco Refills to refresh your supplement supply automatically every 90 days.