Good bacteria in skincare do what probiotics do for our gut: keep the microflora healthy, which supports skin’s immunity.
Probiotics from Natural Fermentation
Su:m37 Secret Essence is a pre-serum. $108
Dior Hydra Life 2-in-1 Sorbet Water is a toner for all skin types. $83
Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum, $105-$130. It’s part of a complementary range with pre-serum, eye care, and a hydrogel mask.
Allies of Skin Molecular Multinutrient Day Cream is a moisturiser with fermented lilac cell culture that’s said to reduce redness and inflammation. $139
Porcelain Intensive – HA+ Hydrating Serum has lactobacillus ferment to help curb breakouts. $198
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Cleanser is also a one-minute deepcleansing mask. $48
Micro-organisms as Probiotics
Although Biotherm Life Plankton Clear Essence is lighter in texture than its predecessor, Life Plankton Essence, it still has 5 per cent of the micro-organism – the highest concentration in the brand’s range. $78