How Probiotics Can Benefit Anti-Aging
Probiotics have the power to fight the signs of aging and provide youthful glowing skin. Find out how this hero ingredient can provide anti-aging benefits.
We all know that probiotics can help restore balance to the digestive system, but did you know that probiotics in skincare are the latest anti-aging innovation?
As we age, gradual changes within the body eventually show up in our faces with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of mature skin. This process is a completely normal part of life, however advances in the science of anti-aging skincare such as pre and probiotic fractions are helping numerous women achieve more radiant, youthful looking skin.
Probiotics and prebiotics should be the centrepiece of your skincare for mature skin. Keep reading to find out how probiotics can help minimise the signs of visible skin aging and how these ‘good bacteria’ can fit into your skincare regime. We’ll also explain everything you need to know about our pre and probiotic enriched Advanced Génifique range.
Probiotics for skin: the forefront of skin science
Probiotic skincare utilises our increasing understanding of the role both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria play in skin health. On each of our faces exists a complex yet invisible ecosystem of tiny organisms called the skin microbiome.
This system relies on a fine-tuned balance between helpful and harmful bacteria. Things like antibiotics and antibacterial face washes are fantastic for minimising ‘bad’ bacteria on the face, but all too often the ‘good’ bacteria are also accidentally washed away. That’s where pre and probiotic skincare comes in. Probiotic ingredients like Bifidus Extracts and yeast fall under the umbrella of ‘good’ bacteria, while prebiotics can be thought of as the foods that help ‘good’ bacteria flourish.
When you restore and re-balance your skin microbiome by including pre and probiotics in your daily regime, you’ll see a whole range of anti-aging skincare benefits.
How pre and probiotics skincare benefits aging skin
Serums are the most powerful and concentrated of all skincare products, which means they can deliver potent doses of the best anti-aging ingredients to the skin. Combine ultra-concentrated formulas with pre and probiotics’ benefits and you’ve got yourself the makings of a serum that minimises multiple signs of aging.
Fine lines and wrinkles
Fine lines can begin to appear on the skin as early as the mid-twenties, slowly developing into deeper wrinkles as time passes. Wrinkles happen because skin’s ability to produce collagen diminishes with age, as do our elastin fibres. This causes skin to lose bounciness, elasticity and firmness.
Probiotic skincare can help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping the skin retain more moisture for a re-plumped effect. After using one bottle of our Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Face Serum with probiotic fractions, you can expect the appearance of both fine lines and wrinkles to be visibly reduced.
Tired looking skin
Skin can gradually lose its radiant, dewy appearance as we age, resulting in a tired looking complexion. This dullness can be exacerbated when the skin is stripped of moisture by harsh products or over cleansing, which is why dull skin is tied to an unhealthy skin microbiome.
By rebalancing the microbiome, pre and probiotic skincare can help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier, minimising hydration loss and maximising radiance.
Uneven skin tone
Decades of exposure to sun and pollutants puts oxidative stress on the skin, leading to age spots and hyperpigmentation. The age at which you’ll start to notice dark spots depends largely on how much your skin has been exposed to the elements.
The most exciting benefit of probiotic skincare is that skin with a healthy microbiome can better perform its natural healing functions. So, by introducing more ‘good’ bacteria to your skin, you’re also boosting the skin’s pigmentation-busting prowess.
Where pro and prebiotics fit in your skincare routine
Pre and probiotics come in many forms from rich creams to hydrogel masks, but serums are the most highly concentrated form. For this reason, we recommend layering a powerful probiotic serum as part of your regular anti-aging skincare routine.
Once your skin is freshly cleansed and toned, treat yourself to our hero probiotic powerhouse, the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Face Serum based on 20 years of advanced research. Each dropper contains 30 million pre and probiotic fractions to deliver essential resources to your skin microbiome, so smooth on one dropper and spread over the entire face.
Absolue Ultimate Repair Bi-Ampoule
Next, layer on our ultimate skin barrier boosting formula, the Absolue Ultimate Repair Bi-Ampoule Serum. The bi-phase technology is infused with tri-ceramides and Grand Rose Extracts to protect your skin from environmental factors. Just 4-6 drops is enough, so shake the bottle before gently sweeping over the face and neck.
Absolue Eye Serum
The delicate skin around the eye contour usually needs a little extra attention, so follow up with our Absolue Anti-Aging Eye Serum. The Grand Rose Extracts and probiotic Bifidus Extracts refresh delicate skin to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet. Gently tap a small amount onto the eye contour using your fingertips, before moving on to the next step of your regular skincare regime.
More tips for youthful looking skin
Consistently implementing a skincare routine is a crucial element of minimising visible skin aging, but there’s lots more to it than that. You’ll also need to protect your skin from the elements and maintain healthy lifestyle habits to nourish your complexion from the inside out.
Avoiding environmental aggressors such as UV exposure, extreme weather and pollution will help you avoid premature skin aging. You can do this by ensuring you use sun protection every day and shielding yourself from the sun as much as possible.
Lastly, it really is true that a healthy lifestyle can show on your skin. Focussing on getting adequate sleep each night and exercising regularly gives your skin time to repair itself and helps boost circulation. A well-targeted nutritious diet enriched with healthy fats from foods like fish and avocado can also help you achieve your most youthful looking complexion.
Loved this guide? Learn more about how probiotic skincare works by reading our article What is the Skin Microbiome & How Can Skin Care Keep it Balanced?