We are hearing a lot about the importance of gut microbiome on our general health, but how much are we aware of the importance of the skin microbiome?The skin microbiome is made up of millions of bacteria, fungi and viruses that comprise the skin microbiota. They play a key part in supporting the skin’s immunity and protecting it from pathogens.We don’t want our skin to be sterile. Disruptions to the microbiome that then affect the functioning of the skin barrier are associated with dryness, premature ageing and breakouts.Harsh hygiene products and processes like excess exfoliation can strip away this important layer and make us more susceptible to a range of skin problems. This is one of the reasons why we choose gentle and harmonious ingredients that don’t disrupt the microbiome.Our award-winning Petitgrain and Everlasting Flower Cream Cleanser contains jojoba oil which works to balance the production of sebum in the skin and our cloths gently exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, also castor oil gently draws out impurities to cleanse the skin. In combination with our gentle organic cotton and muslin facial cloths and bamboo pads this makes a fantastic deep cleansing option.
We are told to eat a rainbow of foods, and that a diversity of fruit and vegetable ingredients is key for good gut health. The same applies to skincare. Our facial oils contain upwards of ten pure plant oils to give a full spectrum of omegas, fatty acids and vitamins that will support rather than disrupt this important skin microflora.