The cosmetics industry has a growing interest in the latest scientific findings on the skin microbiome and is developing the first products to address it. Some include active ingredients that support the activity and reproduction of beneficial bacteria while others include ingredients designed to be activated by the bacteria on the skin.
The symbiotic relationship between bacteria and humans has been a subject of intense discussion for many years now. Scientists have long been investigating in medical studies how the microorganisms living in and on the human body affect our health. They influence our digestion, for example, but they also influence the function and appearance of our skin, making the bacterial skin flora a subject of great interest in itself.