Frequently asked questions
What is probiotic skincare?
Although probiotic bacteria have documented skin benefits, live cultures are generally not recommended using in cosmetics. Rather than including live bacteria cultures, many of the probiotic skin care formulae use bacteria fragments or metabolites. The reason is that there is not currently any science developed to support the idea that live cells are any more effective when applied to the skin than these fragments.
What are the benefits of using probiotic skincare?
Does your probiotic skincare provide anti-aging benefits?
Yes, our elissah Bio P2 range provides triple actions:
keep our skin microbiome healthy to enhance the skin barrier function
promote beneficial bacteria and inhibit harmful bacteria
protect against UVA, UVB damage and repair damage skin
Environmental agreesors will cause damages in our natural skin barrier. Both UVA and UVB rays penetrate the atmosphere and play an important role in conditions such as premature skin aging, eye damage (including cataracts), and skin cancers. They also suppress the immune system, reducing your ability to fight off these and other maladies.
The bacteria of the skin microbiome have a crucial protective effect. They help maintain the immune system, repair damage, and protect against allergens and UV exposure. Bacteria also limit damage caused by oxidation and improve the hydration and elasticity of the skin. However, an unbalanced microbiome is linked to many skin conditions such as eczema, allergies, dandruff, acne or dermatitis.
What are the difference between stem cell skincare and probiotics skincare?
Stem cells, what a fancy word! Let's look at the human stem cells and plant stem cells. Human stem cells are unique because of their ability to divide. In certain organs, they can even become specialized to repair and replace damaged tissues. “Stem cells are rapidly dividing cells in the body that have the ability to give rise to more stems cells or become other types of cells with more specialized function. Plant stem cells serve similar functions too. Both plant and human stem cells contain proteins and amino acids, which are skin care powerhouse ingredients for skin rejuvenation. Keep in mind, it’s not actually living stem cells that you’re seeing in the face cream, most cell skin care products contain plant stem cells, and more specifically, stem cell extracts. These extracts are often rich in antioxidants and may provide growth factors to help renew and repair the skin.
What is probiotics skincare - most probiotics skincare contains either dead probiotics, probiotic lysates or probiotic metabolites. The probiotic skincare actually is designed to improve or maintain healthy skin microbiome. Microbiome is the family of bugs, the rainforest of diversity of microorganisms. More specifically these are bacteria, fungi, viruses and mites. The bacteria of the skin microbiome have a crucial protective effect. It is the skin’s first defence system, it helps to strengthen and activate the skin’s immune system. As long as the skin has enough ecoflora, it is perfectly protected. However as soon as this balance is disrupted, discomfort and irritation can occur and damage can be caused. The skin’s ecoflora can become deficient when exposed to environmental pollution, temperature variation, stress, nutritional disorders or unsuitable skin care routine, like the use of harsh cleansers. Having large numbers of the friendly microbes can actually stop bad microbes from invading our skin and protect us from skin infections. These friendly bugs also create and maintain acidic skin environment with the pH that close to 5, keeping away nasty pathogens which crave a higher alkaline pH.
The differences between stem cell skincare and probiotic skincare is the stem cell is one of the skincare active ingredients, rich in amino acids, peptides and anti-oxidants. It works more in repairing and renewing the damaged skin. Probiotic skincare works more in both protecting and repairing. The healthy skin microbiome can protect us from the environmental aggressors like UV sunlight, air pollutions, stress and harsh chemicals and in the meantime, repair the damaged DNA caused by environmental aggressors.
In some simple words, stem cell needs to penetrate to the dermis layer to repair our skin cells. The probiotics skincare works on the skin surface with microorganism, from the protection to repairing.
What is the function of probiotics when used in skincare and what are the expected results?
- To strengthen the skin’s barrier against environmental threats – this is an important factor in preventing premature skin aging. We are exposed to daily environmental aggressors, such as pollution, sunlight, dirt, or the use of harsh chemicals in skin care products. All of these will trigger our immune system to respond and become over stimulated. When this happens, the natural balance of the skin is disrupted. Over time, healthy cells, elastin and collagen are damaged, the skin becomes less able to repair itself. The skin loses its glow and radiance and it looks dull and tired. However, when the skin microbiome is healthy, the microbiological barrier can protect against these aggressors and reduce the chance for the immune system to trigger.
- Enhance skin’s ability to become and stay properly hydrated. The skin immediately looks glowing and radiant.
- Visibly improve signs of dryness, including a tight, uncomfortable feeling.
- Visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Restore a healthy pH balance to the skin’s surface.
Furthermore, It works beautifully with other skincare ingredients. As the probiotics (beneficial microorganism) break down on the skin’s surface, they create brilliant new ingredients for skin, such as peptides, organic acids, vitamins as well as increasing the presence of ceramides.. This provides better hydration and radiance. Overall the signs of ageing are diminished.
Is your probiotic skincare suitable for all skin types?
Our probiotic skincare is best to suit someone who has skin problem, such rosacea, acne, dry, premature and sensitive skin. It also can be used after skin treatments such as laser, anti-aging, acne treatments. The probiotic skincare can help to promote skin turnover and healing process.
Is it ok to use Elissah Bio P2 products with Vitamin C, Retinol and peeling solution?
Yes, as vitamin C, retinol and any peeling solutions are antiaging solutions to improves the signs of aging, acne porn, skin whitening, etc.. However, these active ingredients can be quite irritated. So it is important to make sure the skin is healthy and hydrated so when using these products, the skin will feel less irritated and the results will be satisfied.
How to use Elissah Bio P2 products?
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship internationally using Australia Post service.