As a conclusion,
Understanding the skin microbiota opens up many possibilities for innovation in the cosmetic field. Indeed, an unbalanced skin microbiota could induce or be due to :
– skin diseases, such as acne, atopic dermatitis or psoriasis
– unpleasant body odour
– or even accelerated skin ageing
Consumers are increasingly interested in this, and manufacturers are therefore starting to develop products that respect the skin and its microbiota, limiting preservatives or an excessively high pH. The associated claims are to maintain or protect the balance of the microbiota.
Some products already claim to be able to restore an unbalanced microbiota or to improve the condition of the skin through an action on the microbiota. These products can be prebiotics (substrate that will be used by a microorganism), probiotics (the microorganism, living or not depending on the definition), postbiotics (product derived from the microorganism), or active ingredients with a demonstrated effect on the skin microbiota.