Probiotics and Prebiotics For Your Skin and Overall Health

Probiotics and prebiotics have become part of mainstream skincare and wellness, but many people are still unaware of the benefits that the supplementation of these “good” bacteria” can provide. From balancing the digestive system (and helping to alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome) and possibly minimizing depression to promoting healthy, radiant skin and perhaps playing a role in controlling skin conditions like eczema, we’ve just started to scratch the surface when it comes to the probiotics and prebiotics. Here, a few ways to work them into your daily routine—and remember, they definitely can’t hurt!

Seed is all about balancing our bodies’ unique microbiomes (both inside and out), and bacteria like prebiotics and probiotics are a major part of the equation. Offering capsule-based supplement formulas for both women and men, Seed is driven by science and the desire to share the far-reaching benefits that pre- and probiotics have on our overall wellness. The research doesn’t lie, and you can reap the benefits of their extensively tested supplements with just three capsules a day (no refrigeration required). For the record, celebrities like Karlie Kloss, Sophia Bush, Emily Weiss, Rachel Zoe, and Ellie Goulding are totally onboard.

Combining a prebiotic formula designed to help balance the skin’s natural microbiome, 11 proven-effective active ingredients and a delivery system that helps get these ingredients to the precise part of the skin where they are needed, Joyome delivers the benefits of microbiome-driven skincare with two products designed for morning and evening use. Beyond keeping the skin’s essential bacteria in balance, these serums feature anti-aging peptides, a gentle retinol derivative, brightening azelaic acid, hydrating hyaluronic acid, radiance-enhancing niacinamide and barrier-boosting ceramides for a comprehensive approach that goes well beyond most of the other skincare products you’re using.

Exuviance Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence
With the skin-balancing power of probiotics plus the gentle exfoliation and antioxidant benefits of poly-hydroxy acid, this non-irritating post-cleansing toner-like treatment is ideal for all skin types. Featuring hyaluronic acid for extra hydration and designed to prepare the skin for products that follow, it's an easy-to-incorporate extra step that can help take your skincare routine to the next level.

Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask
Formulated with a prebiotic derived from algae, a skin-balancing probiotic and radiance-boosting Alguronic Acid, this rejuvenating mask also minds your skin’s surface ecosystem as it supplies nourishment and energy. Designed to help neutralize the detrimental effects of our modern lifestyles that accelerate skin aging, this vegan, gluten-, GMO-, paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free mask restores vitality to stressed skin with just two or three applications a week—and you’ll know it's working when the color changes from green to pink!

Tula Urban Defense Hydrating Mist
Give your skin a probiotic-packed pick-me-up anytime and anywhere with this hydrating mist. Featuring rose water, coconut water, hyaluronic acid, ashwadandha and reishi adaptogens, algae extract and free-radical fighting antioxidants, it’s ideal for all skin types and can be used on bare skin or to refresh makeup.