The Transformative Power of Prebiotic for Your Skin!

The Transformative Power of Prebiotic for Your Skin!

By Laurie Mias

The Transformative Power of Prebiotic for Your Skin!

You're probably familiar with probiotics with the popularity of yogurt and kombucha for a healthy gut diet. The good little bacteria that keep our digestive health on top and boost our immune system while keeping the harmful bacteria at bay. But have you heard of prebiotics? And even more, prebiotic in skincare?

Prebiotics is one of the hottest trends in skincare for a good reason. Prebiotics has a plethora of skincare benefits. It boosts the growth and balance of healthy bacteria to target signs of aging and helps combat dull-looking, irritable skin by improving your skin's barrier and regulating your microbiome. The global quarantine in 2020 revives our interest in preserving and protecting immunity—including our skin. The beauty industry is quick to catch on to emerging trends, and now several skincare brands are investing in prebiotic and skin microbiome research, with MONO Skincare as a pioneer. 

So What Is Prebiotic Skincare?

Unlike probiotics that consist of a live culture of good microorganism, prebiotics is not living organism. Prebiotics is non-digestible substances that assist balance your skin's beneficial and harmful bacteria and is derived from plant-based carbohydrates that work as a fuel for the growth of probiotic. Think of them as the food for the good bacteria. 

Understanding Microbiome

Prebiotics works to support the microbiome that naturally occurs in your body. The skin, like the stomach, has an ecosystem of bacteria and fungus that make up the microbiome. The human skin has one billion bacteria per square centimeter, which helps maintain skin immunity and prevent pathogenic growths. Your microbiome must be balanced to maintain a healthy skin barrier — the skin's first line of protection and the defense layer of your skin.

Prebiotics help balance and build the barrier by feeding the bacteria in your microbiome. An unbalanced microbiota can cause the skin to perform poorly, resulting in wrinkles, dryness, redness, and other indications of aging. When the microbiota is in balance, the skin barrier health improves. 

At MONO, we base our skincare technology on microbiome science which you can find in nearly all our products, including cleansers, serums, moisturizers, toners, and even our makeup remover

Meet Our Prebiotic Hero, Inulin


Remember about the "bacteria's food" that we talked about before? Inulin is a spectacular prebiotic for the health of our skin. Derived from Chicory root and agave, MONO Skincare's Inulin helps condition the skin, regulate the microbiome, and strengthen the skin barrier. The Inulin selectively encourages the good bacteria to recover from external attacks while reducing the harmful bacteria. Besides its prebiotic function, Inulin is also an excellent humectant that pulls the moisture from your skincare into the skin, keeping it hydrated.

The Restorative Effects of Prebiotics in Your Skincare

Your skin barrier is highly important, and taking good care of it starts with feeding your skin's microbiome with prebiotic-packed skincare. Here's what prebiotics can do for your skin:

Healthy skin: Keep the surface of the skin balanced and strong

Reduce redness & irritation: As the prebiotic lets your microbiome thrives, they can cancel out things that disrupt your skin which causes dryness and redness.

Prevent acne: Your healthy microbiome actively fights harmful bacteria and pollutants from creating skin inflammation, preventing acne from developing altogether. 

Supple and hydrated skin: MONO's prebiotic INULIN form a watertight seal on the outermost layer of the skin and draws moisture from the environment, preventing transepidermal water loss and keeping your skin supple and hydrated. 

Smooth skin texture: A healthy skin barrier support the production of ceramide and collagen, which overall smoothen out your skin texture.