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Here’s what your basic skin care routine probably looks like: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser and, finally, foundation. Perhaps you even include products to promote a healthy skin microbiome leading up to the final step, but then what? Is your foundation pH balanced? Does it contain mild preservatives? Is it fragranced or loaded with synthetic ingredients? What is the point of a probiotic skincare routine without a foundation to support it? Well, we’ve solved your dilemma. We’ve launched a microbiome friendly foundation.

What is my microbiome and what does it do for me?

In short, your microbiome is the sum total of all the microbes in and on your body. You are one big superorganism and you rely on the many complex partnerships between your cells and microbes. You can’t survive without a microbiome.

Your microbiome protects you from incoming pathogens, keeps your immune system in check and boosts barrier function in your skin, so it is important that it is properly taken care of.

Why should you not pollute your skin microbiome?

Polluting your skin microbiome by adding synthetic chemicals, can affect its microbial diversity. Having a diverse ecosystem of microbes on the skin is far better than having a single dominant species. Unfortunately, the rapid progression and evolution of the modern lifestyle has resulted in the loss of a large part of the microbial diversity on our skin, leaving our skin microbiome compromised. Your skin works incredibly hard to fight off harmful microbes and a microbiome that is compromised may struggle to do this.

A microbiome-friendly foundation.

The Esse Foundations contain prebiotics and probiotics as well as a range of other active, microbiome safe ingredients. In case you are unsure, prebiotics are the food that probiotics need to flourish to keep your skin healthy.

The probiotics included contain Esse’s Level 3 BIOME + Technology, consisting of tyndallized Lactobacillus bacteria. These bacteria are capable of locking onto skin cells and strengthening your skin’s barrier function.

If you want to promote a healthy skin microbiome that resists pollution, the Esse Foundation is the solution to healthy AND beautifully made-up skin.

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