Nordmann Kompakt: The skin’s microbiome
With around one million microorganisms per square centimeter, our skin is home to many different types of bacteria that are beneficial to its health.
Creating an interface between our bodies and the environment, skin acts as a physical barrier that prevents the invasion of foreign pathogens. Its microbiota play an essential role in this protective function.
The composition of our skin’s microbiome varies and can be influenced by a several different factors:
- Environment and air pollution
Disturbing its balance can lead to disease.
In this Nordmann Kompakt presentation, we take a closer look at the skin’s microbiome and recommend ingredients for personal care formulations that are not disruptive to it and will also strengthen the skin’s natural barrier function.