What is microbial skincare?

What is microbial skincare?

Microbial skincare refers to a skincare approach that harnesses the power of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, to improve the health and appearance of the skin. This approach is based on the idea that the skin has its own microbiome, which is a complex ecosystem of microorganisms that live on its surface. The microbiome plays an important role in protecting the skin from harmful pathogens, maintaining its moisture balance, and regulating its immune response.



Microbial skincare products typically contain live cultures of beneficial bacteria or fungi, as well as prebiotics and postbiotics, which support the growth and activity of these microorganisms. These products can help to improve the overall health of the skin, reduce inflammation, and balance the skin’s pH.

Microbial skincare is a relatively new field, but it is rapidly gaining popularity as people become more interested in natural and holistic approaches to skincare. However, it is important to note that not all microbial skincare products are created equal, and some may be more effective than others depending on the specific strains of bacteria and fungi used.

This is why we’ve had Haeckels Lab – our new microbial skincare line – certified as Kind To Biome.



“Kind to biome” is a term used to describe skincare products and practices that are gentle and supportive of the skin’s natural microbiome. The skin’s microbiome is made up of a diverse community of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, that play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin function.

“Kind to biome” skincare products are formulated to avoid harsh or irritating ingredients that can disrupt the natural balance of the skin’s microbiome. Instead, they often contain prebiotics and probiotics that help to support and nourish the beneficial microorganisms on the skin’s surface.

Some “kind to biome” skincare practices include avoiding over-cleansing or over-exfoliating, using gentle, pH-balanced cleansers, and incorporating microbiome-supportive ingredients like ceramides and fatty acids into your skincare routine.

By choosing “kind to biome” skincare products and practices, you can help to promote healthy skin function and maintain a balanced, resilient skin microbiome.