June 18, 2024

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Probiotic supplements in beauty targeting psoriasis, acne and oral health with research and innovation

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Whilst shiny hair, strong nails and glowing skin had long been on the beauty supplements agenda – think collagen, evening primrose oil and iron, zinc and vitamin B12 blends – ingredient innovation and scientific advances had more recently thrust probiotics onto the edible beauty stage. But whilst probiotics in the food world were being tapped for a plethora of wider gut health benefits, in beauty, industry had homed in on very specific skin conditions.

Research on probiotic supplements for psoriasis and acne, among other skin conditions, was building fast, and interest in product development for oral care was building as innovative companies worked hard to refine blends that achieved clear results.

Probiotics for psoriasis – supplementation working via the gut-skin axis

In August this year, UK skin health specialist SkinBioTherapeutics unveiled a probiotic powder it had developed to target psoriasis​. The AxisBiotix probiotic powder was made from a blend of Bifidobacterium animalis​, Lactobacillus brevis​, Lactobacillus reuteri​, and Lactococcus lactis​ and had been developed to alleviate symptoms of the long-term chronic skin disease associated with red, itchy, scaly patches on various parts of the body.

Speaking to CosmeticsDesign-Europe at the time, SkinBioTherapeutics CEO Stuart Ashman said the company had started with this skin condition because there was “no other cure”​ and it had “huge implications”​ on a person’s physical and mental health.

According to FMCG Gurus’ 2021 Beauty from Within report, 40% of global consumers wanted to address psoriasis​ over the next 12 months.


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