Skin microbiota and holobiont
The microbiota is composed of a well-balanced population of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms. They interact with each other and with human cells. This interaction between a host organism with its microbiota (a unique ecosystem composed of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses, phages, and mites) is called the holobiont.
At the skin level, exposome and internal stress generate imbalance of this microbiota/organism collaboration inducing significant damage that affect the skin's appearance and protective function. Imbalance in this ecosystem is associated with:
- Barrier function alteration,
- Skin ageing
or even diseases such as eczema, acne, rosacea, atopic skin, and psoriasis.
The microbiota and holobiont of skin still have a lot of secrets to reveal and represent a plethora of opportunities for the cosmetic industry.
Would you like to find out more?
Click the presentation "The Human Microbiota" (in the top right corner) to review the scientific discoveries that reveal how this ecosystem plays an important role in our metabolic, immune and neurological functions and how it is directly related to our health and wellbeing. Differentiate probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics and other microbiota-control solutions that are available to restore, maintain and protect skin microbiota harmony.
Or discover Sederma's solutions to protect the microbiota harmony from the exposome and internal imbalance using the links below.
The Human Microbiota
Sederma's solutions to protect the microbiota
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