Microbiome protecting sunscreens could be the next big sun care trend

Published: 31-Aug-2023

dsm-firmenich’s Global Marketing Manager for Sun Care, Tina Vogt, reveals a species of bacteria that keeps the skin microbiome healthy under UV exposure

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In the world of beauty and personal care, consumer interest in skin health and demand for products that work with or support the skin’s natural processes have been growing for some time.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this trend has really gained traction in the past couple of years.

After all, people have had more reason than usual to focus on their wellbeing recently, and as part of this, we’ve seen a greater emphasis on nurturing skin’s resilience and immunity.

One topic receiving increasing attention under the broader umbrella of ‘natural skin health’ is the skin microbiome.

Described as the ecosystem of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live on human skin, the skin microbiome forms a protective barrier, providing a first line of defence against external stressors like UV radiation.

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