The little known ingredient your anti-aging serum needs NOW

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The little known ingredient your anti-aging serum needs NOW

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Posted: 07/22/2014 Anti-Aging in Ingredients with 

Probiotic skin careWith a wealth of information on anti-aging skin care available, you can probably recite the ingredient buzzwords alphabetically. While antioxidants, retinol, and sunscreen are all important components to any effective anti-aging skin care routine, the odds are good that you’re still leaving out one important ingredient: probiotics!

Your skin has natural microflora – an environment of healthy bacteria used to keep skin age-resistant and strong. These bacteria are called probiotics, and fight free radical damage and irritation that can cause signs of aging. As skin matures, its ability to maintain a healthy level of probiotics decreases. With a depleted microflora, your skin becomes more susceptible to aging, wrinkle-causing damage. Stop this damage before it starts by supplementing your daily skin care routine with a healthy dose of skin-friendly bacteria. You may have seen the words “active probiotics” stamped on the yogurts in your dairy aisle. But before you begin a search for at-home yogurt skin care recipes, put down the DIY! Yogurt is formulated with the right nutrients for your diet – not your skin. Incorporating probiotics into your daily skin care routine through professional probiotic skin care ensures the quality and stability you need to see results.

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Your probiotic plan

As with any new product you incorporate into your skin care routine, the probiotic-packed product you choose, and the results you see with it, are only as good as the rest of the products in your daily agenda. Here’s a complete step-by-step that will keep your skin’s probiotic balance in check, so it’s ready to fight wrinkle-causing irritation when you need it­:

  1. Cleanse – When left exposed to environmental aggressors, skin can be starved for moisture. Choose Moisture Positive Cleanser to leave skin feeling cleansed, not stripped.
  2. Exfoliate – Skin cell turnover naturally slows with age so anti-aging ingredients have a harder time penetrating layers of un-shed cells to do their job. Give your skin a hand at night with an alpha hydroxy-rich leave-on exfoliant like Quick Refiner that targets dead skin cells to smooth fine lines and boost brightness.
  3. Tone - Spritz on a peptide-rich toner like Power Peptide to boost moisture and prepare your skin to better absorb the powerful anti-agers that come later in your routine.
  4. Target – Reach for a serum that willzero in on your skin’s natural probiotic environment. Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum contains natural bifidius cultures found in yogurt and dietary supplements to balance your skin’s natural microflora, so it stays protected against environmental aggressors that can provoke irritation, keeping it age-resistant and strong.
  5. Treat- Lock in moisture and improve tone with an anti-aging creme like Sleepwear that works overnight to erase fine lines and wrinkles.

Have more questions about probiotics and how they fit into your anti-aging routine? Ask me in the comments!

Teresa Stenzel

Bioelements Director of Education Teresa Stenzel has been a member of the Bioelements esthetics team since 1993. With a key role in the company’s integration of new professional products, she helps develop new facial and body treatment techniques, as well as new curriculum for Bioelements, ensuring skin care professionals receive the education they need to deliver the best skin care recommendations and professional treatments from coast to coast.

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Laura Williams LE says:
Oct 5, 2014

Should we recommend the Probiotic to be used as a night time routine or day use?

Teresa Stenzel says:
Oct 6, 2014

Hi Laura,
I like to recommend using this product at night underneath your night-crème, because the skin is working its hardest to self-heal and self-regenerate while you sleep. However, if you are already using another serum at night, you can use this product during the day underneath your sunscreen.

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