Get the Lowdown on Prebiotic and Probiotic Skincare

Step into the world of TEMPLESPA, your go-to for all things skincare. Today, we're taking a deep dive into the buzz-worthy world of prebiotic and probiotic skincare. Sound complicated? Don't worry, we're here to break it down for you.


What Exactly are Prebiotics and Probiotics in Skincare?

Prebiotics and probiotics aren't just for yoghurts anymore, they're popping up in skincare too. So, what's the deal?

Prebiotics are the good stuff that feeds the helpful bacteria that’s already on your skin, but don’t worry they’re all good there! They help the bacteria to flourish, which is great news for your complexion. A healthy skin microbiome (your overall skin support) thrives with good bacteria, so it’s important we keep the good bacteria at its best. 

Probiotics, on the other hand, are the actual good bacteria. When you apply them onto your skin, they can help to top up your skin's natural bacteria levels, leading to healthier looking skin.

Whether it's prebiotics or probiotics, they're all about working with your skin's natural ecosystem to give you that glow and overall more supported microbiome. 

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What's the Difference?

So, you've heard about prebiotics and probiotics, but you're not sure what makes them different? We've got you covered.

Prebiotics are all about nourishing the good bacteria on your skin. The result? A stronger natural defence system, your microbiome, and a healthier complexion.

Probiotics, on the other hand, are all about topping up the good bacteria. They help to improve hydration and protect against environmental stressors.

At TEMPLESPA, we harness the power of both prebiotics and probiotics in our products. Call it the best of both worlds!


Why Prebiotics and Probiotics Matter for Your Skin

Prebiotics and probiotics can do wonders for your skin. They help to balance your skin's microbiome (the community of microorganisms living on your skin), which is crucial for healthy skin.

Not only can they help to reduce inflammation and soothe sensitive skin, but they can also improve your skin's natural defences. 

How to Choose and Use Prebiotic and Probiotic Skincare Products

We’ve made it even easier for you to create a skincare routine with prebiotic and probiotic ingredients in them! When you navigate our website, you’ll see which products include prebiotic and probiotic ingredients, but to make it even easier for you here’s our recommended routine:


Step 1: Cleanse

Your cleanser is designed to lift away makeup, oils and impurities from the day, so a gentle cleanser is needed that won’t strip the skin but leave it feeling balanced and ready for the next step in your routine.

A calming and soothing option is BE GONE Kind-Hearted Cleansing Crème, a unique elastic texture with gentle ingredients and our chosen prebiotic biolin. The combination of this prebiotic along with our Mediterranean botanicals helps reduce skin stress and effectively removes makeup and impurities for smooth and soothed skin.

Step 2: Tone

For many years toners have had a bad reputation for being over stripping and featuring alcohol in their ingredient list, well we’re pleased to introduce the best alternative, BE QUIET Soothing Milky Toner

The luscious milk gently caresses the skin with ingredients like niacinamide, squalene, Alpine Rose and fermented oats which are all known for supporting the skin with hydration and calming inflammation. Plus add in our favourite biolin to boost the growth of good bacteria and help strengthen your skin’s defences.


Step 3: Serum

A serum is perfect for targeted action, think your skin is looking dull? You need a vitamin C serum. Need extra hydration? Look to serums with hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate. A serum with prebiotic or probiotic ingredients will help support the microbiome, calm any irritation and overall promote healthier, stronger skin. 

BE STRONG Skin Strengthening Serum is a great option here, containing a prebiotic sugar called Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide that supports the good bacteria on your skin like the other prebiotics in our routine. 

Step 4: Moisturise

The final step in your routine is of course your moisturiser, and our prebiotic moisturiser deserves a spot in your routine! Your moisturiser is designed to lock-in moisture, help restore any dehydrated skin and add a protective layer.

Our moisturiser of choice is BE STILL Settling Moisturiser, a calming and hydrating blend of ingredients with a texture like silk. Combined with vitamins and our blend of Mediterranean botanicals, prebiotic biolin works hand in hand to support and nourish the skin.

Remember, patience is key! These products can take some time to work their magic. And, as always, check with a skincare pro before introducing new products to your routine.