Postbiotics for hair and scalp microbiome balance

Kalichem presents its Kalibiome postbiotic ingredients, which due to their powdery and preservative-free nature, their hydro-solubility and lack of interaction with cosmetics preservatives, are said to be suitable for several applications

Recent research has discovered the deep connection between microbiota and human skin. The skin is an ecosystem where about 1,000 microbe species live in symbiosis with each other and with the host. Symbiotic microbes support skin barrier function, modulate immune response protecting the skin against pathogens, allergens and so on.

Since the skin is a finely organized ecosystem, a perfect balance between host and microbe communities exists to preserve homeostasis and wellness. Disruption of this delicate balance can induce perturbations in skin barrier function, onset of dermatological and scalp disorders. Skin microbiota interacts with keratinocytes and the immune system, thus inducing beneficial responses in the host.

The scalp microbiota shows some similarities with the skin microbiota, but possesses unique characteristics. Indeed, the scalp surface provides specific environmental conditions to the microorganisms, depending by moisture, pH, sebum content and other typical physiological conditions of the host.1,2

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