The intimate relationship between the human body with its microbiome is more than a symbiotic system. It creates a supraorganism called holobiont. Each damage in the skin generates an imbalance in its microbiome and vice versa. French cosmetic active ingredient developer Sederma explains how an adaptative intervention on the skin microbiota can be achieved through cosmetics
There is a growing interest to understand interactions between our body and microorganisms living inside us and on our skin. Recent discoveries of the effects of digestive microbiota disruptions, called dysbiosis, are thought to be the cause of inflammatory digestive diseases.
There are also evidences of implication in Parkinson’s disease and regressive autism.1,2 As skin is our biggest organ and features one million micro-organisms per square centimetre, let us examine what this means for cosmetics.
Micro-organisms, microbiota, microbiome and holobiont
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