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Seeing the Future Through the Lens of the Past: Introducing Symbiome

Seeing the Future Through the Lens of the Past: Introducing Symbiome
Teresa Greenfeld
Writer and expert10 months ago
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We’ve been faced with a lot of conflicting skin care advice throughout the years. We’ve had cosmetic ingredients shine in the spotlight, only to find their effectiveness fall short and their holy grail status fleeting. Products are quickly classified as universally “good” or “bad,” deemed essential — but only for certain skin types — and sold, allegedly, as magic elixirs for infinite youth.

Just a few short years ago, the most widely accepted advice promoted squeaky-clean skin by way of harsh, stripping cleansers and astringent toners and oil-free everything (that is, if you used any moisturizer at all). It was commonly believed that bacteria = bad, and healthy skin was achieved solely by cleansing it entirely of any and all bacteria. Thanks to extensive research, what experts have learned about microbiome science has debunked and turned this advice on its head. We now know that good bacteria (a key component for a balanced skin microbiome) is essential, not only for skin health, but for our overall health, as well.

Symbiome, the latest brand on Dermstore’s virtual shelves, represents the unity and connection between skin health, a thriving microbiome, and an intricate relationship with nature. Their scientists are pioneers in the world of the skin microbiome, and their profoundly-impactful research reveals that our modern lifestyles (existing in concrete jungles and man-made environments) has led to a near 80% loss of skin’s bacterial diversity, reducing 25% of its metabolic function. This means our skin is less resilient to environmental stressors and more vulnerable to accelerated signs of aging. Simply put, their critical research of the past helped successfully identify what our skin is missing today, and their uniquely potent products are designed to help replenish this loss.

With a collective 80+ years of experience in microbiome science, Symbiome’s formulas aim to restore the broken connection to our past environment. Their powerful cleansers, serums, moisturizers and oils help nourish skin with the unique, bioactive compounds it functionally needs to achieve natural balance. Created with fermented, sustainably sourced Amazonian botanicals, Symbiome harnesses the power of microbes to replace the essential vitamins, nutrients, and fatty acids that can once again enable healthy skin, for all.

    Teresa Greenfeld
    Writer and expert
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    Teresa Greenfeld has worked in fashion and beauty for over 15 years as a writer, editor and content strategist. She has been privileged to work at Carbon38 as a Senior Editor, at OliviaPalermo.com as the Fashion and Beauty Director, and has amassed a resume that includes Vogue, Allure and Elle magazines. Her passions include back-to-back sheet masks, reading peer-reviewed papers on skin care, and obsessive sunscreen application. Though born in Manhattan, she currently lives in LA, and will always consider herself a New Yorker at heart.

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