BifiDa-pagebanner-1920x595

Postbiotics for healthy skin

More than 10 000 microbial species of bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses inhabit the human body and compose our microbiota. Some are commensal (they co-exist with the human), some are symbiotic and have mutualistic beneficial relations with our body, and some are non pathogenic but can produce harmful substances depending on their environmental conditions. Beneficial species prevent the proliferation of detrimental ones by occupying the physical space and chemically inhibiting the growth of competing pathogenic species, through for example the production of lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, or other antimicrobial peptides.

The skin microbiota has a crucial protective effect as it helps maintain the immune system, protects against allergens, repairs skin damages and limits damages caused by oxidation among other. Therefore, any modification in skin bacteria composition leads to cutaneous imbalance and affects the skin well-being.

The use of active ingredients that can favor the growth of good bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium or Staphylococcus epidermidis is a new trend in cosmetics and skin cares.

These active ingredients are classified in 3 families:

  • the prebiotics, that provide specific food for the good bacteria to help them grow
  • the probiotics, that are inactivated bacteria
  • the postbiotics, active elements that can be used either by the good bacteria for their development or directly by the skin

What are postbiotics?

Lactic acid 2

Postbiotics are metabolites secreted by the live bacteria that compose the skin microbiome and/or released after bacteria lysis (once the bacteria die).

Amongst them can be found enzymes, peptides, teichoic acids, peptidoglycans, polysaccharides, cell-surface proteins, or organic acids (such as lactic acid).

What are the benefits of postbiotics on the skin?

Bifida woman

Postbiotics can be used by the good bacteria as specific food in order to grow, and therefore contribute to reinforce the skin microbiome. In addition, they can also go through the epidermis and be used directly by skin cells to improve their biological functions. As a result, they contribute to the reinforcement of skin barrier function and decrease irritations reactions. The reinforced microbiome serves as a shield against environmental factors such as free radicals, UV radiation, and pollution.

BifiDa, a new postbiotic for cosmetics

Bacteria

BifiDa is an extract from fermented Bifidobacterium.

Bifidobacterium is one of the good bacteria that helps the body defends itself against pathogenic organisms. It has an anaerobic metabolism and when it ferments, it produces metabolites and releases them in the environment. Therefore, an extract of fermented Bifidobacterium, such as BifiDa, is rich in vitamins, proteins, lactic acid and minerals.

Due to its composition, BifiDa is a natural solution that can be used for skin conditioning and skin smoothing.

 

To receive additional information and samples of BifiDa, don't hesitate to fill in the contact form below.

Catherine Centro
Catherine Centro
Contact Person

Request to Clariant

Please enter your contact information so we are able to process your request. Thank you for your interest.

Daniela Eiselin
Daniela Eiselin
Contact Person
Disclaimer:
This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application.<br />
<br />
* Nothing included in this information waives any of Clariant’s General Terms and Conditions of Sale, which control unless it agrees otherwise in writing. Any existing intellectual/industrial property rights must be observed. Due to possible changes in our products and applicable national and international regulations and laws, the status of our products could change. Material Safety Data Sheets providing safety precautions, that should be observed when handling or storing Clariant products, are available upon request and are provided in compliance with applicable law. You should obtain and review the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet information before handling any of these products. For additional information, please contact Clariant.<br />
<br />
* For sales to customers located within the United States and Canada the following applies in addition: No express or implied warranty is made of the merchantability, suitability, fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise of any product or service.<br />
<br />
© Trademark of Clariant registered in many countries.<br />
® 2019 Clariant International Ltd 

You are about to leave the Clariant domain

The link you activated will take you outside the Clariant site in about 10 seconds. If you want to stop this, press "Cancel".