To successfully treat acne, blemishes, redness, and inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea, you need to get to the root of the problem. If your skin’s microbiome is unbalanced (the mix of good and bad bacteria), your skin will suffer, no matter how much care you take.
Using skincare containing harsh chemicals such as salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide can temporarily improve the appearance of acne and congested pores, but it doesn’t address the cause – and it can make skin conditions worse.
Chemicals such as salicylic acid can make acne worse
If you are prone to blemishes, redness, or hormonal breakouts, be careful not to damage your skin with harsh acids or over-zealous cleansing. They can strip your skin of both good and bad bacteria, resulting in an unhappy microbiome that reacts with increased inflammation.
Healthy, clear skin needs a balanced microbiome, with good and bad bacteria living in harmony, to act as a protective barrier against irritation. An overgrowth of bad bacteria often results in blemishes and redness. To address the problem, probiotic skincare is key, to encourage good bacteria and restore peace to your complexion.
Salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide are only suitable for oily skin types – they are not recommended for normal, combination, or dry skin. Yes, the acids help to unclog pores, but they can weaken your skin barrier and lead to dry, red, sore, and flaky skin.
Treat acne, eczema, rosacea & redness with probiotic skincare
Antipodes’ vegan anti-redness and anti-blemish regime features two distinct strains of world-class Kalibiome probiotics, to target specific skin concerns:
Kalibiome Sensitive is a ‘skin-calming probiotic’, clinically proven* to help soothe redness and itching, whilst increasing hydration, to restore calm to your skin. Find it in Flora Probiotic Skin-Rescue Hyaluronic Mask, which is dermatologically approved for sensitive skin**.
Kalibiome AGE is a ‘skin-clearing probiotic’, clinically proven* to help reduce blemishes and improve skin texture to foster smoother, softer, clearer skin. Find it in Credo Probiotic Ferment Revitalise Serum and Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream.
Antipodes’ calming and clearing range also contains fermented bamboo and kombucha to promote regeneration, ideal for skin prone to breakouts, and plant hyaluronic acid, to provide soothing hydration and foster a soft, clear complexion.
*Kalibiome probiotics/postbiotics 600: clinically shown to revitalise extracellular matrix
**Independent laboratory study: 59 men & women with sensitive skin (New York, 2021)