Probiotic Professional Skincare Line Leads the Hottest Beauty Trend of '09

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The world's first professional skincare company to formulate a complete line based on probiotics, SK1N Probiotic Systems has developed a line of groundbreaking skincare formulations that are appropriate for consumers of any age, race or skin type.

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When the skin is out of balance there is a destruction of the skin barrier which leads to greater dispersion of foreign substances such as harmful bacteria

Building upon recent breakthroughs in scientific research, Dr. Lisa Hynes, one of the country's leading dermatologists, led a team of chemists and researchers in developing SK1N Probiotic Systems' unprecedented skincare line to highlight the benefits of probiotics, prebiotics and other natural ingredients known to fight against most common skin disorders.

"Many people find it difficult to dedicate time in today's busy lifestyle to a regular skincare routine," Dr. Hynes said. "Probiotics are a shield against the daily effects of environmental stress our skin is exposed to, and we have developed a straightforward system which offers users measurable results for all skin types."

Consumers, more aware of science-based formulations, today evaluate and purchase products based on quality with a strong expectation of functional benefits from those products, not just a pleasing fragrance or attractive packaging. Probiotics used topically on the skin have been found to provide competitive protection against harmful bacteria which creates skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, millia, rashes and dermatitis.

"When the skin is out of balance there is a destruction of the skin barrier which leads to greater dispersion of foreign substances such as harmful bacteria," Dr. Hynes said. "Probiotics have been shown to have a significant effect short term by reducing inflammation and infections; and, long term, have been shown to deter premature formation of wrinkles."

While they have been used for thousands of years, recent discoveries have led to a deeper understanding of the possibilities probiotics hold. It is no surprise they have become all the rage in foods and drinks, but only today are the dramatic benefits of topical applications being fully uncovered.

In fact, probiotics are so effective that many hospitals have gone from relying on antiseptic soap-scrubbing to washing with probiotic products and studies have suggested using probiotics on patients' wounds prior to surgery. The safety of probiotics--essentially good bacteria that every person's body needs both internally and externally--is so convincing that they are being used in everything from baby food to pizza crust to toothpaste, not just in yogurt.

The increasing importance of probiotics in skincare has been confirmed by Mintel Cosmetic Research, which has identified probiotics as among the hottest beauty ingredient trends for 2009. "Food and beauty will become increasingly intertwined, as more good-for-you food ingredients--think green tea and probiotics--are incorporated into skin care and cosmetic products," the research organization found.

Similarly, probiotics this week made Pierce Mattie PR's list of Top 10 Ingredient Trends, with the organization saying they have gone from buzz to branded as another "'clinical-like' line of products."

Many of the major beauty product manufacturers are now jumping on the probiotics bandwagon, while SK1N has been at the forefront of this new emergence in skincare. With its simple, easy-to-use line of products that focuses on the essentials, encouraging people to make time to take care of the

As Gary Huffnagle, immunologist at the University of Michigan and author of The Probiotics Revolution, said, " Probiotics is not a fad. It's a new scientific concept about how the body works."

For additional information on SK1N Probiotic Systems, contact Steve LeDuc or visit

About SK1N Probiotic Systems:
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SK1N Probiotic Systems was established in 2007 and launched in January 2008 with a line of eight unique products that sparked a revolution in the skincare industry.

Steve LeDuc
SK1N Probiotic Systems
800-717-SKIN (7516).


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