Our newly published, peer reviewed paper argues that topical probiotics can’t be used safely and effectively at this time. Mainly, this is due to our lack of knowledge about what a healthy skin microbiome is.
With the rise of topical probiotics on the market, the questions we set out to answer were:
Are topical probiotics good for the skin? And what would be the criteria they’d need to pass to be reliably safe and effective?
Therefore, we set out a criteria for whether a topical probiotic has the potential to help the skin. This now allows everyone to test whether their topical probiotics can be used safely and effectively.