Did you know that Green People uses the prebiotic Inulin in several of its natural and organic skin creams?
Prebiotics are an incredibly helpful ingredient in beauty products, with their ability to help restore a healthy, balanced skin microbiome.
In this post, we explain the benefits of Inulin in skin care products and introduce some of our prebiotic bestsellers.
Our natural and organic beauty products care for all skin types, being especially gentle for sensitive skin. Read on to find out more or shop prebiotic skin care now.
What is Inulin in skin care?
Inulin is a prebiotic that is naturally found in Chicory Root. It is a food source for "good" bacteria, which helps them to thrive on the skin's microbiome. Inulin also helps to bind water to the skin to keep it healthy and soft.
We choose to use this ingredient in many of our skin-balancing beauty products because we consider Inulin to have benefits for skin that is imbalanced by barrier damage or an excess of bad bacteria, such as acne.
Did you know?
All skin types have a microbiome in their epidermis (the upper layer of skin). This layer hosts a mix of good, bad and neutral microorganisms.
When the skin microbiome is balanced, it provides protection in return for nourishment. However, when it is damaged, bad bacteria can prosper, causing the good bacteria to lose space and food.
This imbalance makes the microbiome less effective at providing skin barrier protection, leaving the skin vulnerable to water loss and the damaging effects of bacteria, such as acne.
Inulin skin benefits
The main benefits of Inulin for the skin are:
- Promotes a healthy, balanced microbiome
- Supports the skin barrier for improved skin hydration
- Helps to prevent spots and inflammation
Consistently using Inulin prebiotic skin care products helps to keep the skin microbiome in balance and reinforces an effective, protective skin barrier.
Inulin SPF day creams
Our scent-free facial sun creams use Inulin alongside effective sun filters to make it easy to protect skin from sun damage and microbiome imbalance.
A great choice for summer skin defence is our high-protection Scent Free Facial Sun Cream SPF30, which protects against 97% of skin-burning sun rays.
Maitreya L says Scent Free Facial Sun Cream SPF30 is an amazing SPF for her sensitive combination skin:
For everyday sun protection, you may prefer our Scent Free Facial SPF15 Sun Cream, which is gentle on sensitive skin and protects against 93% of skin-burning UVB sun rays.
Hannah G has found her skin's perfect SPF match with Scent Free Facial Sun Cream SPF15:
Charlotte Vøhtz says:
"All skin types need effective sun protection, but some synthetic sun filters and sun care fragrances can leave sensitive skin feeling dry and aggravated. These facial SPFs are different and use the power of prebiotics and plant oils to provide peace-of-mind protection not only against sun damage, but also against the imbalances known to cause sensitivity."
"Come rain or shine, always apply SPF as the last step of your skin care routine."
Inulin night cream
We all know how important it is to protect your skin during the day, but did you know that skin carries on repairing itself when you're asleep?
Charlotte Vøhtz says:
"Skin restores itself whilst we rest but it can benefit from a little help. Choose a hydrating prebiotic night cream that is packed with skin-balancing, barrier-boosting actives that skin needs to repair."
Nourish your microbiome at night with Fruitful Nights Night Cream. A great choice for combination skin, this radiance-restoring night cream blends Inulin prebiotics with Bacillus Ferment, a fermented beauty ingredient that’s known to reinforce the skin barrier.
Working in synergy, these strengthen the skin barrier so that the skin is less vulnerable to damage and dehydration. Use nightly and you’ll wake to wonderfully soft skin that shows off a good sleep glow.
More Inulin skin care
We hope that you have found our guide to the benefits of Inulin skin care helpful. For help finding the perfect organic skin care match for your microbiome, please contact our UK customer care team 01403 740350 or @GreenPeopleUK.
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