Dr. Whitney’s Picks
Glowbiotics Probiotic HydraGlow Cream Oil
It’s no secret that I’m all about healthy, glowing skin and my signature “Bowe Glow.” I love to recommend products that not only leave your skin looking dewy and radiant, but are also working “behind the scenes” to maintain your skin’s health.
If you’ve seen my Microbiome 1 video, you know that the new approach to skincare, which is a key focus of The Beauty of Dirty Skin, is to protect your skin’s healthy rainforest of bugs- with upwards of one million of these bugs occupying a single square centimeter.
The reality is that our skin is covered with trillions of microorganisms, primarily bacteria, that are essential to healthy skin. These microbial critters are part of your skin’s health and behavior and many of them provide vital functions for your skin that the human body actually can’t perform on its own! Now here’s the most important part: if your skin’s microbiome is off balance, you will experience any number of skin issues including eczema, acne, dry skin, dull skin, and premature aging. On the other hand, if you nourish and strengthen your body’s good bugs and keep them healthy and happy, they will keep your skin healthy in return.
Probiotics, or healthy bacteria act as a protective shield with calming effects, provide ammunition against bad bacteria, and boost your skin’s innate functionality. These effects ultimately help reduce inflammation, which in turn helps limit flare-ups in skin and prevent premature aging.
So, of course, I love to recommend products which protect your skin’s healthy bugs AND are backed by science. The topical probiotic technology used in GLOWBIOTICS’ Probiotic HydraGlow Cream Oil is a fermented extract. This particular extract has been shown to stimulate epidermal growth, meaning it helps stimulate skin renewal. Our skin cell turnover slows as we mature, and that can result in dull skin. By accelerating the growth of new skin cells from below, this product brings fresh, healthy cells to the surface, and that is key to maintaining a youthful glow and radiance.
The other thing I really like about this HydraGlow Cream Oil is that it demonstrates one of the most promising aspects of probiotic therapy: it boosts the skin’s innate immune function. In other words, this product supports your skin’s natural defense mechanisms and shields our skin from invaders while calming unnecessary inflammation.
Another aspect of this product which I love is that it’s made without phthalates, parabens, Sulfates, or FD&C dyes.
I often wear this cream oil without any other makeup because it has a natural shimmery tint which leaves a soft glow on my skin. It’s perfect for mornings when I’m running to the gym and want to look radiant and fresh-faced! As summer gets closer, I know I’m going to be using this product all the time because it’s so quick, easy, and glowy (my favorite)!