Not all bacteria is considered bad bacteria...


The human skin microbiome is very individual, from person to person and even more so from body zone to body zone (eg forehead and forearm). The word microbiome was coined by Joshua Lederberg in 2001. He signified the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic organisms that share our body space. Although technically the human microbiome was defined as the complete genome (an organism’s complete set of DNA including the genes) of all microorganisms in and on the human body, the term is now usually used synonymously to refer to the community of all microorganisms in this habitat. Normally, when people think of bacteria in the body, they think of pathogens. That's why research focused on these harmful bacteria for a long time and ignored the “good bugs".

Test description:

The MyMicrobiome Standard 18.10 assesses cosmetic and skin care products that come in contact with the skin or mucous membranes, with regard to their influence on the microbiome located there.

An intact skin microbiome has a fundamental influence on skin health. Products that are supposed to be skin-friendly must therefore also be Microbiome-friendly so as not to unbalance the skin of the user.

The Microbiome-friendly seal of quality assesses the influence of cosmetic and personal care products on the microbial representatives of a particular skin or mucosal area. The human microbiome is very individual from person to person. Each area, however, houses a characteristic composition of bacteria, viruses and fungi - the so-called core microbiome. The test examines the microbes typical of each skin area, providing a standardized procedure.

Here you can find an overview of their standards: MyMicrobiome Standard


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Grade: 
1,4

The results are rated with grades from 1 (one) to 3 (three). If positive effects or no negative influence by the tested product on the above-mentioned aspects are shown in the examinations, the grade 1 will be awarded. If only a very weak negative influence is detectable in the tests, the grade 2 is awarded and, if the influence is clearly negative, the product receives the grade 3. The product has passed the test up to the mark of 2.0.

Petri dishes with bacteria mixture Grades stand for:

1 = Microbiome-friendly, 2 = Microbiome-neutral, 3 = Microbiome-damaging.

TESTGRADE
Balance of the skin microbiome1,0
Diversity of the corresponding skin microbiome (x2)1,9
Skin-product contact direct (x2)1,4
Skin-product contact indirect1,0
Overall grade1,4
AFTER DARK
Grade: 
1,6

The results are rated with grades from 1 (one) to 3 (three). If positive effects or no negative influence by the tested product on the above-mentioned aspects are shown in the examinations, the grade 1 will be awarded. If only a very weak negative influence is detectable in the tests, the grade 2 is awarded and, if the influence is clearly negative, the product receives the grade 3. The product has passed the test up to the mark of 2.0.

Petri dishes with bacteria mixture Grades stand for:

1 = Microbiome-friendly, 2 = Microbiome-neutral, 3 = Microbiome-damaging.

TESTGRADE
Balance of the skin microbiome1,0
Diversity of the corresponding skin microbiome (x2)1,6
Skin-product contact direct (x2)2,1
Skin-product contact indirect1,4
Overall grade1,6

our 2 step routine after 5 day use
submitted via a customer review, results may vary

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