The Science Behind Great Skin
At Gallinée, we talk a LOT about probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics.
But what is it really? And more important, how do they affect your skin?
Going by its strictest definition, probiotics are live micro-organisms that keep your body healthy. You can also call them “good bacteria”. The ones we use in our products are from the Lactobacillus family and have been gently deactivated by heat. Usually seen in yoghurt and fermented food, lactobacillus is the most common probiotic. It is also one of the healthiest. It strengthens the skin microbiome and provides relief for various sensitive skin conditions.
Prebiotics are any kinds of ingredients that are excellent food sources for good bacteria. They are great for recalibrating the microbiome and fortifying the skin’s beneficial microflora, promoting healthier skin. Our products have a lot of them, with the goal of feeding the good bacteria that already live on your skin and in your own bacterial ecosystem. We use prebiotics coming from chicory, beet, and yacon. This adds a little gingerbread aroma to our Hydrating Face Cream.
That’s how we call produces of good bacteria. They are the “waste products” of probiotics that help regulate the composition of your skin’s natural bacterial ecosystem. In Gallinée, we use lactic acid, which is responsible for creating the perfect environment for your skin microbiome. It has a nice softening effect on the skin too.
Some of the natural ingredients we use are:
Used as an ancient wound treatment, daisy extract is extremely good for your skin. It is a powerful ingredient that lightens dark spots, brightens up your overall complexion and prevents hyper-pigmentation. Find it in: Hand Cream
Kaolin, or china clay, is a natural and pure white clay that is rich in kaolinite. It’s a known ingredient all over the world and is praised for its excellent purifying properties. It helps cleanse and exfoliate, leaving you with smooth and supple skin after. Find it in: Face Mask & Scrub
Across the world, myrtle’s leaves and fruits have been used in ancient times to treat skin problems. Myrtile is a Mediterranean plant is renowned for its antioxidant properties. It is also anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, great for irritated and sensitive skin. Find it in: Hydrating Face Cream
The Nourishing Power of Gallinée
With Gallinée, your skin will get all the love and care it needs. We are the first brand to help you care for your skin and its own bacterial ecosystem.
Our skincare line focuses on probiotics and skincare for sensitive skin, giving you gentle yet powerful nourishment. From face creams and foam cleansers to cleansing bars and hand creams, Gallinée is the perfect skincare brand for your skin. If you want to know more about the brand and the science behind probiotic skincare, read our story with the interview of Marie, Gallinée’s founder.