Don’t Sterilise, but support your microbiome!
The first person who saw a bacteria was Antonie van Leeuwenhoek as science amateur in 17th century Netherland. He invented the first microscope and pointed it at whatever he found. And what did he feel when he discovered swimming animacules in the scraps of his teeth or in rainwater? Wonder.
Then science progressed and we realised that things were also swimming in boils, pustules, sores and wounds. And that swimming things were also spoiling milk. And for the next 150 years, whenever we heard of bacteria, the main feeling was disgust.
The result? We scrubbed and cleaned everything we could, starting with ourselves!
When I was younger, I remember using pure alcohol to treat my acne. And it was not even weird.
Today we all know better, and we are starting not only to make peace with the bacteria leaving with us, but also to start trading and helping them help us. Welcome to the future, it’s much more gentle and it include putting bacteria on your face.
Probiotics, live or not, have always been used to soothe the skin. Yogurt and kefir were used to calm red skin for a very long time. We didn’t really understand why, but it was working. Now we know, and we can tweak it and do things a bit better than just slapping yogurt on.
That’s why Gallinée products are full of tyndalized bacteria, probiotics that can help balance your skin microbiome. When you think about it, it makes so much more sense: support your skin and its ecosystem instead of fighting a nuclear was on it.
So come on, put bacteria on your face, and ditch the rubbing alcohol!
Marie, Gallinée’s founder