Can You Change Your Microbiome?

An unhealthy skin microbiome results in unhealthy skin and increases the rate of ageing but you can shift your skin microbiome toward a diverse, balanced state. Learn more from Esse’s…

What Does My Microbiome Do For Me?

We know gut microbes aid in digestion and deliver nutrients. They also produce vitamins, maintain blood pressure, and affect your mood. Because we rely on so many partnerships, we can…

What will probiotics do for my skin?

Probiotics are immensely beneficial. They out-compete pathogenic microbes, improve barrier function, produce moisturising factors, maintain skin pH and reduce sensitivity and inflammation. All these factors reduce the rate of skin…

What is the hygiene hypothesis?

Are we all too clean for our own good? Being overly paranoid about cleanliness puts you at a disadvantage. Early exposure to ‘dirt’ is a good thing, so let children…

5 Things probiotics do for your skin

Probiotics are vital They protect you from pathogens (like armour for your face) They improve barrier function They maintain calm and reduce sensitivity They manufacture moisturising factors They maintain skin…

Why is all this microbiome stuff happening now?

Advances in science now allow us to “see” DNA and we can now study ecosystems that were previously too small to study. The Polymerase Chain Reaction, discovered by Kerry Mullis…

What are microbes and probiotics?

All single celled organisms are microbes, this includes viruses. A microbiome is the sum of all the single celled organisms living in and on a body. All living things have…

What is the perfect skin microbiome?

This is a really tough question. The skin is now viewed as an ecosystem … so how would you answer the question: What is the perfect ecosystem? Is it a…