Published on 11-01-2018

How objectify your product on the microbiota ?

The skin barrier is essential for survival, preventing dehydration and invasion by infectious or toxic substances. The skin is also a complex habitat for a diverse population of microbiota. At the beginning of life, the skin is colonized by a wide range of microbes, many of which are commensal or symbiotic and contibute as much to the maintenance of homeostasis (commensal flora / pathogenic flora balance) as to cutaneous pathologies.

The skin is composed of a variety of niches, including areas with a wide range of pH, temperature, humidity, and sebum content that can be associated with their own microbiota and biofilms (bacteria + extracellular matrix). Many sources of data suggest a role of microorganisms in non-infectious skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis (AD, eczema), rosacea, psoriasis and acne, hence the need to maintain the balance of microbiota.

Different types of protocols can be used to monitor the colonization ability of bacterial species, biofilm formation or antibacterial effect before / after treatment with an active or a finished product.

We can realize different types of tests:

  • impact of your product on bacterial adhesion
  • impact of your product on bacterial growth
  • impact of your product on the formation of biofilms
  • in vivo studies
  • genomics studies

To know more, ask us our special Microbiota newsletter and do not hesitate to contact us for any information or request for a quote.