And you’ve probably never heard of it before
So you’ve heard of healthy bacteria in your gut (which is where ingesting probiotics comes into play), but what about healthy bacteria on your face? It turns out that your skin is made up of a biodiversity consisting of trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses that are essential in keeping your skin healthy. In fact, it’s estimated that up to one billion bacteria live in one square centimeter of skin, and they play a vital role in creating a physical barrier to keep moisture and nutrients locked in and harmful microorganisms locked out. Incredibly, your skin’s biodiversity also assists in fending off skin issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis and other inflammations. And here we were thinking bacteria was a bad thing!
The growing awareness for good bacteria on the skin has led to a rise in products that aim to keep your skin’s biodiversity flourishing. During a recent facial with leading Sydney facialist, Tilly Barnett of No. 13 The Beauty Avenue, she alerted us to one such product, and had nothing but good (ok, excellent) things to say about it.
“JooMo Face 100% Natural Face Wash for Women and Girls is for all skin types, but it’s especially great for any skin problems including eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, overworked skin, acne, blackheads, inflammation, allergies, sunburn… you name it,” explains Barnett. “Plus, the gel texture of this cleanser is so silky and leaves skin feeling clean yet moisturised. I recommended this to all my clients for optimal skin health and it is used in all our facial treatments. It’s perfect for a morning cleanse or in the evening as a second cleanse once makeup is removed.”
What also makes this cleanser stand out from others on the market is how it should be used - the brand recommends using it on its own (not even with serums or moisturisers) to give your skin a chance to return to its natural state.
“This cleanser works on the skin’s natural biodiversity, and brings the skin back to its natural environment while encouraging moisture retention,” continues Barnett.
There’s lots of research that supports this idea and it makes us think… could this be the next big thing in beauty?
Is there a cleanser you reach for time and time again? What is it, and why do you love using it? Let us know in the comments below.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.