6 things to know about the Skin Microbiome

October 21, 2023 Skincare, VENN

The Importance of the Skin Microbiome

What is the Skin Microbiome? Our go-to brand for all things Skin Microbiome is Korean clean beauty standout VENN Skincare. We’re taking lessons from VENN in what the Skin Microbiome does, why it’s important and what products you can use you support it’s functions.

1. Barrier Function

The Skin Microbiome as a protective barrier

The skin microbiome contributes to the skin’s barrier function. It forms a protective layer on the skin’s surface, helping to prevent harmful pathogens, allergens, and toxins from penetrating into the body. A well-balanced microbiome acts as a natural defense mechanism, reducing the risk of irritations and infections.

2. Immune System Support

A powerful collab between barrier and skin health

The skin’s microbiome interacts with the immune system. It helps educate the immune cells about what is harmless and what is potentially harmful. This interaction helps train the immune system to respond appropriately to threats while avoiding unnecessary inflammation or immune overreactions, which can lead to skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

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3. pH Regulation

Keeping your skin balanced

The skin’s pH level is crucial for its health. The microbiome helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, which is slightly acidic (around pH 4.5-5.5). This acidity inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria while promoting the growth of beneficial microorganisms. An imbalanced ph can lead to skin problems, such as acne and dryness.

4. Impact on your skin’s appearance

Your skin’s look and feel is a reflection of the microbiome

An imbalanced microbiome can contribute to skin issues like acne, rosacea, and premature aging. A well-balanced microbiome is associated with clear, radiant skin. Microbes also contribute to the breakdown of sweat and sebum, which can influence body odor and skin texture.

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5. Wound Healing

Acne, spots, scars and irritation

Beneficial skin microbes are involved in the wound- healing process. They help fight off harmful bacteria at the wound site and stimulate tissue repair, aiding in faster healing. We’re not just talking cuts and sores but acne, irritation and any skin spot relies on the wound-healing processes to be functioning.

6. Antioxidant Protection

Protect against environmental damage

Some skin microbes produce antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from oxidative stress and damage caused by UV radiation and environmental pollutants


It’s skincare, for your body

Probiotic-Tensive Hydro Firming Body Cream is enriched with Microbiome Balance System™ – VENN’s exclusive blend of Prebiotics, Probiotic Ferments, and Postbiotics, which includes Bacillus Ferment, Saccharomyces Ferment, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Xylitol, and Levan.

To assess its impact on the skin’s microbiome, particularly in relation to skin-friendly and skin-harmful bacteria, bacterial diversity, and microbial growth patterns in the targeted body area, the formulation underwent testing conducted by My Microbiome AG. Based on the test findings, Probiotic-Tensive Hydro Firming Body Cream has been certified as “microbiome-friendly”.

Key Functions

Increase skin hydration
Improve skin texture
Improve skin firmness and elasticity
Improve uneven skin tone


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