Bifida Ferment Lysate For Skin
Bifida ferment lysate is a type of probiotic that is derived from the fermentation of a specific strain of the Bifidobacterium species of bacteria.
It has started to gain popularity for topical use in skincare products due to its potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Research has suggested that Bifida ferment lysate may help to improve the health and appearance of the skin by reducing redness, boosting hydration, and promoting a more youthful appearance and in this blog post, I am going to expand on those claims.
2010 L’Oreal Research
The study found that a Bifidobacterium longum sp. extract (BL) was able to improve sensitive skin when applied topically. The effect of BL was tested in vitro on human skin explants and on nerve cells.
It was found to significantly improve inflammation-related parameters and inhibit capsaicin-induced release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) by neurons, respectively.
The BL extract was then tested in a clinical trial on 66 female volunteers with reactive skin, who applied the extract in a cream twice daily for two months.
The results showed a significant decrease in skin sensitivity and increase in skin resistance to physical and chemical aggression compared to a control group. The study suggests that this bacterial extract could be used in the treatment and prevention of symptoms related to reactive skin.
Why Topical Use Of Dead Probiotics May Still Work
Topical use of dead probiotics, such as Bifida Ferment Lysate, may still be beneficial for skincare since the fermentation process where Bifida Ferment Lysate is derived from naturally produces vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. It's thought that this is what can provide a host of benefits for the skin.
Additionally, the fermentation process of the probiotic breaks down these molecules into smaller structures, making them easier for the skin to absorb but more clinical research into the topical use of Bifida Ferment Lysate, are still needed to back up this claim.
Bifida Ferment Lysate may help train the skin to be more resilient to bacteria and sensitivity since traditional skincare often focuses on avoiding bacteria, leading to the use of harsh cleansers that strip the skin of its natural defenses and leave it vulnerable to bad bacteria and irritants.
Probiotic skincare, on the other hand, aims to teach the skin how to strengthen itself by introducing it to the proper elements, even if they are dead. This helps the skin develop a stronger barrier against unwanted elements, resulting in better hydration and resilience. It does however seem like from my knowledge that oral ingestion of Bifida Ferment Lysate would work better through the gut & skin axis.
In conclusion, Bifida Ferment Lysate not to be confused with Lactococcus Ferment Lysate is a promising ingredient for skincare products due to its potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Although more research is needed to fully understand its effects on the skin, early studies suggest that it can improve the health and appearance of the skin by reducing redness, boosting hydration, and promoting a more youthful appearance.
Additionally, the use of dead probiotics in skincare can still be effective as the fermentation process produces beneficial molecules that are easily absorbed by the skin. Overall, Bifida Ferment Lysate may be a valuable addition to any skincare routine.