Top-Topicals: Protect Your Biome at Home With Probiotic Skincare

Probiotic Skincare: Get the Glow
Ruby Feneley

Beauty & Health Writer

Dec 13, 2022

Probiotics are on the rise – they balance the microbiome and provide solutions for acne, anti-aging, dermatitis, and eczema. Fortunately, you don’t need to bathe in Kombuchka or slather yourself in Kimchi to get results. Now, smart skincare keeps an eye on your microbiome – whether with prebiotics that feed good bacteria, or probiotics that apply it live. We’ve rounded up our favorite topical treatments to help you get the glow.


Amperna's Probiotic Skincare is well suited to sensitive skin types.
Amperna Probitiotic + DS Serum, $50.00,

The first pro-biotic skincare company in Australia Amperna has been championing probiotics in skincare for years. Amperna Probiotic + DS Soothing Serum contains copper and zinc gluconates that further inhibit the spread of bacteria on the skin. DS is rosacea friendly and the perfect replenishment for stressed-out skin. This gem is currently sold out – but get your name on pre-order as they are replenishing in August. Their Vitamin C Serum is also a fantastic Vit C for those with sensitive skin types looking to brighten the complexion and lighten pigmentation.


Aveeno uses a prebiotic oat complex in their formulas - their body lotions are great fragrance free options.
Aveeno Dermexa Moisturising Ceam, $21.99, Priceline

Aveeno has long maintained the effectiveness of probiotics in addressing dry, damaged skin, their formulas contain an oat-derived prebiotic complex. The complex will soothes and repairs dry, sensitive skin and keeps it hydrated for longer. The fragrance-free lotions are speedily absorbed into the skin, making them perfect for those who dread the stickiness of winter balms.

Elizabeth Arden

Skin emergency? This probiotic infused mask is a great option from Elizabeth Arden.
Elizabeth Arden, SUPERSTART Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask, $85.00,

Elizabeth Arden’s super soothing mask contains a double dose of their patented Superstart probiotic complex. This is combined with coconut water, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate and ceramides 1, 3 and 6. For good measure, they’ve added cholesterol and phytosphingosine – essential lipids that repair and maintain the skin’s barrier function. Consider it a long, cool drink for tired, stressed skin.

Cosmetics 27

Glow 27 is probiotic skincare with a serious melanin inhibiting boost. Paired with centella asiatica, Niacinamide and Vitamin C this baby packs a punch.
Cosmetics 27, Glow 27 Serum, $171.00, Mecca

Cosmetics 27 founder Michele Evrad is a firm believer in the skin’s ability to self regulate. Evrad formulates all the products in her range to support this regulation. The Glow Booster serum contains Centella Asiatica, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C along with a wheat-derived prebiotic complex to “rebalance and regenerate the epidermal microbiota”. Glow 27 is a powerhouse product that kicks serious butt in the pigmentation department, without causing additional skin-stress.


The Rose De Mai cream is a probiotic infused lotion that looks like yogurt, smells like roses and will nourish your skin.
Chantecaille, Creme A La Rose De Mai, $324.00, Mecca

Chantecaille’s Rose De Mai Cream is rich in Vitamin C, Rasberry Stem Cells and Matrixyl 3000 ( a peptide blend, not a member of Outkast). It also contains probiotic and prebiotic complexes to increase the skins’ natural resilience. For this reason, the Rose De Mai cream is a popular anti-aging choice for those prone to redness and sensitivity.


By Ruby Feneley

Beauty & Health Writer

Ruby Feneley is The Carousel Beauty contributor. Her obsession with makeup and skincare started when she modelled in her teens. While she studied English Literature at Sydney University she pivoted from front to behind the camera – receiving her Diploma of Artistry and working as a makeup artist, assisting industry leaders across multiple top brands. In 2017, she moved to New York where she worked as a copywriter for celebrity children’s wear label Appaman Inc. Ruby is now combining her love of makeup and skincare with her passion for writing. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of makeup and skincare – she can spot a Nars lip from 30 feet and recommend skin creams and treatments from chemists to La Mer at a glance. She is always looking for the next big thing in beauty whether it’s an “unsung hero” product, a highlighter hack or a technological innovation to accelerate your anti-ageing regimen.



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