Skincare Innovations - Enhancing Barrier Health through Microbiome Balance

This article delves into the skin microbiome, detailing its vital microorganisms and their influence on skin health. It also highlights Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients' specialized products that support and balance this intricate microbial ecosystem.



Our skin is more than a protective layer; it's a complex ecosystem harbouring diverse microorganisms known as the skin microbiome. These microorganisms play a pivotal role in skin health, particularly in maintaining and improving the skin barrier. Recognizing the significance of the skin microbiome in skincare, we are now witnessing a shift towards microbiome-balanced product formulations.

Understanding the Skin Microbiome

The skin microbiome is a complex and dynamic community, consisting of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microscopic entities. Its diversity and balance are influenced by numerous factors, including age, gender, lifestyle, and environmental exposures. This ecosystem plays a critical role in protecting against pathogens, modulating immune responses, and influencing skin conditions. Maintaining a balanced microbiome is crucial for skin health, while an imbalance, known as dysbiosis, is associated with various dermatological disorders.


Exploring the Diverse Members of the Skin Microbiome

In the vast and varied world of the skin microbiome, numerous microorganisms play significant roles. Highlighted here are just a few of these diverse members, each contributing uniquely to the skin's health and ecosystem:

Propionibacterium Acnes

Beyond its association with acne, this bacterium forms a biofilm that serves as a protective shield against harmful substances. Certain strains produce natural antibacterial agents, offering a dual role in skin health and disease.

Staphylococcus Epidermidis

A resident of hair follicles and low-oxygen skin layers, this bacterium plays a dual role in skin health and disease, particularly influencing acne development during hormonal fluctuations.


This fungus, a standard occupant of the skin, is usually harmless but can cause various skin issues, including fungal acne and dandruff when its growth becomes uncontrolled.


The Importance of Microbiome Balance for Skin Barrier Health

A balanced skin microbiome is essential for a robust skin barrier. Disruptions in this balance can weaken the skin's natural defences, leading to various skin conditions. The emerging trend in skincare focuses on products that support the microbiome, thereby enhancing the skin barrier's strength and functionality.

Innovative Raw Materials for Microbiome Balancing

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients excels in the realm of advanced formulation, adeptly translating groundbreaking microbiome research from our technology partners into practical skincare products. In our state-of-the-art personal care lab, we marry innovative formulation techniques with scientific insights, showcasing our commitment to leading-edge product development. This specialized approach enables us to craft a portfolio that effectively supports and enhances skin microbiome health. Our product range includes:

  • PolyAquol™-2W: Enhances the skin barrier and fosters a healthy microbiome.
  • Oleobiota™: Targets dysbiosis, balances the skin microbiota, and controls sebum production.
  • Scalp-Biome: Specially designed for hair care products, it restores the scalp’s microbiome balance.
  • Lallskin® HYDRA: Utilizes probiotics/postbiotics to strengthen the skin’s hydrolipidic film and barrier function.
  • Lallhair® P&R: Offers prebiotic care for hair protection and repair.
  • Lallbiome™ 201-2: Uses tyndallized probiotics to boost skin immunity and reinforce the skin barrier.
  • Lallskin® ZN: Targets acne and dandruff while providing moisturizing benefits through probiotic/postbiotic derivatives.



As we delve deeper into the intricacies of the skin microbiome, we gain valuable insights into how its balance directly enhances skin barrier health. The journey at Jebsen & Jessen Ingredient is one of continuous discovery and innovation, where we harness the power of advanced raw materials to foster this crucial balance. By aligning our efforts with the latest research, we are not just developing products; we are shaping a new era in skincare. ​

As we forge ahead in this exciting field, we invite you to join us at Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients in this transformative journey. Together, let's create skincare solutions that not only nurture the microbiome but also fortify the skin's natural defences, leading the way to a healthier, more resilient future for skin care.


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About Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is a leading solutions provider and distributor of specialty chemicals and life science ingredients covering a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. Our expert technical sales and responsive customer service teams connect technologies from our world-leading partners to thousands of manufacturers across South East Asia and China. 

In business for over 60 years, we operate six regional business lines: Coating & Resins, Plastics & Rubber, Performance Chemicals, Feed, Food, and Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care. Leveraging our local presence, technical expertise and extensive portfolios, we solve our customers’ problems and keep them updated with the latest market intelligence and trends, creating maximum value for all of our stakeholders and helping bring innovative products to market faster.

  • Direct presence in 8 countries including emerging markets, with local-language technical sales and customer service staff at 17 locations
  • Locally present and regionally integrated distribution partner, with regional technical sales and distribution network covering all of ASEAN and China
  • World-class, certified warehouses in each market
  • 600m² of regional innovation labs provide customers and technology partners with outstanding development and application opportunities
  • Distributing 100,000+ tonnes of specialty chemicals and ingredients annually
  • More than 175 technology partners, including many of the world’s leading brands, serving 4,000 customers throughout the region
  • The Jebsen & Jessen Group was the first industrial company in South East Asia to achieve 100% carbon neutrality (since 2011)


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