Hello Biome Balance! Here’s Why We’re Switching To Postbiotic Skincare

A gut feeling

By Cara Fraser | 12th February 2024

We can’t keep this skincare secret any longer! We’re talking nature-crafted, zero-toxin, and hydrating beyond belief products that are age-defying, complexion rejuvenating, and barrier protecting. What is it you ask? It’s fermented bacteria.

Say hello to SAOR Skin, the brand bringing us postbiotic products that are changing the skincare game. Their comprehensive range goes back to basics, using fermented fruits and plants to enhance baseline skincare benefits. With unique hero ingredients, SAOR is forging a new path toward clear, smooth, supple skin, without harsh and abrasive toxins and chemicals. I mean, if you had told us six months ago that Irish sea moss would rewind our wrinkles, we would’ve called you crazy!

Saor Skin. Plant-based, postbiotic skincare.

We spoke with SAOR Skin’s founder Christine who delved into the depths of deep-rooted skin issues, sustainability, and postbiotic substances.

Hi Christine! Thanks for meeting with us. Tell us, what inspired SAOR Skin?

My journey began when I was a student paramedic – an experience that opened my eyes to the importance of understanding what goes into our skincare products. The more I researched and spoke to people, the more I realised how influential social media is, pushing impressional individuals to pursue flawless skin with harsh, trending products. 

I realised that there was a widespread lack of awareness regarding skincare, and it became clear to me that there was a need for skincare solutions that were not only effective but also gentle and safe. What’s truly essential for healthy skin is a straightforward approach – “skinimalism” – so SAOR is committed to creating honest products filled with natural ingredients that are safe and universally suitable. We’re dedicated to providing what’s truly beneficial for the skin, cutting through the clutter and confusion often found in the skincare industry.

Saor Skin. Plant-based, postbiotic skincare.

So what is postbiotic skincare?

Postbiotic skincare products consist of non-living bacterial products or metabolic by-products generated through fermentation, with compounds encompassing a range of components – including peptides, fatty acids, and cell surface proteins.

Science aside, postbiotic components have the ability to assist in the enhancement of the skin barrier, alleviating and pacifying the skin, moisturising and nourishing, and restoring equilibrium to the skin’s microbiome. The components foster a harmonious and robust skin environment for overall health and wellness. 

What results can you expect with postbiotic skincare?

There is a huge range of benefits to be drawn from postbiotic skincare:

Enhanced epidermal barrier integrity means that probiotics enhance the skin’s barrier, shielding against irritants like pollution and preserving moisture. Anti-inflammatory characteristics can reduce redness and pain for acne, rosacea and sensitive skin. Postbiotics work to create a balanced skin microbiome, preventing skin conditions like acne, dryness, and excessive oil by not disrupting the natural PH of the skin. 

As well as this, SAOR products enhance the skin’s moisture retention, resulting in a fuller, more youthful look and diminishing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Fermented compounds aid in the gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells and promote natural rejuvenation for a more radiant complexion! 

Saor Skin. Plant-based, postbiotic skincare.

We love your hero ingredients! Can you break down why you chose each of them and what they do?

Papaya: Papaya is packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants – all of which contribute to reducing wrinkles and dark spots, fostering a youthful complexion, while moisturising and reducing inflammation. Its enzyme, Papain, is famous for its delicate exfoliating capabilities, removing dead skin and promoting skin renewal, improving texture and luminosity.

Persimmon: Persimmon is rich in vitamin C, enhancing skin’s brightness and reducing dullness. Antioxidants combat free radicals, preventing visible ageing, and vitamins A and E improve texture with cell regeneration, all whilst minimising pores and controlling excess oil. 

Kakadu Plum: Australia’s native Kakadu Plum is a potent antioxidant with high vitamin levels that stimulate collagen production, improving firmness, soothing sensitive skin, minimising fine lines, and shielding the skin from environment pollutants. 

Irish sea moss: Skincare’s natural powerhouse ingredient, this variety of red algae is abundant in sulphur, famous for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics. The moisturising and soothing effects of Irish Sea Moss are due to its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids and its gel-like consistency. Vitamins A, E, and K help to facilitate rejuvenation, diminish the appearance of wrinkles, and improve skin flexibility for a more voluminous and flawless appearance.

Saor Skin. Plant-based, postbiotic skincare.

Tell us more about your sustainability ethos… 

At SAOR Skin, our dedication to sustainability is rooted in every aspect of our operations, reflecting our profound respect for the planet and its inhabitants. We are committed to nature with eco-friendly production using only ethically sourced materials and ingredients, and our packaging is designed to be minimal and recyclable, made with innovative materials. We are strictly cruelty-free, with vegan formulas and no animal testing. We are continually improving our sustainability by regularly setting and reviewing our goals, and maintaining transparency in all areas. Through these commitments, SAOR not only nurtures your skin but also our planet, ensuring beauty without compromise.

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