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WHERE DOES PROBIOTIC SKIN OIL FIT INTO MY ROUTINE?
We recommend using Probiotic Skin Oil after cleansing with a mild cleanser or micellar water. If acids are part of your routine, you can use these and follow with Probiotic Skin Oil. It is fine to apply Salicylic acid and Hyaluronic acid before applying Probiotic Skin Oil.
DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE APPLYING OTHER PRODUCTS WITH MY SKIN OIL?
Generally we recommend waiting for your oil to absorb in your skin before applying your next product. If you want to speed up your routine, apply Probiotic Skin Oil to a damp face as this will accelerate the activation of the probiotics so you can move onto your next product faster.
After your oil has fully absorbed you can follow with a moisturiser or SPF. Many people report not needing to use a moisturiser due to the nourishing texture of Probiotic Skin Oil.
WHAT INGREDIENTS PAIR WELL (OR DON'T!) WITH PROBIOTIC SKIN OIL?
It's important to avoid using anti-microbial products with probiotics. Anti-microbial ingredients are most common in products intended for treating acne, pimples, and impurities. These substances are designed to kill bacteria, and can't differentiate between the bad ones and the good ones.
You can use retinol and probiotics at the same time if the retinol concentration isn't very high. If the concentration is very high, then use the probiotic and the retinol products on separate occasions (let some hours pass in between application or do one in morning and one at night). Probiotics also produce Vitamin A, so you're already getting some of the helpful vitamin from your probiotic skincare.
Adding Vitamin C to your skincare routine doesn't cause any problems for the probiotics.
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 and is often applied to reduce irritation, redness and hyper pigmentation. Niacinamide can be used together with probiotic skincare, but again it's best if you separate their application by a few hours, or alternate them in your routine.
Salicylic acid is often used as a chemical feel and as a deep-cleaning ingredient. Salicylic acid is produced by probiotic bacteria, so it's no problem to combine the two.
Hyaluronic acid can be used together with probiotic skincare, and probiotics help to strengthen the skin barrier, which helps the skin to retain moisture.
Avoid skin care that contains zinc. The mineral is often used for treating wounds, and it's perfectly fit for this purpose. However, zinc is antibacterial, which is why it doesn't combine well with probiotic skincare.
DO I HAVE TO REFRIGERATE MY SKIN OIL?
No, you can keep your skin oil at room temperature. However once opened we recommend using it within 3 months to guarantee survivability of the bacteria.
WHY DOES MY PRODUCT FEELS SLIGHTLY GRAINY?
The live probiotic bacteria within Probiotic Skin Oil is encapsulated in very small crystals to keep the cells alive, which is why you may notice a slight grainy texture. Humidity, in the air or on the skin, will dissolve the crystals quickly, but sometimes when humidity is low, the crystals may feel like fine peeling. If this happens, add a drop of water to the skin or on your fingers or hands, and the crystals will instantly dissolve.