IT ALL STARTED WITH..
It took a stubborn UTI and excessive antibiotics to help me discover the importance of the human microbiome.
Rounds of Cipro & Keflex tried to wipe out the “bad” bacteria in my bladder-and throughout my entire body.
Discovering that a healthy microbial balance generally consists of 85% “good” or beneficial bacteria, and 15% “bad” or opportunistic bacteria what could possibly go wrong?
Nurturing my beneficial bacteria was the key to my recovery.
I became an avid student of the role of pro- and prebiotics in health and wellness, interviewed physicians and scientists, and wrote extensively about the role of bacteria in maintaining optimal health.
To strengthen & protect my skin & gut microbiome I changed my diet, started washing my hands less, kissing my dog more, & stoped using hand sanitizers.
But when I searched for hygiene products that protect skin microbiome none were there.
A LITTLE-KNOWN FACT
Cosmetic and hygiene products that are made at scale (even baby, personal, or “natural” products) use enough preservatives to stay germ-free even if you sneeze in the bottle.
- Your wash kills bacteria.
- Your serum kills bacteria.
- Your cream kills bacteria.
- Your lotion kills bacteria.
- Your wipes kill bacteria.
The trouble is, 99.9% of preservatives don’t differentiate between “good” and “bad” bacteria.
AN ASSULT ON YOUR MICROBIOME
Once you disturb the healthy balance of bacteria on your skin, the opportunistic (“bad”) bacteria are quick to gain the upper hand while your protective bacteria slowly recover.
Repeatedly assaulting your skin microbiome with strong preservatives and harsh chemicals can lead to a variety of skin problems and even infections.
MAKING MY OWN
I worked with an experienced formulating chemist to combine effective natural ingredients in a line of products that support our natural flora instead of wiping it out.
DON’T SNEEZE IN OUR BOTTLES
We recommend that you use our products within 3 months of opening them.
We don’t formulate our products to last forever, we formulate them to keep your skin bacteria happy.