There’s a new buzzword taking over the skin care industry, and it's focused on something older than mankind: the microbiome. And while this word isn’t necessarily new to anyone who’s studied biology, chemistry, or the environment, it's definitely a new word when it comes to caring for our skin.
Though they are invisible to the naked eye, our bodies play host to trillions of microorganisms. Just as our gut relies on a variety of bacteria to stay balanced and function properly, so does our skin. This elaborate ecosystem of microbes is the skin microbiome. Why have we started hearing about it so much more recently?