Review suggests probiotics may help enhance effect of TCM ingredients

Write in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatologya team of Chinese researchers from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine conducted a study on the use of probiotics in skin care.

He examined the application and mechanism of probiotics in skin care and found that probiotics have powerful effects as a whitening, moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and deodorant ingredient.

“Probiotics as a cosmetic ingredient is a new thing that is developing, and people’s curiosity about it has prompted further research into it so that more beneficial effects can be explored for the maximum benefit of human beings. .”

In addition to having a “remarkable role” As a skincare ingredient, researchers have suggested it may be able to enhance the effects of traditional Chinese medicinal ingredients (TCM).

“Due to the complex components of Chinese herbal medicines, the effects sometimes do not reach the expected results, and their quality still needs to be continuously improved.”

For example, she cited a study that showed that fermenting red ginseng increased the content of antioxidant active substances, thereby increasing its antioxidant and whitening effects.

“From looking at the data, we know that the combination of probiotics and traditional Chinese medicine will often yield better results…Therefore, we should pay more attention to research related to the above aspects in the future and combine probiotics with traditional Chinese medicine. in a better way.

The researchers concluded that probiotics exhibit many beneficial effects in cosmetic products.

The researchers noted that his review comes at a time when the industry is pressured by consumer demand to develop highly effective yet safe products, and probiotics have been proven to perform well as a cosmetic ingredient.

There is an urgent need to find effective and safe ingredients for skin care products to effectively solve skin problems. In recent years, experts and scholars have found that probiotics can be used as effective components of cosmetics to solve the above skin problems and have achieved good results. Moreover, experimental studies have proved that probiotics have no or little toxic effect on cells and can be better applied in skin care field.

However, he noted that more research needs to be done on the potential adverse effects that probiotics might have on skincare formulations themselves.

“As to whether probiotics will cause harmful flora to grow in skin care products, which will exceed the international safety limit and have adverse effects on the skin, we have done less research at the moment. current.”

Additionally, he noted that there are no specific global regulations or requirements for probiotics in skincare that could “hinder to some extent the development of probiotic skin care products.”

Source: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Posted on January 8, 2022

https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.14734​

Title: Application and mechanism of probiotics in skin care: a review

Authors: Jinyan Yu et al.