SENSITIVE SKIN:
AN EPIDEMIC ON THE RISE

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Today, more than half the world’s population finds their skin has a habit of overreacting. Skin pulls, burns, itches or stings in response to a whole range of environmental attacks such as pollution, UV, air conditioning… even water. If any of this sounds familiar, then your skin has become sensitive. And its impact on your quality of life can often be major. When your daily routine looks like an assault course of trigger factors, you know something is wrong.

7.15 AM
SHOWER TIME… TROUBLE IN PARADISE

We don’t like dirt any more than our human does. But honestly, we wish she would be a little gentler at shower time! Alkaline soap disrupts our comfort-zone pH and strips us of our moist layer of lipids. As soon as she starts to lather up, we all cram into crevasses in the skin to wait out the storm :( Oh what we wouldn’t give for a skin-and-bacteria-friendly cream wash!

7.20 AM
POST-SHOWER CARE… AHHH

At least our human knows how to pamper us when we most need it. A spritz of prebiotic thermal water gives us all the trace elements and nutrients we need for the day. And a generous layer of moisturizer keeps us wrapped up in vital hydration.

7.45 AM
A HEALTHY BITE BEFORE WORK

What’s that sound we hear? “Woohoooo!” Oh of course, it must be our neighbors in our human’s tummy. After a fiber-rich breakfast, she’s just swallowed a probiotic yoghurt drink, which is now trickling into its new home. It’s full of do-good bugs just like us, only they live in the gut. We do love to care for her… inside and out!

 

TRUE
OR FALSE

YOUR LIFESTYLE HAS AN
INFLUENCE ON YOUR MICROBIOME.

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The stresses of modern life can deplete skin’s microbiome. Climate, ultraviolet radiation, pollution and lifestyle habits can all influence itscomposition, leaving skin stripped and more sensitive.That’s why next-generation skincare is bringing innovative ways of replenishingyour skin’s microbiome to the table.
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EVERY PERSON'S
MICROBIOME IS THE SAME.

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Your microbiome’s bacterial composition is unique to you, which is why some scientists are describing it as the “2nd genome.” The microbiome also varies according to the part of the body:some body parts are more richly populated with organisms than others, like yourbelly button, which is home to some particularly exotic species!
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PREBIOTIC SKINCARE IS GREAT TO RESTORE
THE MICROBIOME'S BALANCE.

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Essentially, prebiotic skincare turns skin into a welcoming and nurturing environment for bacteria. Concretely, that means providing plenty of moisture of course, but also trace elements and nutrients.
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Did you
know?

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1,000,000,000,000 – one thousand billion – is the number of micro-organisms living on a human’s skin…that’s ten times the number of starsin the Milky Way!

*Quantitative study, Beijing/Shanghai, 2014, Total sample: n=600 ²DIM Sell-in YTD Sept 2015 ³INS/Kantar Health La Roche-Posay Barometers 2013

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Safety standards beyond international cosmetics regulations.

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If we detect a single case, we go back to the labs and reformulate
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AT THE RIGHT ACTIVE DOSE

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ON VERY SENSITIVE
 SKIN

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Our products' tolerance is verified on the most sensitive skin: reactive, allergic, acne-prone, atopic, damaged or weakened by cancer treatments.
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