Breakthrough in acne research

Breakthrough in acne research

Lactobio scientists have discovered a new strain of Lactobacillus plantarum that stops the growth of problematic acne bacteria.

The ground-breaking discovery of the new strain, Lactobacillus plantarum LB356R, has let to the development of some of the first products for acne-prone skin comprising live probiotic bacteria. 

LB356R works by binding to Cutibacterium acnes, restoring the natural balance of the skin microbiome (ecosystem of microorganisms) improving both skin health and appearance. 

"During the last ten years or so, we have begun to understand the role of microorganisms and the effect they have on not just our internal health, but also our skin. This knowledge let us to screen for specific activity against pathogens such as Cutibacterium acnes and to develop a new type of skin care products," explains Søren Kjærulff, CEO and founder of Lactobio.

"By combining targeted probiotic bacteria with natural and skin friendly ingredients, our Rescue Serum for Acne-prone skin has already become a major success, both commercially and from an academic point of view".

Isolated from fermented beetroots, the new strain, Lactobacillus plantarum LB356R, is highly effective against Cutibacterium acnes making it ideal for impure and acne-prone skin.

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