Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition that primarily targets the face. Rosacea is characterized by facial flushing, persistent redness, papules, pustules, and tiny visible red blood vessels, also known as telangiectasia. Rosacea often starts on the nose, cheeks, and chin, but it can travel to the ears, back, and chest In some rare cases rosacea may also affect the eyes.
In vitro studies reveal that by treating monolayers of keratinocytes with probiotic Lactiplantibacillus, the probiotics are capable of inhibiting growth of Staphylococcus and prevent colonizing and binding to the keratinocytes of the skin layers. From these results, it is indicated that probiotic Lactiplantibacillus has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.
A clinical trial performed by Lactobio showed a significant reduction in the number and severity of pustules in acne patients. This type of pustules is typically caused by Staphylococcus and is a common problem in what is known as the type 2 rosacea.