A new skincare brand has harnessed the power of postbiotics to redefine the skincare landscape with a focus on skin health and wellness.
Christine Port, the founder of SAOR Skin, describes the company's approach to skincare as "skinimalism," emphasising the minimalist philosophy for radiant, healthy skin.
She said the SAOR product line offered a streamlined three-step routine, crafted to ensure efficacy while adhering to the principles of natural skincare.
"Postbiotics help in maintaining and nurturing a healthy skin microbiome – the community of microorganisms living on the skin," Christine said.
"This approach goes beyond traditional skincare, which often focuses on cleansing and treating the skin surface without considering its microbial inhabitants.
"Postbiotics help to improve the structure and function of the skin barrier. Your skin barrier is the warrior that fights against environmental stressors like pollution, to prevent water loss and maintain hydration."
The foundation of SAOR Skin was built on a desire to create products that are entirely natural and free from any harmful substances.
This vision emerged from a deeply personal place for Christine, driven by the belief that her children should have access to skincare products that are not only safe but also genuinely beneficial for their skin.
Christine's journey into the world of skincare as a student paramedic was driven by a dual purpose.
Her experiences revealed concerning health trends among young adults, while her research into skincare ingredients showed the presence of harmful substances in some skincare brands.
"After digging into this research and thinking about my three beautiful kids, my urge to protect and care just naturally grew stronger.," Christine said.
"I was inspired to create something special – products that are safe and full of love, not just free from bad stuff.
"I really want to help our younger generations realise that they are so much more than what they see through social media filters. Life is unfiltered, and that's what makes it genuinely beautiful, isn't it?
"Our bodies go through so much already, so why add to that by using or eating things that might give a quick fix but could hurt us over time?"
Christine's team has adopted a strategic approach that prioritises supporting and enhancing the skin's microbiome.
This methodology goes beyond skincare trends, aiming to align product formulations with the skin's natural biology for optimal health and appearance.
SAOR Skin achieves this through several key principles:
Microbiome-Friendly: Postbiotics, a cornerstone of SAOR Skin products, play a pivotal role in maintaining and nurturing a healthy skin microbiome. This innovative approach goes beyond traditional skincare, which often focuses solely on cleansing and treating the skin surface without considering its microbial inhabitants.
Balance and Protection: SAOR Skin's products, enriched with postbiotics, help balance the skin's microbiome. This, in turn, enhances the skin's natural defenses against pathogens, pollution, and other environmental stressors.
Incorporating Innovative Ingredients: The use of bio-active compounds such as acids, enzymes, and peptides, derived from postbiotics, imparts direct beneficial effects on the skin, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydrating properties.
Tailored Solutions: SAOR Skin's products provide personalised skincare solutions by targeting specific skin concerns, including aging, dryness, or acne, with bio-active compounds.