Test the effects of probiotics on a budget with this gentle cleanser, available at Whole Foods. The product's soothing blend of probiotics, argan oil, stem cell and sunflower amino acids work well to calm inflammation, while cleansing. Plus, it's vegan and cruelty-free, so you can feel extra good about putting it on your skin.
Acure Sensitive Facial Cleanser, $9.99 at Acure
Another affordable pick, this deeply moisturizing day lotion is packed with probiotic technology for extra anti-aging benefits. If you suffer from superdry skin, try hitting your skin with a daily dose of this.
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion, $18 at Burt's Bees
This restorative mist is filled with active probiotic cultures to "rebalance the skin microbiome" — aka fight toxins, reduce oiliness and enhance radiance. Use the mist on sweat-prone areas of the face to keep grease and pollutants at bay.
Mother Dirt AO+ Mist, $49 at Mother Dirt
Apply this lightweight sleeping mask before bed to allow its probiotic-rich formula to heal and protect skin overnight. Formulated with 50 percent probiotic extracts, the cream helps neutralize damaging free radicals and visibly minimize pores for a healthier, more glowy complexion.
Glow Recipe Probiotics Sleeping Cream, $48 at Glow Recipe
Work probiotics into your exfoliation routine with this dual-action mask. Packed with lactic acid, Bentonite Clay and probiotic technology, the product works as both a physical and chemical exfoliator, retexturizing skin and restoring radiance from all angles.
Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask, $54 at Tula
Go the splurge route with this probiotic-filled brightening balm. Use daily as a scrub or as a treatment mask, depending on how intense you like your exfoliation.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Refine & Polish Miracle Balm, $98 at Net-a-Porter
Clear away bumps, grease and breakouts with this (bad) bacteria-fighting probiotic moisturizer. A mix of salicylic acid, cucumber juice and probiotics works to clear dead skin, decrease irritation and balance moisture levels.
Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer, $58 at DermStore
You’ve probably heard of probiotics in the context of healthy eating. Probiotics are a type of “good” bacteria (found in foods like yogurt and kombucha) that helps fight inflammation and toxins in the gut. But recently, science has also shown promising results with using probiotics in skin care, including an ability to combat acne and rosacea, increase collagen and improve cell renewal and healing.
With this new research, brands have developed a sprinkling of cutting-edge probiotic skin care products. If you’re a skin care junkie, a science nerd, a frustrated acne-sufferer or all of the above, try one of these revolutionary new masks, creams, cleansers and more.