Why Your Skin's Microbiome Is Important

Posted by Claire Ashley on

Our skin, like our gut, has its own microbiome. A microbiome is simply the collection of both good and bad bacteria in any given place. Many people take a daily pre/probiotic supplement and practice healthy eating habits to keep their gut microbiome in balance, so why are we not doing the same for the microbiome of our largest organ, our skin? 

Our skin’s microbiome works hard to keep the skin in balance and to protect against infection, redness, inflammation, and other skin diseases. When the microbiome is thrown out of balance, we see various skin conditions arise such as atopic dermatitis 1, psoriasis 1, acne 2 or other more serious skin diseases 3. An unbalanced microbiome can also lead to a weaker barrier function, loss in hydration, dry, rough and fragile skin and an increase in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

It’s helpful to understand what can cause these compromises in our skin, so let’s explore that a bit. 

Our microbiome is under constant attack from a variety of factors – some avoidable and others not so much. Genetics, pollution, free-radical damage, lifestyle, diet, even pet dander can all play a part in disrupting our healthy bacteria. Any time we subject our skin to injury or disruption of its natural state, we are also interfering with our microbiome.   

Treating compromised skin requires a complex solution: We want to target the cause of the problem (an unbalanced microbiome) and we want to treat the symptoms (dry, irritated, weak, unhealthy skin). Vivier’s new and revolutionary product DERMA-V™ does both. With 5 key ingredients, DERMA-V™ offers a comprehensive solution for compromised skin. Here’s a look into this 5-in-1 reparative formula:

DERMA-V™ is the ideal product to use to enhance skin restoration – whether it’s an inherent issue like eczema, psoriasis, dryness or irritation or if you’re looking to restore and rebalance post-treatment or after years of using powerful active ingredients. DERMA-V™ will dramatically increase skin’s repair process to help reveal healthy, radiant, soothed skin. It’s also worth noting, DERMA-V™ can provide healing and comfort to skin that has been compromised due to side effects caused by oral medications, too. Some medications on the market, whether prescribed for skin conditions or otherwise, can cause dryness, flaking, cracking, and sensitivity in the skin. DERMA-V™ works as a solution to these skin issues.



5 skin repairing ingredients to restore skin health while you sleep. 

Try DERMA-V™ today for your healthiest, most protected and radiant skin. 

Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Until next time!

Stay safe, stay healthy.


By Claire Ashley

A Vivier Skin Care Expert.
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