When you think of skincare, you probably don’t think of body washes. But here at SweetSpot Labs, we know that everything you put on your skin (intimate or otherwise) matters. That’s why we’re so proud to introduce our newest pH-balanced wash: Microbiome Balancing Cleanser. Packed with clean, clinically effective skincare ingredients, this shower show-stopper is a must-have for anyone who’s ever struggled with folliculitis or any kind of bacterial or fungal imbalance.
What is the skin microbiome?
The skin microbiome is our first and outermost line of defense against the environment. Just like our gut is populated by billions of microorganisms that we refer to as “gut flora”, our skin (the largest organ in our bodies) is home to a diverse group of usually harmless bacteria and fungi that help keep our skin healthy and thriving. All the microorganisms that make up the skin microbiome work together to keep each other in balance. Anything we put on our skin has the potential to disrupt this balance, which could lead to increased skin sensitivity, irritating skin conditions like razor bumps (aka pseudofolliculitis barbae), fungal acne, and damage to the skin barrier. That’s why it’s so important to use products that respect and protect the delicate balance of the skin’s microbial layer.
Who needs Microbiome Balancing Cleanser?
SSL’s newest goodie is great for all skin, but it’s formulated specifically for skin prone to fungal and bacterial imbalance. And as it turns out, many people who are prone to folliculitis, fungal acne, and cutaneous candida may not even know it! These conditions often go undiagnosed. Folliculitis is simply an infection or inflammation of the hair follicle, so the most common trigger for folliculitis is shaving and waxing. Course, curly hair is even more prone to folliculitis, so if you regularly experience ingrown hair or razor bumps, Microbiome Balancing Cleanser is what you’ve been waiting for! But it’s also great for anyone who struggles with bacne and fungal acne on their body, cutaneous candida, or underboob rash.
What makes Microbiome Balancing Cleanser so special?
Like all our washes, Microbiome Balancing Cleanser is skin barrier friendly. But what makes the new kid on the block so unique? It’s specifically formulated to help you break free from the flare cycle of common skin conditions like Pityrosporum (Malassezia) Folliculitis and cutaneous candida.
What’s In It
Like all SweetSpot Labs products, Microbiome Balancing Cleanser is formulated with nothing but the best. Natural purifying powerhouses Green Tea Seed and Green Tea Leaf Extracts remove bacterial buildup without stripping precious moisture from the skin barrier. Antimicrobial Peptides inhibit the growth of yeast while prebiotics support the growth of the good bacteria your skin needs to thrive.
What’s Not In It
Yeasts are lipophilic, which means they like fat, and they use the fat produced by our sebaceous glands as their main energy source. So, certain moisturizing ingredients commonly found in other body washes provide these organisms with an overabundance of food, leading to overgrowth and keeping you stuck in the flare cycle. That’s why the most important thing about Microbiome Balancing Cleanser is actually what we left out. It’s free from known Malassezia yeast triggers such as ceramides, amino acids, esters, and fatty acids that can throw the skin microbiota off balance. And of course, we left out all the usual sweet spot “nopes” like sulfates, glycerin, phthalates, parabens, essential oils, and more.