Probiotics in skincare – what are they and why are they trending?

I’m sure we’ve all heard about the benefits of ingesting probiotics, whether it be by taking a supplement or eating certain foods. Now a new trend is taking centre stage – probiotics for the skin! Serums, Moisturisers, Masks…packed full of friendly bacteria to help restore the natural balance of our skin while refining, protecting and rejuvenating the complexion all at the same time!

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - Micro Pores ProbioticsNow let’s get down to the nitty gritty for those of you who like to be further informed. What exactly are probiotics? And how is it that they actually work?

What exactly are probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria that normally reside in our bodies and in our skin. Due to sickness, toxicity, the use of antibiotics, and other external factors, our good bacteria diminishes and the bad bacteria becomes more prominent in our system.

How do they actually work on our skin?

For the skin, they work in a similar way as they do for the digestive system. Topical probiotics help deliver a dose of good bacteria directly to our skin, restoring radiance and balance. Some are recommended for mature skin because of their ability to regenerate as well as protect the skin by retaining moisture, healing wounds, and increasing collagen and elastin production for anti-aging effects. They are also an effective anti-inflammatory which means they bring calm to the skin soothing redness and irritation.

Would I benefit from using skincare featuring probiotics?

Yes! With its multitude of benefits, skincare rich in probiotics are great for anyone wanting to restore balance and radiance to the skin! They have the ability to boost the skin’s natural defence, rebuilding and strengthening it. Thanks to their calming, nurturing and anti-inflammatory qualities, they are also really beneficial for those with skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea and Psoriasis.

Interesting right? Sound like something you need right now? If so, Pevonia have just launched a new skincare range – Micro Pores Bio-Active Collection. It is formulated with a new breakthrough probiotic called Pseudoalteromonas (you don’t need to know how to pronounce it, just know that it’s darn good stuff for your skin!). By incorporating probiotics in this collection, Pevonia offers a natural, powerfully effective solution to counteract the most searched concerns: pore-refinement, uneven texture, oil control, aging and dehydration!

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ENLARGED PORE: Truths and Common Misconceptions

If you don’t like the size of your pores, read up! Here are common truths and myths about this whole pore thing:

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The TRUTH will set you free

If you’ve been wondering…

  1. Yes, POREXIA is a thing!
  2. There are two types of pores.
  3. Having pores is healthy and essential.
  4. UV rays can make them look larger.
  5. Hormones can also make them look larger.
  6. Enlarged pores come with age.
  7. Over-washing your face makes them bigger.
  8. Men have larger pores.

Many of us are obsessed with our pore size and if we’re given a chance to make them smaller, we would! Some of us are even more worried about our pores than our wrinkles.

Oil pores are hair follicles that contain sebaceous glands. These produce sebum (oil) that causes our pimples. Sweat glands are very small and don’t cause irritation. Both are very important to our health. Sweat pores are our body’s breathing holes, transporting unwanted substances out of the body. Oil pores are needed for hair to grow and hair is needed to protect skin.

The average adult has about 20,000 pores on their face.

When pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, blackhead and whiteheads may form. When bacteria comes in contact with these two, a pimple is born!

Ultraviolet rays weaken collagen and without collagen, our pores become less tight. Decreased elasticity causes them to enlarge.

When hormones spike during OVULATION, our pores enlarge and will shrink again when hormone levels decrease. Hormonal shift during PREGNANCY and MENOPAUSE also do the same. So yes, mood swings and pores are related. Try to relax during these trying times.

As we age, our body produces less Elastin and Collagen and without these two, our skin sag and our pores become enlarged. This is something inevitable but can be managed. WE WILL REVEAL OUR NEW SOLUTION LATER IN THIS ARTICLE.

Wash your face twice a day – morning and evening. Washing too often can dry the skin leaving more dead skin cells on the surface.

Men have larger pores than women. Because men are naturally more active, their oil glands produce more oil and so their pores appear more visible.

The Pore MYTHology

  1. Blackhead is dirt.
  2. You can close pores.
  3. Toothpaste can tighten pores, just like how it solves acne problems.

Blackhead is oxidized oil, not dirt. Sebum is usually white. There may sometimes be dirt but blackhead is mostly oil.

Pores dilate and can change from wide to narrow but you can’t totally close them. You can only TIGHTEN them.

Never put toothpaste on your face. Toothpaste doesn’t cure acne and it certainly doesn’t clean and tighten pores. It will only cause irritation. Use proper skincare products that address your skin concerns.

If large pores have always been a problem for you, fret not! We’ve found a solution!

Pevonia’s NEW Micro-Pores Bio-Active and Probiotic Skincare is an anti-aging and pore-refining in one. If you have been dreaming of flawless skin with refined texture, Pevonia’s NEW Power Repair Micro-Pores collection is the solution you have been waiting for.

Pevonia Micro Pores Bio Active and Pro Biotic Skincare Pore

Benefits:

  • Reduces pore size
  • Normalizes oil and moisture levels
  • Increases collagen and elastin formation
  • Bio-active formula contains elite actives that positively affect skin
  • Probiotics help address uneven texture, and dehydration and other skin concerns

Get the entire Pevonia Micro-Pores Bio-Active Collection and see visible results within just 2 weeks!

Exfoliate Your Skin and Achieve a Radiant Glow

Exfoliate for a Radiant Glow

Summer is almost over and we have a few days to go until it’s officially autumn. The weather will be cooler and friendlier. If you’re a beach bum like most Aussies are, you seized every weekend strolling along the beaut seaside. Some have patches of sunburnt skin all over, and some just look like they had a very relaxing holiday! Want to know their secret? EXFOLIATE!

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Do you know how good exfoliation is for your skin? Rubbing it with granules help remove dead cells from the surface, revealing a softer, smoother, and youthful you. It is important that you know what exfoliant to use as there are plenty of products in the market that are too abrasive and do more harm than good. We’re proud to say that Pevonia exfoliants are gentle on the skin but do a great job in getting rid of the dead skin cells. Pick the right exfoliant for you:

ALL SKIN TYPES

Your skin needs a little help every once in a while. A regular cleanser cleanses your face but Pevonia’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser has exfoliating jojoba beads, saponaria and chamomile that wash away impurities and toxins. A true bonzer! The beads are finer than what you’ll usually find in regular exfoliants so it’s gentle but truly effective in refining texture and adding glow to your skin.

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PROBLEMATIC SKIN

It’s easier to clear the skin of acne with a cleanser that has powerful anti-bacterial properties. Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser combines Soapwort, Triclosan, Grapefruit Oil, and Citric Acid to gently remove impurities. It helps control breakouts, brightens the skin tone, and refines your skin.

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DRY, DULL SKIN

And for a more intense solution to dry, dull skin, the Enzymo Spherides Peeling Cream is a must-have! Experience the cutting-edge technology of this cream’s unique enzymes entrapment. The encapsulated Pineapple and Papaya enzymes eliminate impurities, blackheads, dead cells, sebum, and toxins as you work this cream into your skin. Using this once a week will help you gain a bright, smooth complexion with ABSOLUTELY ZERO DOWNTIME.Pevonia - Exfoliate - Enzymo Spherides Peeling Cream

Regular exfoliation with one of Pevonia’s refining exfoliants promotes a brighter, satiny texture. Get rid of unwanted impurities and dead cells, and prevent follicular clogging and surface accumulations. Your skin becomes luminous and revived.

 

Valentine’s Day Skincare: How to get gorgeous skin – today!

Valentine’s Day Skincare: How to get gorgeous skin – today!

Whether you are a Valentine’s Day believer or not, today does provide a good excuse to shower your partner – or better still yourself – with some love…and pampering!

Unlike a box of chocolates that could pack on the kilos (eek) or a bunch of flowers that’ll wilt away in a matter of days, beauty products will last a whole lot longer and offer a multitude of benefits!

Here is our top tips to showering yourself (and your skin!) with love this Valentine’s Day:

GET YOUR GLOW ON

Let’s face it, we all want that “just had a facial” glow and what better way to achieve it than a powerhouse duo such as the Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and Youth Renew Tinted Moisturiser. Rich in chamomile, calendula, natural jojoba, marine collagen and vitamin C, they work in tandem to polish away dulling skin and restore radiance and instant luminosity!

Treat yourself to the Perfect Couples Face Gift Set

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A SPA TREAT FOR YOUR SKIN

Who doesn’t want soft, glowing skin on Valentine’s Day and every day of the week? You can indulge yourself and see the results immediately with Pevonia Silky Skin Body Scrub and Dry Oil Body Moisturiser – your go-to spa experience at home. Firstly apply the scrub to remove unwanted, dry, dead skin cells then spray your entire body with the amazing scent of Lavender & Chamomile – Dry Oil Body Moisturiser indulges your skin in aromatic glory without an oily or greasy feeling. Immediately absorbed, it revitalizes and nourishes every inch of skin rendering your body silky-soft with a radiant, healthy glow.

Treat yourself to the Perfect Couples Body Gift Set

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IN-SPA INDULGENCE

Why not truly spoilt yourself on Valentine’s Day by booking a last-minute in-spa treatment?Whether it be a relaxing body treatment or a results-driven facial, we have you covered. Contact your nearest salon or spa today http://www.pevonia.com.au/find_spa.php