World Microbiome Day | 27th June: The biological approach of Vytrus

June 26, 2023

In the era of heightened awareness about skin health, consumers are actively seeking information and solutions to address the impact of exposome on their skin. This growing interest has led to a shift towards science-backed sustainable solutions in skin care. Vytrus aims to be at the forefront of this movement, delving into sustainable plant biotechnology to uncover the potential roles of skin microbiota in the field of cosmetic science.

Recent research has shed light on the deep interconnection between humans and their skin microbiota, with around 1,000 microbial species coexisting in a symbiotic relationship. This relationship becomes even more fascinating when considering the combined genetic contributions of the human genome and microbiome, giving rise to the concept of the Holobiome. It is important to note that the skin microbiota consists of beneficial microbes that play a crucial role in supporting the skin’s barrier function, regulating the immune response, and protecting against pathogens and allergens. Given the multifaceted nature of the skin microbiota, a holistic approach is essential in cosmetics.

Vytrus Biotech, with a decade of expertise on the skin microbiota field, integrates sustainable plant biotechnology and microbiota research to develop innovative mechanisms for maintaining, rebalancing, and modulating microbiota populations in skincare.

Did you know that Vytrus develops active ingredients that take care of the skin microbiota?

Vytrus puts microbiota at the centre of its developments and guarantee microbiota-compatible actives through an in vitro test that proves the skin microbiome viability and diversity in the application of its actives. The test approach assesses a bacterial co-culture in the absence and presence of the actives to verify the maintenance of microbiome compatibility of the active ingredient. The skin core microbiome was analized and included commensal microorganisms, such as: Cutibacterium acnes, Streptococcus mitis, Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum, Corynebacterium simulans and Malassezia pachydermatis. The protection against pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus was also analyzed.

The biotech company is working towards including this innovative test on all its portfolio. Some of their 100% natural actives claim to be microbiome compatible validated by the abovementioned test:

Vytrus Biotech is committed to harnessing the potential of the microbiota and advancing their research in nature's power through sustainable biotechnology.

Considering all the aforementioned points, it can be stated that the role of skin microbiota has evolved from being a trend to becoming a cornerstone in the personal care industry.


To learn more about Vytrus Biotech’s microbiota-compatible actives, you can find additional information HERE.