Vegan Probiotics 101: What You Need to Know

Our proprietary vegan probiotics are the magic behind all our formulas! We infuse this thoughtful ingredient into every single one of our glowoasis products. You can think of vegan probiotics as the holy grail of skincare ingredients. But, what are vegan probiotics? How are vegan probiotics beneficial to the skin? Are vegan probiotics better than dairy-based probiotics? If you’re asking yourself any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Keep on reading to learn everything you need to know about vegan probiotics!

According to the Mayo Clinic, “probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body.” The “good” bacteria help keep the body balanced, healthy, and functioning from the inside out. Probiotics can be found in fermented drinks and foods, dietary supplements, and beauty products like skincare. To learn more about probiotics, and their effect on the skin, check out our blog post here.

Vegan probiotics
While probiotics are often derived from dairy-based sources, there are also vegan probiotics. They’re made from 100% vegan sources like sourdough bread, sauerkraut,  — or in our case —  napa cabbage. Just like dairy-based probiotics, vegan probiotics work to support and restore an imbalanced skin microbiome. Remember, healthy skin is the direct result of a balanced skin microbiome. 

Are vegan probiotics better than dairy-based probiotics?
Yes, vegan probiotics are generally better than dairy-based probiotics for 3 main reasons.

1. Non-irritating
Vegan probiotics don’t irritate the skin. However, the same can’t be said for dairy-based probiotics. Livestrong explains, “dairy is a common food allergen that can have a direct effect on your skin. Common skin problems linked to dairy consumption are generally itchy skin, hives, and eczema . . . A person with a dairy allergy has a hypersensitivity to the proteins found in cow’s milk.” Since cow’s milk is the most common source of dairy-based probiotics, vegan probiotics are a gentler option suitable for all skin types.

2. Safer
Vegan probiotics don’t contain any additives, which makes them safer than dairy-based probiotics. Verywell Health states that “many types of adverse reactions can occur as a result of food additives. Some of them appear to stem from allergies while many others appear to be an intolerance or sensitivity.” Some of these skin reactions include hives, eczema, and itchiness.

3. Environmentally-friendly
Vegan probiotics are a more responsible and environmentally friendly skincare option than dairy-based probiotics. Our World in Data reports that “cow’s milk has significantly higher impacts than the plant-based alternatives . . . It causes around three times as many greenhouse gas emissions; uses around ten times as much land; two to twenty times as much freshwater; and creates much higher levels of eutrophication.” To reduce our environmental footprint, choosing vegan probiotic skincare is a must!

glowoasis proprietary vegan probiotics
Derived from our signature napa cabbage, proprietary vegan probiotics are the core of every one of our formulas. We’ve even developed our own fermentation and agro-extraction process to bring our vegan probiotics to life. This process helps ensure we maintain all the key nutrients found in the napa cabbage.

But, why vegan probiotics? Most skin concerns are the result of an imbalanced skin microbiome, which is why we believe it’s important to address this root cause for healthy skin. Our proprietary vegan probiotics effectively support and restore balance to the skin microbiome with the help of liposome technology. This technology ensures deeper and better absorption, as most skincare products don’t actually penetrate the epidermis. With liposome technology, the skin can fully reap the benefits of vegan probiotics.

Shop vegan probiotic skincare
Our proprietary vegan probiotics work with your skin — never against it! It is truly one of the best skincare ingredients as they are formulated for the skin microbiome, so you can reach your healthiest skin. Shop our vegan probiotic skincare here today!

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