The microbiome is one of a kind

Editorial March 29, 2019


The editorial team at The Secret Life of Skin.

Did you know, the unique microbiome can distinguish between identical twins living in the same house.


We all have a very personalized skin microbiota – it is truly unique. The exact composition of the microbiome is determined by so many variables, from the complex interplay between us and the many microbes in our skin microbiota to the external influences or our lifestyle or environment. This can distinguish between individuals where the human eye cannot. Maybe in the future parents won’t need to distinguish twins with names on their clothes…. But, for now, this growing understanding presents the fascinating opportunity for personalised treatment, skin care and cosmetics.


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