About us

We are serious about the science,
but we like our substance with style

The Secret Life of Skin is a collection of carefully created and curated content. A source of information and inspiration all about the skin microbiome.

To date, the skin microbiome is a topic that is relatively unknown and is an untapped area of scientific exploration until recently. We are only just recognizing the true potential of this ecosystem of microorganisms that inhabit our skin. Our microbiome is unique and personal to us. Understanding more about the microbiome, and particularly the skin microbiome, is essential to furthering our knowledge and appreciation of how it affects out skin health and appearance.

In recent years, there has been extensive research and awareness around the oral, gut and intestinal microbiome and the role it plays in human health. We are now seeing a shift to all things skin related.

The skin microbiome may unlock the key to improving skin health and personalized skincare. It may lead to the creation of ways to address imbalances in the skin that causes skin conditions such as dry or oily skin, skin sensitivity, eczema or acne – to name just a few. There is also vast potential for wider cosmetic application to explore.

That is why we have created The Secret Life of Skin. Whether you are a scientist, dermatologist, brand owner, curious consumer or anything in-between - we believe that we have something on our platform for you.

We want to create a holistic community resource in which we can all learn, share and develop our understanding around the skin microbiome and the potential it holds

We want to create a holistic community resource in which we can all learn, share and develop our understanding around the skin microbiome and the potential it holds.

The funding to power the platform is provided by DSM, a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. With an independent editorial team and contributors from a wide range of backgrounds and viewpoints, The Secret Life of Skin is a holistic, informative and authentic community resource.

We hope that you leave inspired, entertained and informed. endmark

Contributors

From all walks of life and professional backgrounds,
bringing a range of experience, expertise and perspectives in
the skin microbiome space

  • Skin microbiome basics … More

    11 February 2018