To go further in understanding the attributes of a healthy skin, Gattefossé has demonstrated in a new study that Emulium Mellifera MB is “microbiome-friendly”, meaning that it maintains, even improves the cutaneous microbiota balance.
New Clinical Study
The objective of this research was to study the effect of an emulsion formulated with 4% of Emulium Mellifera MB on moisturization and skin barrier function and to understand its impact on cutaneous microbiota. Several evaluation techniques were used:
- Study of cutaneous microbiota by amplification and sequencing of ribosomal 16S DNA.
- Biometrological measures: corneometry, TEWL.
- Self-assessment by the volunteers on various criteria.
- Questionnaire to understand what volunteers know about cutaneous microbiota.
- Overall satisfaction questionnaire.
Results showed an increase of moisturization, a reduction of TEWL reflecting a better barrier function and an improvement of the skin quality of volunteers.
More importantly, the study of cutaneous microbiota after application of an emulsion containing Emulium Mellifera MB revealed that the taxonomic diversity and richness of the skin flora have been at least maintained or even improved for 81% of volunteers. These parameters are directly linked to a healthy skin.