Rebalancing the Microbiome With aurafirm – NEW DATA

We launched our range of oat-fermented actives – aurafirm P, N, and S – in 2018, and since then we’ve been carrying out extensive research in order to uncover the full potential of the ingredients. Now, however, we are delighted to finally be able to reveal the remarkable results of these analyses in a collection of all-new datapacks. Featuring fresh insights on original studies, new exploration of key microbiome concepts and, most notably, cutting-edge in vivo data, there’s a wealth of never-been-seen content now to be discovered across the range.

Conducted earlier this year, the in vivo studies at the centre of the new datapacks seek to explore the effects of aurafirm P, N, and S on the skin microbiota: using cutting-edge methodology to evaluate the ingredients’ impact on microflora balance and diversity. This research provides valuable insight into aurafirm‘s extraordinary microbiome-rebalancing capacity through analysis of key markers such as alpha diversity, skin pH and more. Below, we provide an exclusive insight into the findings of this brand new study; specifically, those of our aurafirm S grade.

Exclusive Insight Into Our aurafirm S In Vivo Study

Innovative Methodology

A 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis (the Amplicon method) was used to identify skin bacteria. It provides an indication of the impact of aurafirm S on the whole diversity of microorganisms and also enables the ratios between major bacterial phylum to be evaluated. In addition to use of this leading analytical technique, the skin microbiota was disrupted with a commercially-available gentle soap for the purpose of the study: an innovative methodology employed to replicate real-life skin disruption occurring as a result of regular handwashing. 

Exceptional Results

Using the above methodology (further details of which are available in the datapack), it was found that when treated with aurafirm S skin is able to recover faster from the use of soap and skin microbiome diversity increases. This effect is illustrated in the graph below, which shows a large increase in the Shannon Index – indicative of a healthier skin microbiome – both after one and 10 days application of aurafirm S following use of soap.

Graph showing effect of aurafirm S on microbiome alpha diversity

The study also shows that aurafirm S rebalances the skin pH following disruption, as demonstrated below. More specifically, after the use of soap aurafirm S brings the skin pH down to a healthy, slightly acidic range between 5.0-5.5. In contrast, when used on its own, soap can result in a pH as high as 5.9 – an undesirable level which may give rise to potential complications such as impaired barrier function. These in vivo results are thus evidence to the fact that aurafirm S supports a healthy microbiome by rebalancing skin pH.

Graph showing effect of aurafirm S on skin pH

Find Out More About aurafirm‘s Microbiome-Rebalancing Properties

To discover more on our brand new in vivo studies, and to access a host of other exceptional data, download our aurafirm datapacks by heading to our aurafirm webpage. For more information regarding the aurafirm range, please contact your local distributor.

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