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Probiotic Skin Care Is Changing The Game For Sensitive Skin

Probiotic skincare is set to revolutionise the world of sensitive skincare products!

We’re thrilled to introduce your skin to esmi Skin Mylk, an Australia first in probiotic products for ultra sensitive, dry skin. Backed by scientific studies, this is the best face moisturiser for dry sensitive skin.

We’re not kidding when we say it can be a game changer in helping repair the most delicate and damaged skin. So, why all the excitement about probiotics' ability to rescue ultra sensitive, dry skin? Read on to find out!

The Ecosystem of Dry Sensitive Skin

Get to know your skin barrier

Did you know your skin has its own very special ecosystem?

The foundation of this delicate ecosystem is your skin barrier. This is the outermost layer of your skin - also known as the moisturising barrier - that plays a super important role in skin health.

Its job is to keep the skin's surface supple and smooth by sealing moisture into the skin and acting as a shield to keep bad bacteria (pathogens) and irritants out.

The skin barrier is made up of:

  • Dead skin cells
  • Lipids (skin’s natural oils)
  • Natural moisturising factors (NMF) - including amino acids, lactic acid, and peptides
  • A collection of living microbes (good bacteria) known as the skin microbiome.

It’s the skin's microbiome that acts as the first line of defense to keep pathogens - the bad bacteria - from overwhelming the skin.

A well functioning skin barrier helps the skin stay hydrated, regulates oil production, and fights off free radical and bacterial attacks.

Essentially, your skin’s ecosystem is healthy, happy!

A damaged skin barrier, on the other hand, causes disruption to this delicate ecosystem. All the elements that make up the barrier no longer work in harmony.

When your complexion is compromised it’s stripped of its vital oils and moisturising elements. As the barrier can no longer hold moisture into the skin, it becomes dry, flaky and tight.

Skin also becomes sensitive and reactive. A damaged barrier means skin can’t protect itself against the invasion of external bacteria and irritants. The delicate balance of good bacteria is disrupted and inflammatory responses increased.

Compromised skin barrier symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Flakiness
  • Tightness
  • Sensitivity
  • Increased breakouts
  • Itchiness
  • Rough skin tone
  • Inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea and eczema

Many factors can cause this damage including:

  • Using harsh skincare products - especially cleansers
  • Over exfoliation causing micro-tears in the skin
  • Not wearing sunscreen
  • Overuse of active ingredients (like AHAs and retinol)
  • Medication
  • Genetics / existing conditions like eczema and rosacea
  • Even some sensitive skincare products, if they simply aren’t suited to your skin, can cause issues

Can a damaged barrier be repaired? Yes, it can!

If you have naturally sensitive skin or are dealing with a flare up of sensitivity and dryness, the focus of your skincare routine should be healing the skin barrier and restoring balance to its microbiome environment. 

Heal Sensitive Skin with The Best Sensitive Skin Moisturiser 

Healing the skin’s microbiome and barrier is where probiotics (good bacteria) come in.

The introduction of good bacteria into the skin’s microbiome helps kill pathogens (bad bacteria) and fortify skin's beneficial microflora.

In turn, this restores balance to the microbiome creating an optimal environment for skin health to thrive and stimulate renewal to repair the barrier.

Think of it a little like healing a wound. If you’ve cut yourself, there are things you can do to create a healthy environment for the wound to speed up the healing process and help skin recover optimally. For example, keeping it clean, dressed, and applying a cream.

Probiotic skincare is a game changer for sensitive skin types

As skin is renewed the barrier repairs and becomes stronger.

Hydration levels increase (water no longer easily evaporates off the surface) and skin is better at shielding itself from invading ‘bad guys’ which reduces inflammatory responses, flushing flare-ups and irritation.

Essentially, a strong skin barrier equals calmer, less reactive skin.

This is why probiotics can be so incredibly beneficial in sensitive skin care products. It’s such a promising advancement in skincare for hyper-sensitive skin types! Can you feel our excitement?!

Probiotic Skin Mylck

Meet esmi Probiotic Skin Mylck - the best probiotic for sensitive skin.

A very light moisturising lotion that simply melts into the skin, the probiotic rich formulation ideal for extremely sensitive, compromised skin.

Skin Mylck contains the 100% Australian Made probiotic Lysate to help create an ideal environment for compromised, ultra sensitive skin to thrive, heal and protect itself from outside irritants and bad bacteria.

What is a lysate?

A lysate is a concentrated dose of probiotic function. It’s a more stable way to include probiotic benefits in skincare formulations and esmi is the first skincare brand to use a 100% Australian made probiotic!

Healthier skin backed by science

Extensive testing on keratinocyte monolayer scratches (one cell thick scratches) have shown the esmi Skin Minerals Lacticaseibacillus.rhamnosus Lysate as ideal for topical application to stimulate rapid skin cell renewal and accelerate wound healing.

These benefits of repair and healing are delivered to your skin with the Skin Mylck formulation.

How to use Skin Mylck in your routine

Skin Mylck is a moisturising lotion designed to follow the cleansing and sensitive skin soothing serum steps in your morning and night routines.

If you don’t use a Skin Treat serum

After cleansing, using the dropper drip a thumb size amount of Mylck onto your fingertips or palm and massage into the skin. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser when treating your skin with esmi Skin Mylck.

If you use a water-based Skin Treat serum

After applying a sensitive skin serum allow it to absorb. Then, using the dropper, drip a thumb size amount of Mylck onto your fingertips or palm and massage into the skin.

If you have very dry skin

While Skin Mylck is a moisturising lotion, if your skin is extremely dry, and you feel you need more moisture you could follow with a Skin Treat oil like 24k Gold Nourishing Oil.

An army of ingredients to benefit sensitive skin

Alongside Probiotic Lysates, Skin Mylck is formulated with a range of ingredients to heal and calm ultra-sensitive skin.

Linoleic acid in grape-seed oil helps strengthen skin's barrier function while plant-derived emollients help seal in moisture and impart a smooth, soft feel to the skin.

Redness reducing Jojoba oil can offer skin repair, damage control and increased moisturisation with Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins.


Target Other Skin Concerns


Our dual action products in the Skin Mylk range can help tackle dull skin, hyperpigmentation, redness and dehydration concerns in sensitive skin.

Skin Mylk Plus Hydration

Help target dehydration in sensitive complexions with beneficial bacteria to assist balance skin’s microflora, aid restoration of the damaged skin barrier, and increase hydration.

Pair with The Uncomplicated Cleanser and Skin Shield SPF for the best results.

Skin Mylk Plus Brightening

Kickstart restoration and illuminate sensitive, troubled skin with this lightweight moisturising lotion formulated with 100% Australian made probiotics and gentle brightening ingredients including Ethyl ascorbic acid (non-irritating Vitamin C derivative that is well tolerated by sensitive skin) and lightening superstar Kakadu Plum.

Team with The Uncomplicated Cleanser and Skin Shield SPF for a gentle, protective routine.

Skin Mylk Plus Anti-Redness

Daily redness relief for sensitive and reactive skin starts here.

The anti-inflammatory properties of both Probiotic Lysates and Australian botanical Mountain Pepper extract can help reduce itching and burning sensations and minimise skin redness. Mountain Pepper is also an excellent skin conditioner.

Team with The Uncomplicated Cleanser and Skin Shield SPF for a gentle, protective routine.

View the full range of esmi Probiotic Skin Care.

Our Skin Service team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer questions you have about our probiotic skin care products and sensitive skin moisturiser. Please reach out via chat or email skin@esmi.com.au.

*Made with a 100% Australian made Lacticaseibacillus.rhamnosus Lysate produced in Australia’s first and only cGMP/TGA certified facility for probiotic API manufacturing.

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