Probiotics for the skin: a new area of potential application?

  title={Probiotics for the skin: a new area of potential application?},
  author={Arthur C Ouwehand and A B{\aa}tsman and Seppo Salminen},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  volume={36 5},
AIMS The current study aimed at assessing, in vitro, the potential use of probiotics for the skin. METHODS AND RESULTS Propionibacteria were chosen as potential probiotics as they are members of the normal cutaneous microbiota. Dairy strains were chosen because of their documented safe use. Production of anti-microbial substances was assessed, against selected skin pathogens. Only production of organic acids was detected. Two of the tested strains were found to exhibit high adhesion to human… CONTINUE READING
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