The role of SCINOTA Technology in healthy aging
Scinota is a proprietary synbiotic that has been micro-engineered to contain an optimal blend of beneficial probiotics, small molecule metabolites, and co-factors. Our proprietary synbiotic produces very gentle enzymatic chemical exfoliants, digesting the protein of dead cells and debris on the skin’s surface. Our synbiotic has two primary uses in skin care for exfoliation and anti-inflammation. The synbiotic in Scinota has been optimized to be an effective exfoliant and can be gentler than other methods like scrubs and microdermabrasion. The upper layer of your skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. Scinota works by specifically breaking down the keratin protein, resulting in smoother skin. Scinota also works with the microbiota found naturally in skin to function as a scavenger of free radicals and protect skin against oxidative damage.
How are synbiotics used in skin care?
Naturally occurring microbiota and their inherent metabolites have been considered a great deep cleanser for a long time, but there is more to them than just a great surface cleanser. Aesthetician’s now use them for preparing the skin for targeted treatments such as acne and anti- ageing, believing there is a visible difference in results due to their role in “opening” the skin. The maximum removal of dead cells and debris allows a much better and speedier result for the targeted treatment. For example, the dry and dehydrated skin will benefit from the removal of the dead cells by the application, allowing the hydrating care to bring faster, more noticeable results to the skin. Also, acne care products are much more likely to unclog and reduce inflammation if the accumulated buildup of cells has been removed from the skin surface. Anti-aging products can also penetrate deeper and faster to stimulate collagen and elastin development if these blockages are removed.
Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics
Probiotics are live microorganisms – such as bacteria, yeasts and fungi – which in adequate amounts may have health benefits. Studies have shown they can improve digestion, help protect against disease and enhance immune function. Strains of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium bacteria are the most commonly used probiotics as they can survive the passage to the gut. Probiotics are most widely available as dietary supplements in tablet, capsule and powder forms or as a component in yoghurts and fermented dairy drinks. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are nondigestible food ingredients that can increase the activity of select “good” bacteria. Prebiotics naturally occurs in bananas, asparagus, leeks, onions, garlic, chicory and whole grains like wheat, rye, barley and oats. Synbiotics are products that contain both prebiotics and probiotics.