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Here’s why probiotic lactobacillus is a great skincare ingredient for sensitive skin.

If you’ve dipped even a toe into the wellness world, then you probably already know about the probiotic lactobacillus. It's the sweetheart of health food stores and nutrition blogs. In skincare, lactobacillus helps calm and comfort skin to instantly relieve the dry, tight, bothered sensations that come with irritation. Yes, lactobacillus soothes and balances your skin just like probiotics can do for your stomach. When it comes to upset skin, it’s pretty much a lifesaver. Apply and say ahhhhh.

Fermented skincare.

Lactobacillus is a probiotic ferment, and its properties and effectiveness can vary depending on who makes it and how. Think kombucha. Think yogurt. The lactobacillus used in Clinique iD Active Cartridge Concentrate for Irritation  is made by Clinique scientists and undergoes a fermentation process that breaks the raw material down into simpler molecules that your skin can easily absorb and immediately use.  It also turns on the soothing pathways in your skin, which is why you’ll feel immediate, real relief as soon as you apply it.

No more angry skin.

Immediate relief from what, specifically? Relief from the feeling of the dry, tight, bothered, upset sensations that people with irritated skin experience on a regular basis. Not only does lactobacillus soothe, but it also rebalances skin. And, with consistent use, you can see a reduction in redness. This translates directly to less worry—and less makeup to cover up blotchiness.

Special defense.

Lactobacillus is a smart addition to the daily skincare regimen of anyone with irritated skin, though it’s absolutely effective for all skin types. After all, it strengthens skin’s natural defense against sensitivity, provides instant relief and, over time, helps reduce redness.