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Introducing AMPERNA Australia | The Best In Probiotic Skin Care

The human body is home to trillions of bacteria, with thousands of these microorganisms living on our skin.  As a pharmacist, I have developed a healthy obsession with these microorganisms. They play a pivotal role in programming our immune system, supporting digestion and giving us glowing skin. This curiosity has lead me to AMPERNA Australia skin care.

Current evidence shows that each of us has our own distinct microbiome, made up of both good and bad bacteria. 

How do I keep my skin microbiome healthy?

A healthy skin microbiome reinforces your skin's natural barrier and promotes skin health. When there is an imbalance between the good and bad bacteria on our skin, this affects our skin's barrier.

A holistic approach to life is really important to keep your gut and skin microbiome balanced, happy and healthy.

  • Eat probiotic rich foods such as yoghurt and kimchi. These are loaded with good bacteria.
  • Eat loads of pre-biotics. These are foods rich in undigested fibre that the good bacteria in our intestines love to feast on.
  • Go for diversity when it comes to plants and legumes. Aim to incorporate all the colours of the rainbow.
  • Limit alcohol intake or cut it out altogether and see how your skin will improve.
  • Choose your skin care products carefully and avoid use of harsh cleansers.
  • Work up a sweat a few times a week. This increases blood flow to your skin and delivers oxygen and nutrients.
  • For optimal skin health, choose probiotics for your skin too. 
  • Image credit: @theguthealthdoctor

    What are the benefits of probiotic skin care?

    According to New York dermatologist and author of The Beauty of Dirty Skin, Dr Whitney Bowe, probiotics in skin care optimise the skin's microbiome. They do this by restoring the delicate balance between the good and bad bacteria. 

    High exposure to pollution, sun damage and harsh skin care products can profoundly effect the balance of your skin microbiome.  This makes your skin look stressed and causes issues such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, dryness or sensitive skin.

    By using a probiotic skin care brand, such as AMPERNA, this helps to reduce inflammation of the skin so that your skin returns to health.  Probiotics also act as a protective layer on the skin, which helps reduce the impact of pollution and hence prevents premature aging in the skin.

    What Makes AMPERNA Skin Care the Best Probiotic Skin Care Products?

    AMPERNA is a pioneering Australian probiotic skin care brand. It is committed to creating active products, specifically formulated for even the most sensitive skin.

    Owner Kiri worked with a compounding pharmacist and dermatologist to create very simple formulations with key active ingredients to heal and strengthen her skin. After 5 years of research and development, and trialling products on real people (not animals), AMPERNA was born.

    AMPERNA is in the business to help people. This drive comes from Kiri's own experience with problem and reactive skin for a lot of her adult life.

    The treatments are customisable according to your skin's needs and can be used by everyone.

    All products are tested on real people, with real concerns and problem skin.

    Their formulations are packed with the good things that your skin needs, such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and more, without selling you ingredients that you don't need.

    Equally as important, their products are formulated at the optimal pH for your skin, which keeps the microbiome balanced.

    AMPERNA owner Kiri Yanchenko

    Which probiotics are good for skin?

    Our skin is our body's largest organ and together with our microbiome, it works super hard to protect us from microbes and the elements.

    AMPERNA products are infused with the probiotic complex Lactococcus ferment lysate. This is made through the fermentation of of Lactococcus lactis bacteria, which means that the product remains effective without needing refrigeration.

    This dose of good bacteria, along with other key ingredients promote the appearance of fresh skin and prevent the signs of premature ageing.  Ultimately, AMPERNA creates the perfect conditions for your skin to shine.

    How to Choose the Best Probiotic Skin Care Products from AMPERNA for Your Skin

    For Acne Prone Skin

    As a pharmacist, I see a lot of people who are exasperated by their acne. There are many things that can trigger acne, so you will need to do a bit of work on identifying and eliminating the triggers.

    In terms of skin care, all of the AMPERNA range is suitable for you!

    Their products have been tested on real people with real skin concerns, including skin with acne.

    When applied directly to the skin, probiotics sit on the skin's surface and disrupt the balance of the bad bacteria, which stops the baddies from triggering inflammation.

    AMPERNA Ultra Gentle Soothing Cleanser [BALANCE], $42

    Light gel cleanser

    Soothes skin and maintains optimal pH

    Suitable for acne prone skin, eczema, dermatitis, perioral dermatitis (PD) and rosacea

    AMPERNA 10% Pro+ Surfacing Lotion [EXFOLIATE], $63

    Glycolic acid (AHA) improves skin texture tone

    Probiotics and antioxidants calm redness and soothe skin

    Tested on eczema, dermatitis, PD, rosacea and acne

    AMPERNA Lightweight Soothing+ Emulsion [HYDRATE], $52

    Non-comedogenic moisturiser

    Ceramides and hyaluronic acid nourish and hydrate the skin

    Packed full of antioxidants to protect the skin against damage

    For Dry, Sensitive Skin 

    Dry and sensitive skin can be really frustrating to deal with. The good news is that the entire AMPERNA range is great for dry and sensitive skin.

    Start with the Ultra Gentle Soothing Cleanser [BALANCE], then add serum to deeply nourish and protect your skin. We recommend the serums below, followed by the Lightweight Soothing+ Emulsion [HYDRATE].


    AMPERNA Pro+ Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum [REPAIR], $73

    Bursting with hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin

    Vitamin C improves dullness, uneven skin tone & adds radiance

    Probiotics and antioxidants calm skin and improve signs of ageing


    AMPERNA Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum [RESCUE], $52

    Cools and soothes sensitive and irritated skin

    Calms redness, while copper & zinc replenish the skin barrier

    Probiotic complex delivers good bacteria to protect your skin

    For Eczema, Dermatitis, Perioral Dermatitis

    Australia has one of the highest incidences of eczema. It can be really uncomfortable, difficult to manage and can affect quality of life. The AMPERNA range is a god-send for people with eczema. All of the range has been tested on REAL people with REAL skin concerns, including eczema, dermatitis and perioral dermatitis.


    Start with the AMPERNA Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum [RESCUE]

    Deeply restorative formula cools, soothes & calms irritated skin

    Copper & zinc gluconate limit bad bacteria & replenish the skin barrier

    Probiotic complex helps to refresh the appearance of skin

    AMPERNA Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum [RESCUE], $52

    Follow with the Lightweight Soothing+ Emulsion [HYDRATE]

    Ceramides, hyaluronic acid and emollients nourish & protect the skin

    Sage extract cools, soothes and nourishes the skin

    Probiotics & antioxidants protect the skin against age-related damage

    AMPERNA Lightweight Soothing+ Emulsion [HYDRATE], $52

    Kristin: I have suffered from perioral dermatitis for 6+ months. I ordered the DS Soothing serum first and within 2 days I saw major improvement. I've been perioral dermatitis free for close to 4 weeks now. No redness, flakes or bumps.

    For Mature Skin 

    As we get older, our skin changes and this is just a fact of life. The best anti aging product to use on your skin is sunscreen. If your skin is sensitive to regular sunscreen, we recommend trying the AMPERNA Pro+ Bio Soothing Day Mineral CC SPF 15 [HYDRAPROTECT] or for a higher SPF, try the La Roche Posay Anthelios range.

    The next best thing is to introduce retinols into your skincare routine. AMPERNA's retinols are the first probiotic retinols on the market. So your skin will benefit from the good bacteria, as well as from the plant-based retinols which help cell renewal and boost collagen production.

    However, don't forget to wear SPF when you're using retinols in your skincare routine.

    Start your routine with the Ultra Gentle Soothing Cleanser [BALANCE] and end it with the Lightweight Soothing+ Emulsion [HYDRATE]. In between, let these serums works their magic on your skin.

    AMPERNA 10% Pro+ Resurfacing Lotion [EXFOLIATE], $63

    Glycolic Acid (AHA) improves skin texture, fine lines & uneven skin tone

    Specifically formulated for first timers & those with sensitive skin

    Probiotics and antioxidants calm, nourish & protect the skin

    Antioxidants calm the skin & protect

    AMPERNA PRO+ Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum [REPAIR], $73

    Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates to keep skin looking plump

    Vitamin C improves dullness and uneven skin tone

    Antioxidants and probiotics nourish and protect the skin

    For Rosacea 

    We understand how frustrating and uncomfortable rosacea is and that at times you may want to hide in your house when it flares. 

    The good news is that AMPERNA products have all been tested on real people with rosacea. In fact, the whole AMPERNA range is good skin care for rosacea prone skin.

    Start with the Ultra Gentle Soothing Cleanser [BALANCE] to cleanse the skin, without causing irritation. Then let the the best serum for rosacea, the Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum RESCUE your skin by calming redness and soothing irritation. Finish off your skin care routine with the nourishing Lightweight Soothing+ Emulsion [HYDRATE].

    After a few weeks of this treatment, you can then address any other specific skin concerns you may have.

    Wanita: A skin condition on your face can really affect your confidence. A few days after using the RESCUE serum, my skin felt better, less angry, less itchy and smoother in texture. 

    Best Face Serum Safe for Pregnancy

    Our skin concerns don't just go away in pregnancy. In fact, sometimes they can get worse. The AMPERNA Pro+ Bio Resurfacing Retinol ALT Serum [SUPERADIANCE] is the best face serum for pregnancy that we have come across.

    Pregnancy safe probiotic serum that improves skin tone and texture

    Bakuchiol is a plant based retinol that is a pregnancy safe retinol

    Packed with ingredients that calm redness and improve the skin's appearance

    Safe for sensitive skin

    Helps restore firmness, refine skin texture and even skin tone

    $80 ; Buy Now

    Need some help finding the best AMPERNA products for your skin concerns? Why not contact us via our Ask An Expert feature and we would be happy to help.

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      November 2021

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