The evaluation of the effect of dermocosmetics or active products on the skin microbiota is evolving into more and more complex models. And yet, these never reach the sophistication of the ecosystem of the bacterial biofilm of the skin. In addition, it is now known that the skin microbiome is subject to intra-individual variations depending on the body areas and inter-individual according to genetic, intrinsic, and environmental factors.
Since the discovery of the intestinal microbiota, the question of the skin microbiota (micro-organisms, bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts), is on everyone’s lips. 100 trillion bacteria are living in our bodies and everybody wants to know more about the impact of the cosmetics use on the skin bacteria ecosystem and how these phenomena can be measured?
The microflora is usually subdivided in 2 groups:
The balance of cutaneous microflora (500 bacteria species) is dependent on several conditions of its ecosystem: tempe