Holistic Skincare, peptides

What Is the Function of Antimicrobial Peptides?


Our skin is a complex and smart organ. The reason we say smart is that it functions independently from the brain. In other words, skin does not wait for the brain to send signals and tell it what to do (like most other organs do!).

One of the biggest roles skin has is to protect our bodies from pathogens. To fulfill this huge task, skin “partnered” with a community of good bacteria (microbiome) that lives on the skin surface. The good bacteria have a way of fighting the bad bacteria that it continually comes in contact with.

How do good bacteria do that?

The good bacteria on your skin produce (amongst thousands of other molecules) proteins called antimicrobial peptides (AMP’s). These peptides have the power to combat pathogens such as E. Coli, Staph, yeasts, mold, and viruses.

The higher number of good bacteria we have on our skin ensures skin’s immunity to bad bacteria and viruses. The abundance of good bacteria present on your skin will ensure abundant production of antimicrobial peptides AMP’s and the abundant production of AMP’s will ensure no presents of bad bacteria and viruses.

However, when the count of good bacteria on your skin is diminished and disturbed, your skin’s ability to defend itself is compromised.

What causes antimicrobial peptides imbalance?

(also known as disrupting your skins microbiome)

Using harsh soaps, constantly scrubbing the skin, undergoing chemical peels, stress, etc.

How can you help to replenish the good bacteria?

Using skincare products that contain live probiotics is the quickest and easiest way of replenishing the good bacteria on your skin. Live probiotics (the good bacteria) produce antimicrobial peptides (AMP’s) that fight pathogens. Using skincare that has LIVE probiotics ensures your skin immunity.

LaFlore Probiotic Serum Concentrate is the only known product on the market that truly contains LIVE and ACTIVE probiotic cultures and will produce AMP’s as you apply the serum to your skin to ensure your skin defense against pathogens.

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