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Academic research on incorporating live bacteria into topicals has widened, but industry moves in the space still face major hurdles [Getty Images]

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L'Oréal scientist: Live bacteria ‘the dream’ for skin microbiome NPD

By Kacey Culliney

Innovation in cosmetic ingredients targeting the skin microbiome is surging, but the ultimate dream is to be able to incorporate beneficial live bacteria into formulations, says a principal scientist at L’Oréal Research & Innovation.

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New study finds sugar beet can balance skin microbiota

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Italian and French researchers have identified that short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) in sugar beet have a positive impact on skin microbiota by restricting the opportunity for pathogen development and encouraging beneficial bacteria growth.

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