Glossary & FAQs
While there is still a lot to discover about the skin microbiome, we do know the important role it plays in the health, well-being, and protection of the human body. We have carefully constructed a Glossary & FAQ for you, to help support you in your learning in the wonderful world of the body's ecosystem.
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Microscopic organisms that are found all around us, inside us and on our bodies. Also known as microbes, microorganisms include organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses.
The microorganisms in a particular environment (including the body or a part of the body). The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells harboured by each person.
Interaction between two different organisms living in close physical associationCommensal-Living in a relationship in which one organism derives food or other benefits from another organism without hurting or helping it.
A collection of microorganisms that live in a particular environment (e.g. the intestine, skin, nose, mouth). Skin microflora-Another, but lesser used, term for the skin microbiome or skin microbiota.
A microbial imbalance on or inside the body ( e.g. skin, the intestines)
Another, but lesser used, term for the skin microbiome or skin microbiota.
The body's outer covering, which protects against heat and light, injury, and infection. Skin regulates body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin is the body's largest organ. It is made up of two main layers: the epidermis and the dermis.
The epidermis is the outermost of the three layers that make up the skin
The thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis which is commonly known as the true skin, contains blood capillaries, nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and other structures.
Acts as a protective shield for the skin, keeping allergens, irritants, and pathogens from being able to penetrate the skin.
A live microorganism that supports the healthy bacteria in the body.
A non-digestible compound that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms.
Non-viable bacterial products or metabolic by-products from probiotic microorganisms that have biologic activity in the host. When released in the skin they boost its immunity and response to harmful organisms.
Microscopic organisms not visible with the naked eye. Bacteria are everywhere, both inside and outside of the body.
A bacterium, fungus, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease or illness to its host.
Member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that get their food from decaying material or other living things.
Viruses are the smallest of all the microbes. They are unique because they are only alive and able to multiply inside the cells of other living things. A virus is made up of a core of genetic material, either DNA or RNA, surrounded by a capsid.
Community of microbes that live on our skin.
Sits on the top layer of our epidermis (stratum corneum) like a carpet protecting our skin barrier.
Supports the skin barrier and feeds our skin maintaining a healthy and proactive immune response.This ecosystem controls our skin and is responsible for our overall health and well-being.
Skin health is suffering due to environmental assault and the use of harsh products applied on our skin microbiome.
The ph level on our skin is disturbed and unbalanced which means your skin suffers from the most common topical skin disorders
We have formulated a lightweight serum, easily absorbed to protect, restore, and maintain our skin's immunity through a blend of prebiotic and postbiotic ingredients.
Regarding chemo treatments, there is nothing in our serum which might adversely affect chemo-treatment users. On the contrary, Sásta will improve the integrity of damaged skin microbiome populations. The only exception to this would be if there were any open sores or lesions where application of product should be avoided.
Yes all of our products can be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding and while trying to conceive.