Microbiome Series

Topical Probiotics and Prebiotics in Skin Care


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Microbiome Labs, Burt's Bees, and Nutranext.

About this course

Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 15, 2018
Expiration date: October 14, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 13-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients through microbiome education.

10. Topical Probiotics and Prebiotics in Skin Care

Probiotics and prebiotics are emerging as novel ingredients in commercial skin care products and supplements and are marketed towards anti-aging, anti-inflammation, anti-acne, and moisturization. FDA regulations on the addition of these ingredients will be discussed. Product categories containing various topical and oral probiotics and prebiotics formulations pertaining to skin health and conditions will be reviewed.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Review the anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and barrier repair potential of probiotics and prebiotics in commercial skin care products
  • Identify how to counsel patients and consumers on selecting of topical formulations that contain probiotic/prebiotic ingredients

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Vivian Shi, MD

Advisory Panel: National Eczema Association

Consultant: Sanofi Genzyme, Menlo Therapeutics

Investigator: Menlo Therapeutics, DermTech, Atopic Dermatitis Foundation

Education Honorarium: Sanofi Genzyme, Pfizer, Novartis, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine


Vivian Shi, MD

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org.

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75