Product Spotlight: Probiotic DS Soothing Serum
(Why our No-nasties Steroid Alternative is our Number 1 Seller)
Kiri - Founder and Director of AMPERNA®, has always been open and transparent about her health and skin journey through a stressful period in her life and the impact that had on her. From being on many prescribed medications, developing sever pustular acne, time spent recovering in hospital, to battling perioral dermatitis, Kiri knows first hand the depths and struggles of dealing with sensitive skin concerns.
Having always had very reactive skin throughout her life Kiri was hesitant to use standard topical treatments prescribed by doctors or be put on even more medication.
And thus was her lightbulb moment.
Kiri wanted to explore the possibility of helping herself holistically and her skin safely. What were her other options as opposed to the quick fix band-aid solutions that was always being presented to her?
What’s This About Probiotics?
Back in 2012 whilst Kiri was unwell, gut health and probiotics was still a very unknown topic. During Kiri’s mission to helping herself holistically she discovered the benefits of eating an anti-inflammatory diet as well as incorporating probiotic-rich foods being great for your overall gut health. Whilst focusing on her diet she was also taking an oral probiotic supplement.
She then noticed her skin condition was starting to improve. She was on to something…
Kiri then started researching and experimenting using a topical probiotic ingredient she imported and applied to her skin and her results were encouraging. This was the turning point in her skin health journey and the foundation of what AMPERNA® would eventuate to.
After 5 years of research and development, testing, trailing and finding the right balance of ingredients alongside one of Australia’s most experienced chemists, AMPERNA® Skincare launched early 2018.
From originally wanting to find just one product to help with her own skin condition (which is fondly now known as our Probiotic+ DS Soothing serum) she created an entire 8-line probiotic product range to help anybody who has sensitive skin concerns.
Kiri’s mission for AMPERNA® is to help people build back their confidence and bring awareness that sometimes-quick fix prescriptions can be more harmful in the long-term and depending on your condition, aren’t always the best or only option.
Case in Point – Meet Jordan (Topical Steroid Withdrawal Sufferer)
Kiri recently chatted to Jordan Hendey who had been using a topical steroid cream to treat his eczema for 20 years. As his skin condition worsened as he got older, he was prescribed even stronger steroid creams.
He had become addicted to the steroid creams and his skin was not getting any better. He was admitted to hospital and is suffering from a crippling condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal.
Out of frustration from not getting the appropriate care from doctors he is now undergoing a treatment called No Moisture Therapy. This treatment removes all steroid creams, moisturisers and restricts your water intake. It essentially works by drying out the skin and encourages you body to produce natural oils again.
You can read up on Jordans skin journey here:
Not all Topical Steroid Withdrawal sufferers will need to go down this extreme treatment (No Moisture Therapy) like Jordan. Depending on the severity of your condition or how long you were using steroid creams for, this will determine your recovery.
Below is a before and after example of a lady Kiri helped holistically and topically using AMPERNA® products:
So why is the Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum the Best Seller?
The hero ingredient of AMPERNA® skincare is our active probiotic complex, Lactococcus ferment lysate. This is a non-living probiotic ingredient made through fermentation of Lactococcus lactis bacteria. AMPERNA® was the first Australian brand to use this probiotic strain in any skincare product.
But it’s not just about the probiotics either.
Kiri created these products to use for herself, so she was meticulous about mixing the right ingredients together to make it perfect. Each product has been formulated with high quality, tried and tested ingredients that are going to benefit your skin's microbiome.
For the Probiotic+ DS Soothing Serum, the combination of copper and zinc gluconates help limit the spread of harmful bacteria. They nourish the skin barrier and slow down the visible signs of ageing.
When in contact with the skin copper is an excellent active ingredient, improving the skin's overall wellbeing. Copper plays a key role in the synthesis and stabilisation of the skin’s proteins.
Zinc gluconates is an essential mineral for cellular repair and wound healing.
Ceramides help restore the skin's protective barrier function, which is ideal for not only sensitive skin issues but also for ageing skin as well.
Vitamin B5 offers skin conditioning properties. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps soothe irritated skin. It helps with the healing of the skin by encouraging the growth of new epithelial cells.
And of course, our hero Probiotic ingredient has so many benefits, including:
- Stimulates the skin's renewal process
- Balances the skin's microbiome
- Provides deep hydration
- Reduces redness and irritation
- Increases skin tone and elasticity
The Probiotic+ DS Soothing serum is an essential product for anyone to use but is especially beneficially to those people suffering from skin concerns such as dry skin, eczema, dermatitis, acne and rosacea.
Its AMPERNA®'s no-nasty steroid alternative which is effective and safe and Kiri’s pride and joy!