Billions of bacteria live on our skin. Almost all of these bacteria are good and contribute to a healthy skin. They are part of our skin microbiome and should be left intact. However, some bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can aggravate lesions and symptoms from skin conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea.

Gladskin products, with the protein Staphefekt™, can selectively target only the S. aureus bacteria. Contrary to other ingredients (e.g., certain preservatives*), these proteins leave the good bacteria, necessary for healthy skin, intact. This can help rebalance the skin microbiome.

The protein Staphefekt™

Every bacterial species has a different cell wall structure. The enzyme Staphefekt™ has the property that it can weaken the cell wall of only S. aureus bacteria. This induces these bacteria to fall apart due to their inherently high osmotic pressure, like a balloon punctured by a needle. Staphefekt is not able to adhere to the other bacteria on your skin.

Staphefekt™ is:

  • inspired by nature
  • a logical and simple solution for inflammatory skin conditions
  • safe and suitable for daily use, even for young children
  • developed in a long-term scientific research collaboration between Micreos Human Health and the Swiss Federal Technology Institute (ETH) in Zurich
*Pinto et al. Nature Scientific Reports (2021) 11:8695; J Cosmet Dermatol (2023) 22:2115–2121.

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