In today’s highly sterile and clean world, we’re often not getting enough exposure to the natural substances that help the normal and human ecosystems like the skin function the way they should. This means getting exposure to (healthy) bacteria that supports a healthy microbiome and improves our gut, hair, and skin and even the immune system is more important than ever. Sure, diet and lifestyle play a role. But what about the skin-care and hair products we use every day? Now there’s a way of making your beauty routine part of your overall health programme. Let’s get into it.
Why it’s time to rethink your skin + hair routine
These days it’s easy to lose track with so many skin-care products clogging up our shelves. These days (thankfully) are over. Mother Dirt aims to bring the full package of skincare - to hair products that rely on a secret strategy - enhancing compatibility with your microbiome. Yes, you heard right. Gut friendly products have finally made it into your bathroom.
Alright - but what’s the deal here? What’s the science behind this and how should other Dirt be implemented into your skin-care routine?
What is Mother Dirt?
Newbies listen closely. Mother Dirt is a scientifically-backed, natural, ethical, and very honest, and straightforward product line that aims to bring your skin back to life. From rehydrating moisturisers to genuinely crisp cleansers, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what the science says about this approach to skin-care.
And the science?
Well, it’s pretty simple. In 2015 scientists discovered Ammonia Oxidising Bacteria or AOB. This major breakthrough paved the way for understanding how to balance diverse and complex ecosystems such as our skin. Essentially allowing (good) bacteria to live and thrive naturally on our skin instead of scrubbing away our tender balance is key to maintaining soft, vibrant, and glowing skin.
What’s in it?
The ingredients are specifically chosen to mimic the natural skin barrier and revive dry and washed out over-cleansed skin. Here’s what makes the magic happen:
- All-natural, plant-based ingredients
- No artificial fragrance
For every time of the day, there’s a product that suits your hair, mood, and attitude. Here’s your breakdown of the Mother Dirt products range.
Want a cleanser that doesn't remove all the good bacteria? This is your go-to cleanser that removes the dirt and dust - leaving all these goodies to keep your skin balanced and fresh, with a delicate hint of rosewater.
When to use: Before you go to sleep and when you’re getting ready in the morning.
How to use: like any other facial cleanser - at the sink or in the shower.
Fun fact: This cleanser goes perfectly with your other AOB products.
Probiotics in spray form, this is no ordinary mist. This all-star hydrating mist not only bathes dry, parched skin, but it also invigorates and irons out bacterial inconsistencies - clearing up oily and grimy skin and reduces reliance on deodorants, makeup, and conventional moisturiser. You might even find you can shower less often and save water.
When to use: after, or instead of a shower!
How to use: keep in your fridge to prologue the life of the live cultures. Spray onto clean skin.
Fun fact: there are just 4 ingredients here: water, live-cultured ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB), disodium phosphate, and natural salts.
Keep your skin in balance with this friendly moisturiser - pact full with a plant-based extravaganza that’ll only make your skin radiate goodness. Derived from squalane from olives and caprylic/capric triglyceride from coconuts, your skin will thank you from its happy place on a tropical island beach. Use in tandem with Mother Dirt AO+ Mist for enhanced results.
When to use: anytime you feel the urge.
How to use: dispense a drop of the serum and gently apply to any area that you feel deserves a little love.
Fun fact: this moisturiser (as with all Mother Dirt products) is kid-friendly and preservative-free.
Don’t let your hair miss out on the microbiome party. It’s not just the skin that benefits from the genius over at the AOBiome lab. Perfect for all hair types and colours, you don’t even need to think about conditioner. Mother Dirt Shampoo is entirely plant-based and no animals were harmed in the production of this little winner.
When to use: whenever it’s shower time.
How to use: no magic here, it’s shampoo, go wild.
Fun fact: while this shampoo isn’t derived from AOB cultures, it’s designed to support and enhance AOB products like Mother Dirt’s AO+ Mist.
For a super solution to all your family’s body-wash needs, Mother Dirt’s body wash concentrate is the ideal microbiome-loving package that cleanses and soothes both oily and dry skin types. Use with AO+ Mist for enhanced results.
When to use: whenever you’re in self-care mode in the bathroom.
How to use: apply a small dap to your face or a damp cloth and gently massage and rinse.
Fun fact: Users in a 4-week trial noticed significant improvements in their appearance with over 60% claiming softer and smoother skin.