About us

Our philosophy builds on the fact that nature through 4,5 billion years of evolution has developed some amazing tools to many of today’s problems. Bacteria in particular have evolved into 10.000s of different species – each with unique capabilities.

Our research is intended to find the exact bacteria that have a healthy benefit for us humans. Practically, this means we’ve discovered and isolated more than 1.000 different lactic acid bacteria which we examine for capabilities that could help solve specific concerns. Lactic acid bacteria are a species which is already wide spread in our environment – it is therefore also safe to apply as our body easily recognizes and interacts with it.

We’ve found bacteria in fermented cabbage, beetroot and other vegetables. In the vagina of a pregnant woman, in baby feces (yes, there can also plenty of good bacteria here), and many other places. When we find new bacteria, we examine and test them through various scientific methods to find the bacteria with capabilities that work towards a specific need – as an example one that reduces pimples and impurities. And then we make them into products you can use.

Our purpose is to discover optimal solutions derived from nature to develop effective products to people with specific concerns, but also to people who seek the general health benefits of applying probiotics. Through this, we create effective, chemical-free products that are good for you and the planet.

All our products are therefore natural, organic and without preservatives and perfumes.

Our team consists of microbiologists, biotechnologists, and biochemists who all live and breath bacteria.

FAQ

  • The microbiome is your body's microscopic friends. More precisely, the microbiome is the total gene pool of all the microorganisms that live on and in your body. Most of these live in the intestines, but many also live elsewhere on the body, including the skin and vagina. Altogether, these microorganisms represent more than 50% of the total cells in your body. A few are harmful (pathogens), but the vast majority are either harmless or downright essential to you and your health (probiotic).

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  • The official definition of ""Probiotic"" was publsihed in 2001 by a UN/WHO expert panel and defined as: ""live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host"".

    Alright, so what does that mean?

    Live microorganisms
    This refers to the probiotic bacteria which in itself is a microorganism. ""Live"" is essential here since some of the benefits of probiotics derive from the bacteria being alive when you as a consumer receive the product. Not just when the product is manufactured. The bacteria may die before you receive and start using it. It's a tough task keeping the bacteria alive all the way through production, warehousing, delivery as well as on the shelf in your home.

    Adequate amounts
    It's crucial that the amount of bacteria is sufficient to do a difference. Our products contain 10^8 CFU (colony forming units) per milliliter. This means that each milliliter in the product contain 100.000.000 bacteria (100 million), which we through our studies know is sufficient.

    Health benefit
    You can easily cover your body in bacteria by going outside and laying in the grass. There's plenty of bacteria there. But does it have any positive impact on your body? To fulfill the definition of 'Probiotic', the specific living microorganism added to the product must have demonstrated a positive health benefit.

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    ... or any other person or animal using the probiotic.

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  • Generally, yes.

    Your body and skin is a complex system. Typically people with specific problems will experience results quicker. However even though you're not struggling with specific problems it makes sense to continuously strengthen your microbiome to maintain balance, since problems often correlate with imbalances, which can be caused by a range of endogenous and exotengous variations ranging from diet and lifestile to birth control pills, antibiotic treatments, and more.

  • Great question!

    The latest research underline that the skin's health and apperance is correlated with the balance of the skin's microbiome. The live, probiotic bacteria In our products are specifically chosen to help with the imbalances that can lead to dry, irritated and itchy skin, redness, pimples and impurities.

  • That all bacteria are dangerous is one of the biggest misunderstandings of our time. Of the millions of known bacteria that exist, the scientific field have found less than a 100 that are pathogenic. The vast majority of the bacteria that live on and within us are harmless or even essential to basic human fysiology like digesting our food, the function of our immune system or creating a protective barrier.

  • Yes.

    Probiotic lactic acid bacteria like the ones we use are a natural part of the skin and body and constitue an important part of the immune system. When applied, they support and supplement your microbiome's natural diversity.

    Our probiotic strains are on EU's QPS list (Qualified Presumption of Safety) and on the US' GRAS (Generally regard as Safe).

    Additionally, all products are natural, organic and perfume-free.

  • Yes.

    All products can be used while pregnant or breastfeeding. The concept behind our brand is discover optimal solutions derived from nature to develop effective products that are good for you without compromising the health of your skin or body.

  • No.

    We never add perfume to our products.

  • LB244R® is isolated from fermented cabbage
    LB356® is isolated from fermented beetroot
    LB606R is isolated from a baby's stool (yes, there's also plenty of good bacteria here)
    LB714R is isolated from the vaginal microbiome of a pregnant woman

  • Our philosophy to skincare, revolving around probiotics, is to use few but effective ingredients. This means that with our products, we rarely recommend using more than one or two products as a complete morning- and evening routine.

    If you however still wish to use other products in complement to BAK, you can still do that. You should however be aware that many traditional skincare products are water-based and therefore contain preservatives which are added to kill bacteria. We therefore recommend that you wait as long as possible (preferably 60 minutes) between the probiotic products and the traditional ones in order for the bacteria to establish themselves on the skin.

  • Yes, you can.

    For oliy skin a ""dry oil"" and quickly absorbed oil is typically recommended.

    Especially Jojoba Oil, which we use in most products, is highly effective for people with pimples, impurities and oily skin. It is the natural oil that resembles the skin's own sebum the most. Many experience a cleansing effect from jojoba oil as well as balancing of the skin's own production of excess sebum which makes the skin less oily after use.

  • If you are not satisfied with your results from the product, we will be more than happy to send a different product for you to try. Otherwise we'll refund the purchase.

  • Our products contain living bacteria why you should be aware of the storage and expiration date.

    When you receive the product it can be kept refrigerated (2-8°C) for more than 12 months without losing effekt. When you start using the product it can be stored at room temperature for ~3 months without loosing effect. If you don't expect to use the product within ~3 months it is a good idea to keep the product refrigerated.

  • Oils and serums for the skin:
    Apply a small amount 1-2 times a day.

    Our philosophy to skincare, revolving around probiotics, is to use few but effective products. This means that with our products, we rarely recommend using more than one or two products as a complete morning- and evening routine.

    If you however still wish to use other products in complement to BAKs, you can still do that. You should however be aware that many traditional skincare products are water-based and therefore contain preservatives which are added to kill bacteria. We therefore recommend that you wait as long as possible (preferably 60 minutes) between the probiotic products and the traditional ones in order for the bacteria to have a significant effect on the skin.

    Intimate serum:
    Apply a small amount to the vulva 1-2 times a day.

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