by Lisa Keilhofer

WOSH. Skin care with focus on the microbiome.

„All Natural Bodycare made for your Skin Microbiome”. With this slogan, we were particularly curious how WOSH’s Facial Bar would perform in our tests. To put the result first: We can confirm that WOSH is “Microbiome-friendly” certified for Standard 18.10, facial skin.

The special ingredient of WOSH Mineral Bars is Kisolite® Biogenic mineral powder (or Kisolite® BMP) from clay from the coastal region of British Columbia, Canada. It is found from former glacial impacts some 14,000 years ago. This almost magic ingredient, as WOSH itself puts it, raise our interest and we were really curious about how it would do in our test runs. We scrutinized WOSH in our quality test, balance test, vitality test, and diversity test, and we are happy to confirm that WOSH does not impact your facial skin microbiome and can call itself “Microbiome-friendly”, officially.

Have a look at their homepage and enjoy some interesting facts on the microbiome as well as their blog with recommendations for sustainable skin care, detox recipes, and much more to discover:

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Lisa Keilhofer
Lisa Keilhofer

Lisa Keilhofer studied at the University of Regensburg. She works in internationalization and as a freelance editor.

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