Dr. Kristin Neumann, microbiologist and founder
Dr. Kristin Neumann, microbiologist and founder

Our certification for a Microbiome-friendly world!

"MyMicrobiome is an independent control body that rigorously tests products and single ingredients for the impact on the skin’s microbiome. We have developed a standardized test which creates clear, digital results in vitro, referring to the latest scientific findings. The tests are performed in independently certified and accredited laboratories in Germany and we are able to perform identifications and colony counts in cosmetic products.

In principle the tests give information about the influence on the key species of the skin microbiome. The product shall respect the microbial diversity of the skin und support the skin to defend its balance."


The cosmetics industry is already working at full speed

Although hardly anyone has ever heard of the microbiome, the cosmetics industry is already working very intensively on this topic. Numerous so-called 'biome/microbiome-friendly/gentle/..." products are already flooding the cosmetics market without any control authority behind them.


When it comes to products/cosmetics for the microbiome, people are dependent on trusting the manufacturer.

In addition, most conventional products still have an intentional or unintentional antibacterial effect and thus damage our skin microbiome. We are often not aware of how many products contain antibacterial agents. Above all deodorants, but also creams, lipsticks, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes etc.

For the health-conscious consumer our certification is imparting confidence in your product.




The world's first and only microbiome test finally provides clarity

 We have developed the world's first standards for microbiome-friendly products, which examine cosmetic and skin care products and test their influence on the microbiome. Once the product has passed the test, it may carry the "Microbiome-friendly" seal of approval.

With our standards we bring clarity to this confusing market.

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Our certification creates trust.
Our tests are based on the latest scientific findings.

Since every person has an individual skin microbiome, which has a different microbial composition even on different skin areas, it was very complicated to develop a standardized test. We consider the 80-90% of microbes that are most common in each skin area and test the influence of the product on the typical key microbes of this special skin area. Depending on where the product is used, we decide together with the manufacturer which skin area should be tested. For each skin area we have a separate set of microbes to test on.


An overview of our standards

MyMicrobiome Standard 18.10

The MyMicrobiome Standard 18.10 certifies all products that have an influence on our skin of face and body.

MyMicrobiome Standard 19.10

The MyMicrobiome Standard 19.10 certifies all products that have an influence on our scalp.

MyMicrobiome Standard 20.10

The MyMicrobiome Standard 20.10 certifies all products that have an influence on the infant skin.

MyMicrobiome Standard 21.10

The MyMicrobiome Standard 21.10 certifies all products that have an influence on our private parts.

MyMicrobiome Standard 22.10

The MyMicrobiome Standard 22.10 certifies all products that have an influence on our foot microbiota.

MyMicrobiome Standard 23.10

The MyMicrobiome Standard 23.10 certifies all products that have an influence on our oral microbiota.

What conclusions can be drawn from our tests?

Our test examines various aspects of influence, a product has on the tested skin microbiome:

Is the product free from contamination, e.g. germs or fungi not supposed to be in the product?

Are bacteria specific to the area of the body the product will be in use at able to grow unharmed?

Is the variety of the microbiome preserved in the presence of the product?

Is the skin balance disturbed by the product by fostering of harmful bacteria and the suppression of protecting bacteria? ?

The product receives marks from 1-3 in all tests, the product has passed with an overall mark of 1.0 - 2.0.

In summary the product must not harm the microbiome, but respect the microbial diversity of the skin und support the skin to defend its balance.



The "Microbiome-friendly" seal of quality

If the product has passed the test and is thus classified as microbiome-friendly, we give manufacturers the opportunity to use the "Microbiome-friendly" seal of approval.

An overview of all Microbiome-friendly certified products:

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