The Natural Products Research Institute (NPRI) has announced the creation of a line of probiotic skin products, which the company says will be formulated with natural ingredients.
The probiotic lines, named Skin Pro and Skin Pro 2, are intended to improve skin health through a blend of skin care and skin care products, said CEO and cofounder Dr. J. Lee Kaplan.
“Our mission is to provide our customers with the best skin care options possible while still offering the natural products they need to support their wellness,” Kaplan said in a press release.
The products are expected to hit shelves in the fall of 2017, according to the release.
Skin Pro 2 features products such as a blend containing organic and natural ingredients that are rich in vitamins A and C, which are used to fight off bacteria and viruses.
Skin Pro 1 is formulated with synthetic, antibiotic-resistant ingredients that help to improve barrier function and provide skin with a natural, natural-looking glow.
The Skin Pro line is being offered at a price point of $10 for women and $20 for men.
“There is a growing interest in skin care as a holistic and effective way to treat skin, especially as it relates to skin aging and the overall health of the skin,” Kaplan added.
“The combination of these products will provide our skin care customers with more natural and effective products, including skin care for the entire body and facial care, all while providing a natural barrier for their skin.”
Kaplan said the line will have products that are 100 percent natural and organic, which will include probiotic creams, natural moisturizers, and probiotic supplements.
He also said the company is working with leading skin care brands to ensure their products are formulated to deliver the best possible ingredients for skin health.
Kaplan added that the company will also be offering a line with the Skin Pro 3.5 and SkinPro 4, which contain ingredients like probiotic food and probiotics, and the products are slated to hit the shelves in late 2018.
Kaplans product lineup also includes skin care lines based on natural ingredients, such as Skin Pro Zero, which includes a blend with vitamin C and vitamin E. SkinPro 3.0, which is targeted at women, is a mix of natural ingredients and vitamin C.
Kaapin said the SkinPro line has been in development for a number of years and that the goal is to create a range of skin products that cater to the diverse skin care needs of women and men.
The company has also been working on a line for women, which Kaplan described as a “natural, natural skin care range,” and the line is slated to launch in early 2019.
Kapler added that a company called Organovo, which also develops probiotic products, will also launch a probiotic line of its own, which he said will be available in the spring of 2019.
Organovo is also working on products specifically designed to address skin issues including acne and wrinkles, he added.
The Natural Products R&D Institute, a nonprofit research organization that studies natural and synthetic products, released a report on probiotic-friendly products in 2016, which found that many of the probiotic ingredients in these products are well-known and well-tolerated.
The FDA has yet to comment on the company’s products, but Kaplan said the FDA has taken the position that probiotic and skin-care products that contain naturally occurring probiotics and nutrients are safe and effective.