GLOWBIOTICS MD is the first ever medical-grade probiotic skin care line–recently rebranded GLOWBIOTICS MD from mybody in order to better represent the transformative effects of their probiotic formulas. What caught my attention about GLOWBIOTICS MD is that the probiotic element is just one facet of their formulations; they blend their immune-boosting probiotics with targeted bioactives (several patented) that enable cellular regeneration without traditional irritation. Their formulas target and treat a number of skin conditions, such as: fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, redness/Rosacea, acne, excessive dryness, and sagging skin.
I had the opportunity to test MYHERO Triple-Action Age Reversal Serum and MYHERO Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion.
Although GLOWBIOTICS MD has named the product MYHERO Triple-Action Age Reversal Serum, the three featured anti-aging ingredients are only the top of the iceburg, as the product actually has several key ingredients. It features: a Smart Retinoid Complex that delivers the results of retinol without the traditional irritation; Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a highly stable form of Vitamin C to brighten skin, reduce pigmentation, and prevent free radical damage; Smart Peptides 239/240, safe biomimetic peptides that promote collagen production to firm skin; Renovage; as well as Skin Tightener ST, a unique marine peptide complex that tightens slack skin. Several things have proved special about MYHERO Triple-Action Age Reversal Serum. First, I am seeing true benefits of retinol on wrinkles and skin texture with absolutely no irritation (unheard of for my sensitive, reactive skin). I wanted to know how this was possible, because Retin-A and retinol have always ravaged my skin, so I sent my question to GLOWBIOTIC MD’s Director of Education, Daniel Clary, and he explained:
- Due to the acid moiety (arm) of the retinoic acid molecule (Vitamin A), when applied topically it literally dismantles and destroys the skin’s protective barrier in order to penetrate. Barrier disruption, to ANY degree, causes the inflammatory response to activate. Retin-A keeps the skin in a vicious and perpetual cycle of inflammation. This will age skin fast.
- Our Smart Retinoid Complex contains GDR (Glycerl Diretinoate), a retinoic acid ester, a biproduct of reacting retinoic acid with glycerin. This represents the only bioactive form of Vitamin A (retinoic acid) that the cell can actually utilize WITHOUT disrupting the skin’s barrier [and without triggering the vicious cycle of inflammation that will age skin]. This is the gold standard now in retinoid augmentation. Skin integrity intact, and no inflammation activated.
As someone whose skin tends to turn red as a beet at the mere first touch of Retin-A or retinol, I am highly impressed with this Smart Retinoid Complex. My skin is gradually looking firmer, and lines are fainter. Again, all this has been achieved without any irritation or drying of my temperamental skin. GLOWBIOTICS MD MYHERO Triple-Action Age Reversal Serum, with its Smart Retinoid Complex and abundance of anti-aging actives, is my favorite retinol product ever; because there is no drying or inflammation, I finally see the benefits retinol is “supposed” to deliver.
MYHERO Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion is another gem. The key ingredients that caught my attention were the probiotic bioactives, beta glucan, and smart peptides (including Septilift DPHP). The probiotic bioactives are anti-inflammatory and help promote key structural protein gene expression of collagen and elastin. These probiotic bioactives are combined with beta glucan, a prebiotic that is powerfully synergistic and creates a match made in skin care (and chemistry) heaven to deliver maximum benefits. The smart peptides in turn, have been proven to significantly reduce wrinkle depth, act as potent antioxidants, protect the dermal matrix, and firm collagen. I found MYHERO Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion to be an ultra-light yet hydrating moisturizer that absorbs easily, minimizes inflammation, and softens signs of aging.
After rapidly losing weight due to a lupus flare, I had found myself troubled by slack facial skin with marionette lines and sagging below the mouth. MYHERO Triple-Action Age Reversal Serum and Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion are the first products I have found that made a significant difference in sagging. I especially saw an improvement in my nasolabial folds and sag under the corners of my mouth (see Before and After). I still have some progress to make, but I can honestly say that I began to see glimmers of improvement within the first week of using these GLOWBIOTICS MD products, and I have no doubt the improvement will keep coming. In less than a month, my face has tightened up to be much more like what I remember. I consider that a significant achievement, and I would say that MYHERO Triple-Action Age Reversal and Firming + Replenishing Lotion are among the best anti-aging products I have ever tried. They both deserve a lot of credit. Together, they are a very powerful anti-aging combination and actually seem to reduce skin irritation rather than contributing to it.
Last but not least, I love that GLOWBIOTICS MD donates 1% of profits to mental health charities. This is a company that is also on the cutting-edge of science with their formulations. Thanks to Daniel Clary, Director of Education at GLOWBIOTICS MD, who helped me understand how the ingredients in each blend work together to deliver maximum benefits. This is a company that has heart and is also on top of its game.
CONCLUSION: I give GLOWBIOTICS MD my highest recommendation. They offer unique targeted formulas that yield real results.