Nutritional Bodycare

Our formulations deliver the most comprehensive approach to health in body care utilizing a unique twofold method:
A proprietary blend of microbiome balancing prebiotics and postbiotics that directly targets the root of skin health and helps address skin issues before they occur.
An expansive composition of multivitamins and essential actives thoughtfully curated based on compatibility and selected to optimize for radiance, firmness, hydration and smoothness.

The root of skin health is the microbiome.

Skin is the human body’s largest organ and serves as our first line of defense against temperature fluctuations, damaging UV rays and environmental toxins.1 It helps prevent infection and is packed with nerves that keep the brain in touch with the outside world. Skin is made up of three main layers — the outermost is called the epidermis and this is where many microorganisms that make up our skin microbiome reside.
Think of the skin microbiome as a collection of ecosystems home to trillions of microorganisms essential for not only skin but comprehensive health.2 Our microbiome plays a vital role in fending off disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens), boosting barrier protection and aiding immune defenses.3 Maintaining a balanced skin microbiome involves a complex and dynamic interplay among microorganisms, immune cells, skin cells and more.

skin health impacts overall health.

Recent studies have linked skin health to comprehensive health by potentially influencing the state of our entire body. Disturbances of the epidermis are implicated in allergies (eczema and food allergies), psoriasis, acne and skin aging, perhaps due to the microbiome’s potential ability to communicate with our immune system. Studies have also revealed the potential association between atopic dermatitis and autoimmune disorders, and eczema and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

what affects skin health?

Age and gender are the most important factors that are specific to each person and affect their unique skin microbiome. Additional factors that influence one’s microbiome are hygiene habits, lifestyle, and the environment they live in. The skin microbiome is also affected by external environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity and sunlight.
Traditional personal care products have the potential to negatively influence the skin microbiome by reducing its diversity or changing the composition, which can affect comprehensive health. Another factor that affects the skin microbiome is pH-disrupting topicals. Your skin is naturally acidic, hovering at a pH level of approximately. This is important because the “good” microorganisms on your skin prefer a more acidic environment. If your pH is disrupted too dramatically or too frequently, it can create an environment for unwanted microbes to thrive. iota formulations are crafted at a microbiome-friendly pH level of 5.0-5.5.