May 2, 2019
Kriben Govender (Honours Degree in Food Science &
Technology) and James Shadrach (Honours Degree in Psychology) chat
with The President of Skincare company Mother Dirt on the Skin
Microbiome, factors impacting the development of skin disorders and
fostering a healthy skin ecosystem by reintroducing naturally
occurring soil bacteria.
Jasmina Aganovic is the President of Mother
a line of biome-friendly personal care products
focused on restoring and maintaining the delicate balance of the
skin biome. The technology is based off research from AOBiome, a
biotech company focused on transforming human health through
products that restore Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB), which
current hygiene practices have stripped from the modern microbiome.
She is a cosmetics and consumer goods entrepreneur who received her
degree in chemical and biological engineering from MIT. Her career
path combined her technical background with roles at consumer
brands like LVMH, Fresh, NutraClick and Living Proof.
The Mother Dirt Origin Story- Meeting David Whitlock &
Rolling in the dirt
Ammonia Oxidising Bacteria
The importance of nature
The skin microbiome
Acne, Eczema and Skin Inflammatory Disease
The Skin Microbiome- Eyes and Ears of the Immune System
Jasmina’s 10 year acne struggle
“Less is more"
The impact of Antibacterial Agents in Skincare Products
What is P. acne?
Balancing the Skin Microbiome
Has David Whitlock taken a shower?
Do we need to use deodorant?
Skin Peace Keeper- Ammonia Oxidising Bacteria-
AO+ Mist function
Using AO+ as a deodorant
Biome Friendly Skincare
What are Skin Probiotics?
Is diversity best for the Skin Microbiome?
When is the best time to apply AO+ Mist
Is AO+ Mist suitable for children
Jasmina’s Skincare Routine
Jasmina’s top skincare tip
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