For a better, Microbiome-friendly world!

Microbiome-friendly Certification

"MyMicrobiome is the first independent control body that rigorously tests cosmetic and textile products for the impact on the skin’s microbiome. Based on human microbes we have developed a standardized test which creates clear, significant results referring to the latest scientific findings. The tests are performed in qualified laboratories in Germany and give information about the influence of products on key species within the skin microbiome. The product shall leave the skin microbiome untouched and respect the diversity and balance of the skin microbiome."

Dr. Kristin Neumann,
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Microbiome-friendly cosmetics

The microbiome is increasingly in the focus of consumers

In the USA, 50% of all consumers over the age of 18 are already interested in trying personal care products that protect the skin microbiome.

The microbiome will play a key role in defending against skin diseases in the future. The minimum requirement for a cosmetic product should be to be Microbiome-friendly, which means it does no harm to the skin microbiome.

Source: Mintel
Base: 1,963 internet users aged 18+ who use soap, bath, and shower products, US
December 2019

The world's first and leading microbiome certification provides clarity

Numerous so-called "Microbiome-friendly/gentle" products are already flooding the market without any control authority behind them. Our standards bring clarity and transparency to this unregulated market. For health-conscious consumers, our certification instills confidence in your product. Quality seals are a crucial factor for consumers in deciding which items to purchase.

We've pioneered the world's first standards for Microbiome-friendly products, assessing skin care products and textiles to gauge their influence on the microbiome. Once the product has passed the test, it may carry the "Microbiome-friendly" seal of quality.

"Investment in certification is imperative."
Microbiome Beauty Boom, WGSN, May 2, 2021


Our tests comply with the scientific gold standard

Our tests are performed in our German laboratory under stringent control conditions, utilizing replicable and standardized methods.

We consider the 80-90% of human microbes most commonly found in each skin area and assess the influence of the product on the typical key microbes of that specific skin area. Depending on the product´s application, we determine with the manufacturer which skin area should undergo testing.

It is important for brands to recognize the need for scientific evidence, tailored to their product, to support a Microbiome-friendly claim. In November 2022, we underwent a regulatory audit by Bloom Regulatory for our Cosmetic Standard 18.10-24.10.

"MyMicrobiome ‘microbiome friendly’ certification provides companies with robust and scientific data to build their substantiation claim files."
Bloom Regulatory, November, 2022

The benefits of our "Microbiome-friendly" certification

A key issue for the future

The topic of the skin microbiome is gaining increasing awareness.


Validation of claims

Successfully passing the certification ensures that your product respects the body's microbial diversity and balance. You can be proud of your achievement!


Competitive advantage

Brands must prove their worth for the customer to qualify for purchase.



For health-conscious consumers, our certification instills confidence in your product.


Marketing tool

A seal of quality is a powerful branding tool and is rounding up the profile of your product.

Proven branding

A selection of our customers / awards

Numerous brands in the cosmetics industry, with over 700 tested products, place their trust in our seal:

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