AOBiome proposes using live bacteria, once integral to the skins' ecosystem, to keep our bodies smelling fresh

AOBiome is selling skin-dwelling bacteria that will eat your stink and sweat away in the form of cosmetics. Branding the line as Mother Dirt, the company seeks hygiene inspiration from pure, unadulterated dirt.

In a press release, the company cites our culture of antibacterials that disrupt the normal fauna on our skin. Justina Aganovic, General Manager for Consumer Products at AOBiome claims:

AOB (ammonia-oxidizing bacteria) were once a crucial part of the skin’s ecosystem, but they’ve been lost due to modern chemistry in today’s products and our lifestyles. With Mother Dirt, we’re creating products that enhance and protect the skin biome.

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