The Future of Skincare Innovation: Bacteriophages
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The Future of Skincare Innovation: Bacteriophages

by Parallel Health Team

Keeping your skin healthy and radiant is no easy task—especially with challenges like acne, infections, and inflammation. But at Parallel, we believe in leveraging the latest scientific advancements to bring you the most effective bacteriophage serum with over 30-300 billion phages per bottle.

So, What are Bacteriophages?

Bacteriophages, or phages for short, are naturally occurring microbes that infect and kill bacteria. Unlike antibiotics, which can indiscriminately kill both harmful and beneficial bacteria, phages are highly specific, targeting only certain bacterial strains. This precision makes them an attractive option for treating bacterial infections without disrupting the natural balance of the skin’s microbiome.

How Do They Work?

In general, phages work by attaching to specific (pathogenic) bacteria and inserting its own DNA, which eventually kills the bacteria. At Parallel, we’ve discovered powerful combinations of precision phages to target and eliminate harmful bacteria on the skin, reducing inflammation and preventing infections, while maintaining the beneficial bacteria that produce ceramides and is essential for your skin barrier.

Why Bacteriophages are a Skincare Game-Changer

We’re excited about the potential of bacteriophages to transform skincare routines. Here’s why:

  • Targeted Treatment: Phages are like precision-guided missiles, targeting only the harmful bacteria causing your skin issues, while leaving beneficial bacteria intact.
  • Fight Antibiotic Resistance: With antibiotic resistance on the rise, phages offer a sustainable alternative that evolves with bacterial mutations, reducing the risk of resistance.
  • Natural and Gentle: Phages are a natural part of our environment and work harmoniously with your skin’s microbiome, making them a gentle yet effective option for all skin types.

Benefits of Bacteriophages

When it comes to skincare, maintaining a healthy balance of the skin microbiome is key. After all, our skin is home to a diverse ecosystem of bacteria, both good and bad. While some bacteria contribute to skin health and protection, others can lead to issues like acne, infections, and inflammation.


Did you know bacteria play a significant role in various skin issues, with acne being one of the most common conditions influenced by bacterial activity? Research has shown that overgrowth of certain strains of C. acnes bacteria lead to clogged pores, inflammation, and pimples. Furthermore, imbalances in the skin microbiome of other types of bacteria can exacerbate inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hidradenitis suppurativa, and even wrinkles.  

Unlike traditional treatments that may disrupt the skin's microbiome by indiscriminately killing both harmful and beneficial bacteria, bacteriophages precisely target bacteria while leaving beneficial ones intact. In acne, this targeted approach not only helps clear existing breakouts but also supports the overall health of the skin microbiome, reducing the risk of future flare-ups.


If you're eager to experience the benefits of bacteriophage-based skincare, we invite you to explore our MD-03 Phage Protocol. This comprehensive protocol is an ongoing concierge plan that includes skin microbiome testing and the formulation of a custom phage serum tailored to your skin's unique needs. Members also get 24/7 access to a doctor, personalized prescriptions, and 30% off all other products.

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