Blue Zones Skin Care

Immunocologie’s Earth-loving celebration of longevity and holistic well-being.
The world’s five blue zones prioritize a plant-based diet, movement and community. Photo: Gaddafi Rusli

By Jenna Lebovits

The all-natural, science-driven skin care brand Immunocologie Skincare has just unveiled a collaboration with the eco- and longevity-focused group Blue Zones. The organization, which was founded in 2004 by bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner, is committed to the study and practice of longevity. The initiative’s main concepts make it easier for people to live better and longer through its ongoing research and identification of the world’s healthiest, longest-living cultures in locations across the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California.

The partnership—which follows the release of the popular 2023 Netflix docuseries Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, hosted by Buettner—is a natural next step for Immunocologie founder Karen Ballou, whose well-minded philosophy is the guiding ethos of the brand. “I am most inspired by the way Blue Zones has encouraged people to look at one’s lifestyle for longevity,” shares Ballou. “Immunocologie’s holistic approach to skin health aligns with Blue Zones’ principles of working with the Earth, nature and community.” 

The new skin-health collaboration marks the first ever of its kind for Blue Zones, and features three of Immunocologie’s signature glow-boosting products: cult favorite Vital Clay Mask, detoxifying Vital Ionic Mist and self-heating Lava Mask. Each of the products, which are formulated with all skin types in mind, derives entirely from natural, cold-pressed ingredients and joins Blue Zones’ growing roster of pro-longevity tools, such as a meal planner app and online culinary courses plus foods and beverages. The inclusion of Immunocologie’s skin care in the Blue Zones store marks a shared appreciation for evidence-backed well-being and longevity-focused beauty. 

Immunocologie founder Karen Ballou. Photo courtesy of Immunocologie Skincare

With an abundance of skin care brands available in the ever-growing $150 billion global market space, what sets this holistic line apart from the rest? The answer lies in Immunocologie’s thoughtful, multifaceted approach that centers skin health and its microbiome at the forefront. “It needs to be cared for just like we care for our gut health,” shares Ballou. Unlike harsh chemicals used by many other skin care lines, Immunocologie’s mineral- and vitamin-rich lineup restores pH balance and supports the skin’s natural bio-intelligence, enabling it to better heal itself from the negative effects of environmental stressors and maintain a healthy barrier. “We are ‘juicing for the skin,’” says Ballou. “We look like skin care, we act like skin care, but we are more than skin care—we promise skin health with naturally glowing, balanced skin.” Immunocologie is the culmination of Ballou’s lifelong mission to develop clean, effective skin care like no other—one that nurtures the skin from the outside in.

Of the five original blue zones regions across the globe, Ballou has traveled to Loma Linda, which she fondly recounts as “a place of community with a foundation of food for longevity,” and visiting the other four remains at the top of her bucket list.;