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All about stress and how it affects your skin

Best skincare product for stressed skin

Stress is a part of life, and stress can affect the health and appearance of skin.


When the body is under stress, it releases cortisol, a regulatory substance transported in tissue fluids to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action.

This effect, over time, can negatively affect the skin in a number of ways.

While managing stress is of utmost important, it’s good to know there is topical help:

HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum with Neurophroline™

Neurophroline is the first cosmetic active ingredient shown to address the visible effects of cortisol. It is derived from the wild indigo plant, Tephrosia purpurea, a native Indian plant used in Ayurvedic medicine for its skin benefits. Neurophroline also helps promote the release of endorphins which are relaxing neuropeptides in skin.

Neurophroline is the primary “hero” ingredient in HA7X Serum, which is the first U.S. product to contain this gold-award winning active.

Givaudan Active Beauty, the inventor of Neurophroline, has this to say about this remarkable ingredient:


Neurophroline™: think yourself younger

The revolutionary stress-busting active Neurophroline™, developed by Givaudan can not only combat the signs of environmental aggressors such as pollution and climate, but can also treat the real culprit of ageing – stress. Stress takes its toll on our skin, accelerating ‘wear and tear’ such as circles under the eyes, a fatigued appearance or fine lines. This breakthrough development from Givaudan triggers different actions in our physiological makeup to combat our stress hormones.

Romain, Givaudan’s R&D Director explains how it works: “Being stressed is actually bad for your skin; there are many products for anti-ageing, but none that target stress, despite the fact that this is a key ageing culprit.

“Our new product, Neurophroline™, stimulating the ‘feel good’ beta-endorphins and combating the main stress-hormone, cortisol.” 

He continues: “We can tell whether the product is working by checking that the genes promoting the anti-oxidation are being stimulated. Anti-oxidation is a process that counteracts the negative effect of stress; this is scientifically important because of the link between feeling stressed and ageing skin. This powerful active ingredient generates results in two weeks, especially on high stress areas where the skin is thinnest, e.g. around the eyes."

Romain also gives insights into how feeling less stressed can make us look younger, and why: “Our skin and our brains share the same embryonic origin, meaning that how we feel inside affects how we look outside. If we are stressed, we will look tired, and age faster. If the brain thinks we’re happy and balanced, the skin will react positively… essentially we can think ourselves young again!”

Reverse the visible effects of stress on your skin. Get HA7X here today.

Read more here:

https://www.givaudan.com/fragrances/active-beauty/beauty-breakthroughs-set-to-revolutionise-skin-care

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All about the patented protein Keravis in RevivHair Stimulating Conditioner

Before and after using Keravis in RevivHair Stimulating Conditioner

Hair Strengthening Protein

Healthy hair is resistant to breakage because it demonstrates flexibility within its cortex as well as maintaining cuticle integrity. Through daily grooming and styling, hair is subjected to tensile forces, bending stresses and cuticle abrasion that ultimately cause a weakening of the hair fiber itself in addition to damaging the cuticle layer.

Increasing the strength of the hair is a two-fold strategy that must address both its inner flexibility along with the integrity of its surface layer. With an intermediate-range molecular weight of 1800, Keravis™ (INCI: Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol) addresses both of these issues by simultaneously penetrating the hair shaft to optimize moisture content and plasticity of the hair, while also forming a cross-linking film that coats the hair to lubricate, protect and reinforce the cuticle. Hair treated with the Keravis strengthening active shows a proven increase in hair strength - triple the strength of damaged hair compared to a control conditioner. Treated hair can demonstrate the increased resilience, flexibility and reduced breakage seen in healthy hair.

RevivHair Stimulating Conditioner utilizes this patented protein to address the three fundamental parameters of hair strength: tensile properties, bending modulus and cuticle abrasion.

See more on its product page here.

— Portions excerpted from Keravis datasheet and Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine 

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Might anti-pollution mean anti-acne?

Best skincare products for acne and pollution

A new study published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology explores the connection between pollution and inflammatory acne.

The study revealed that acne symptoms can be connected with regions having high levels of air pollution.

The paper also reported that while the prevalence of acne is similar between Asian and Caucasian women, Asian women experience inflammatory acne more frequently and report flare-ups during high pollution periods.

Neurophroline, one of the remarkable primary ingredients in HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum, has shown to target pollution, stress, and cortisol.

This new study reveals that such an ingredient might also be useful in combating the appearance of acne and acne symptoms.

Read more here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5446966/

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Head-to-Head Comparison: HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum vs. SkinMedica® HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

HA7X Hydrator bests HA5 | 29 of the same ingredients + Neurophroline | Half the price

HA7X is the first direct competitor to award-winning HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator by SkinMedica®, a component of Allergan, Inc.

HA7X includes 29 of the same primary ingredients in HA5, including Vitis Flower Stem Cell Extract, Peptide Complexes, and Sea Polysaccharides from French Polynesia.

But we didn't stop there: HA7X includes two additional, cutting-edge hyaluronic technologies (for a total of seven); HA5 only contains five.

HA7X is also the first U.S. product to contain benefits of Gold award-winning Neurophroline™ targeting stress, pollution, and cortisol.

Yet with these new actives, HA7X is about half the price as SkinMedica’s version.

HA7X works for all skin types, and is the perfect complement to any skincare regimen to prevent and combat the signs of aging.

Find out more on its product page here.

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