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.

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

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Protect your skin from polluted air

UV exposure isn't the only cause of premature skin aging. Pollution contributes. Here's how to thwart that.


Pollution, ozone, dirt and chemicals from vehicle emissions, plants, factories, cigarette smoke, etc., are seen by consumers as the second largest cause of skin, scalp and hair problems across the globe; the first is lack of sleep.*

HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum is the first U.S. skincare product to contain award-winning Neurophroline®, the "neuro-soothing, anti-stress, feel-good, anti-pollution" active derived from the Terephrosia Purpurea plant, Gold winner of the In-Cosmetics Innovation Zone.

Gold Award for best skincare ingredient


Clinical efficacy on volunteers with stressed skin (polluted air):

The clinical efficacy of Neurophroline was evaluated in a double blind test versus placebo under dermatological control. Twenty four volunteers aged 40 to 67 years old took part in the study (average age: 53 ± 2years).

The clinical test was run during summer time, in skin-stressing conditions as the volunteers where living in an geographical area known to have significant atmospheric pollution (measured in ten air quality control stations around the location of the clinical test during the testing period).

The volunteers applied twice a day the placebo or the cream containing Neurophroline at 2% on the most sensitive skin part of their face: under their eyes. The clinical assessment was run for one month.

Pollution by PM10 and ozone was always very close to the recommended limits and exceeded it at some periods. Therefore the stress was very intense during the testing period.

Results: Neurophroline significantly enhances the skin luminosity of volunteers with stressed skin in 2 weeks, with up to +57% improvement in one month.

Neurophroline also shows very rapid results at improving the global skin color around the eye. Skin redness is significantly reduced by 2.4 times after 28 days, and the skin’s color is significantly improved by 99% during the same period of time:

Undereye treatment with best skincare topical for skin luminosity


Get the remarkable benefits of Neurophroline, along with instant plumping, wrinkle blur, 72 hour hydration, and innumerable other benefits of HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum.

See its product listing here.

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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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