Second only to sunlight in causing premature aging, stress affects every element of the skin. From surface appearance to the life cycle of skin cells, stress aggravates and amplifies existing skin problems. The release of cortisol during stressful events can lead to sudden acne breakouts, unexplained redness and dry, patchy skin. Prolonged stress has been shown to accelerate skin aging by as much as 10 years. Each time a stressful event occurs, cortisol is released into the body and the inflammatory cascade that is the signal to ‘age’ begins. Cell membranes are damaged, DNA strands shortened and the production of collagen and elastin is reduced. The result: prematurely aged, blotchy, sluggish skin.
(Cortinhib™) inhibits the visible effects of cortisol with its natural anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anti-microbial properties. Derived from the “Everlasting” plant, this ingredient begins working to support stressed skin within minutes of application. Calmosensine™, calms hot, irritated, itchy skin and relaxes tension lines caused by stress. Teprenone, (Renovage™), extends the productive lifespan of stressed skin cells, working to combat early cell death and the premature aging that follows. Ergothioneine, an antioxidant amino acid, protects against oxidative stress and reinvigorates sluggish skin.
Regular twice a day use and/or immediate application after a stressful event is recommended. Stress may be a fact of life but premature aging doesn’t have to be with new Stress Recovery Complex.