The traditional use of cosmetic products to enhance beauty is today being surpassed by its ability to improve well-being in consumers. Whether it’s a boost in confidence when catching their reflection in the mirror or wanting to reduce the effects from stress in their daily lives, the use of cosmetics is playing a role, not only in consumer physical beauty, but also in their well-being. Influencing this shift is a better understanding of the skin, the largest organ in the body, and its role in wellness.
The skin has a strong connection to the nervous system – known as the skin-brain axis – which functions in a bidirectional way. This connection is largely due to the complex physiological environment of the skin, which contains cutaneous nerve endings that interact with neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, as well as stress hormones, which control this two-way street between the skin and our psychological state, and vice versa. As a result, an improvement of several skin appearance features has been linked with enhanced wellness, mood and self-esteem.
In response to this connection, Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty’s Lipotec™ Active Ingredients line has several innovative solutions that have been proven to not only improve skin appearance, but also elevate well-being and positive emotions, along with minimizing psychological stress, which has been measured by different innovative approaches. Ingredients include:
- TelophiTM biotech ingredient: helps to counteract psychological stress-induced skin changes while restoring the harmony of facial features
- OxylanceTM advanced botanical ingredient: improvement of skin oxygenation levels and sense of happiness for a “yoga-like” experience
- UniclayTM biotech ingredient: a fermentation-based extract that mimics the benefits of clays to purify the skin while improving self-perception