Each time there are more studies and research which demonstrate the connection between the skin and the nervous system. It refers to emotional cosmetics, the use of cosmetics to achieve integral well-being.
We know the impact that feelings has in our skin (stress, sadness, fear, fatigue, lack of sleep …). Therefore, lately there is a trend for neurocosmetics, which in addition to improving the appearance of the skin, increases our well-being sensation in general, connecting skin and brain nuclei.
Chronic stress, tiredness and lack of sleep, have immediate negative impacts on our skin, due to an excessive release of hormones that cause loss of elasticity, dehydration, inflammation or spots, which produces wrinkles and loss of luminosity in our skin.
It is for this reason that nowadays there are cosmetics with psychoactive ingredients that act by inhibiting, or increasing the release of skin neurotransmitters. These have the ability, topically, to regulate the release of the inflammatory substance through the stimulation of endorphins. It helps the improvement of cutaneous cellular functioning, leading to a softer, relaxed and protected skin.
It is also important to understand that the skin as a peripheral system receptor of stress is an external organ exposed to environmental factors, where both the cosmetics that we use, the food we eat, the physical activity we perform, social relationships, to the appropriate rest, are a whole cluster of factors that are reflected in the health of our skin.
The current trend of anti-aging products seems to be directed each time to a more personalized cosmetic, focusing not only in treating the skin but also acting on the neurotransmitters that correlate with the skin. This refers to increasingly specialized products with the approach on caring for our microbiome (natural flora of our skin) and exposome (external factors that affect our genes) while generating at the same time stimuli to our nervous system for healthier skin.
At Zurko Research we keep up-to-date of the latest trends and developments in the cosmetic industry, in order to offer personalized studies for innovative products, helping to validate their efficacy and safety, with the latest technology in the field of in vivo testing. Evaluating the roughness of the skin (wrinkles) with the latest equipment: (scientific probes to determine the physical-chemical characteristics of our skin, cameras with last generation software designed to quantify and analyze from wrinkles, to the presence of certain microorganisms).