Is Your Skin in a State of SOS? (Signs of Skin Stress?)
Did you know a high-stress lifestyle makes you look up to 3.5 years older?* 33% of people feel they are living with extreme stress, †48% of people are more stressed today than 5 years ago, and ‡96% believe stress impacts the look and feel of one’s skin.§
“Chronically high levels of cortisol have severe adverse effects on almost all tissues throughout the body, but particularly skin tissue, which results in skin atrophy and impaired wound healing. In vivo studies have shown that exposing skin to cortisol results in reduced pro-collagen production. This suggests that high levels of cortisol could lead to premature ageing of the skin via a reduced production and repair of the collagen matrix” (excerpt from the Psychoneuroendocrinology Journal).
Dr. Howard Murad says, “When undergoing stress, the body releases cortisol, a natural hormone. In small doses, it helps the body manage stress. However, in our rapidly changing, always-on environment, cortisol is on a constant drip due to a state of persistent chronic stress. Therefore, cortisol is constantly assaulting the immune system, which ultimately influences skin issues and contributes to visible premature ageing such as dullness, rough texture and uneven skin tone.”
What does stress look like on skin?
Dull, tired skin: a side effect of cell turnover that becomes irregular
Under-eye circles: eye skin is thinner, blood vessels are more prominent
Dry, irritated skin: reduces barrier lipids and the ability to retain water.
Expression lines and wrinkles: Collagen and elastin breakdown.
What can we do about it?
While there are many products for genetic ageing (getting older) and environmental ageing (sun exposure), the visible damaging effects of psychological ageing (stress/lifestyle) have largely been ignored. Until now.
“Revitalixir™ Recovery Serum is formulated to prevent and correct the visible effects that stress can cause through the ageing process,” says Dr. Murad.
Dr. Murad’s understanding of how stress impacts skin health inspired this first-of-its-kind serum, designed to address the visible signs of stress-induced ageing. Ideal for use on the face and eyes and by all skin types, including sensitive, Revitalixir™ smooths stress lines, reduces under-eye puffiness and dark circles, and renews vibrancy immediately and over time. A skin-relaxing blend of neuropeptide, paracress and cannabis sativa seed oil helps smooth while boosting softness and moisture. Niacinamide refines texture as wild indigo helps calm stress signals and visibly reduces under-eye dark circles. Caffeine re-invigorates tone while minimising under-eye puffiness.