n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Patented molecule guards skin from stress - anti-ageing

Volume 45 Number 5
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



Whether its job related, relationship conflicts, or a busy lifestyle, stress has become a constant part of our lives. Skin naturally responds to periods of stress with the formation of more cortisol through 11ß-HSD1enzyme. This release of cortisol, the so called stress hormone, is a normal and healthy adaptation reflex. However, cortisol can turn into an enemy of the skin if it remains in excess over a long period of time.

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