Approximately 50% of all consumers perceive their skin to be sensitive, and more and more people seem to suffer from skin issues such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Although cosmetic products cannot and are not allowed to cure skin diseases, especially dermocosmetic products are recognized to offer effective support. While modern consumers are focused on finding a solution to their skin problem, they are also seeking for an improvement in their quality of life, their well-being. More often than not, their skin issues also constitute an emotional burden.
There is a link between skin health and well-being, a skin–brain connection. In order for the skincare industry to provide consumers with efficacious and satisfactory products, understanding the skin–brain axis is a prerequisite. To provide an effective solution, it is important to focus on the most significant cell biological features of skin health in relation to emotional wellbeing. This requires a thorough understanding of how these features interact with each other.
This recent article in Personal Care Magazine by Harald van der Hoeven, CLR’s Director Product Design & Development, gives insights into how CLR has identified key cell biological features, including TRPV1, CB2, and AC, and has gained a comprehensive understanding of their interaction within the endocannabinoid and endovanilloid immunological subsystems in the skin.