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  • Eva Johnston

Neurocosmetics

Neurocosmetics

The relationship between emotions and skin reaction has been recognized for decades. Nature always played the key role in this relationship.  In 1925, Joseph Klauder noted the importance of psychotherapy in the evolution of skin diseases.  In 1940s Dr.Nicholai Lazarev and Dr. Israel Brekhman intrigued the medical world with the role of adaptogenic plants. In 2004 Linda Buck and Richard Axel received the Nobel prize for their discoveries of "odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system".

Skin reacts to emotions and in the same time sends signals to our brain and this exchange is happening all the time. The key to this exchange are neurotransmitters, the mediators or messengers between skin and brain.  By activating or reducing their action we can directly influence skin behavior. Neurotransmitters are chemical messages that are released by skin nerve fibers.

Nerve fibers, in their turn are continuously communicating with fibroblasts. Fibrobalsts are responsible for elastin and collagen production.  Can aging of nerves and neurons impact fibroblasts and therefore skin youth?  To be able to address this issue can open a new window for the cosmetics of tomorrow – neurocosmetics.

  • Eva Johnston

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