What is Neurocosmetics?

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The skin gets information from our surrounding environment and generates a response aimed to adapt our body to the external conditions. To that end, it counts on a fast and efficient net that conveys all the acquired information: the nervous system. The nerve endings found in the dermis act as receptors of external stimuli and are responsible for the cutaneous sensory system. Due to the action of these nerves, we are able to feel cold when the temperature drops or pain when we are injured.

This communication skin-nervous system is not unidirectional. Changes occurring in our nerves can be translated into skin perturbations. A quotidian example that illustrates this relationship is the blush we suffer when we feel embarrassed or the way our face pales in panic situations. Moreover, hormonal imbalances affecting our brain could be manifested in the skin, as it happens with acne or dermatitis.

Some years ago, the only solution available for discomfort originated from dermal problems such as dryness, itching, sensitivity… was trying to keep the skin moisturized. When these problems aggravated, specific medicines such as corticoids were necessary. However, nowadays, due to the great advances accomplished in science, we know that cutaneous discomfort can sometimes be soothed using the epidermal sensory system as target. In this context, neurocosmetics emerge as the field dedicated to understand the mechanisms that govern skin-nervous system communication in order to improve dermal comfort.

Prospera Biotech is committed to the development of innovative formulations, based on the latest scientific advances, that contribute to take care of sensitive skins. Our products are the result of several years of research in the skin and sensory system behavior. Prospera Biotech works to offer personalized solutions that contribute to recover efficiently the skin comfort without using aggressive ingredients.


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