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- 06/13/2017

DEFENSIL®-SOFT: The Neuro-Balm from A to Zen wins Innovation Prize

H&PC Today

DEFENSIL®-SOFT from RAHN received Gold in the category “most innovative raw material– natural products” of the BSB Innovation Prize for Cosmetics and Raw Materials 2017.

About the Award

During in-cosmetics 2017 in London, the BSB European Innovation Prizes were awarded
for the 15th time by the independent German BSB – Beratungs-and Servicebüro Dr. Riedel.
This innovation prize was brought to life with the aim to promote the global dissemination of up-to-date knowledge.

Defensil softAbout DEFENSIL®-SOFT

DEFENSIL®-SOFT is a neuro-balm from A to Zen, which blocks the pain receptor TRPV1 and upgrades the skin’s comfort zone. The active ingredient is based on the edible mushroom Albatrellus ovinus, also called the Northern truffle. The pain receptor TRPV1, which is expressed in the epidermis’ sensory neurons and keratinocytes, regulates the skin’s comfort zone: Elevated levels of TRPV1 may lead to increased skin sensitivity and unpleasant sensations caused by e.g. sunburn or chemical peelings. On the other hand, heat stress, particularly caused by IR-light, can activate TRPV1, which, in turn, induces typical ageing processes such as enhanced collagen degradation. This modern
form of pre-mature skin ageing caused by heat stress is also known as “thermal ageing”.
Skin reddening
90 % reduction of stress-induced reddening after 10 minutes as compared to placebo.
Skin microcirculation
135 % improvement of microcirculation after 10 minutes as compared to placebo.
Calming effect
The overall perception was reduced by 49 % and unpleasant skin sensations were significantly diminished:
• 100 % less stinging as compared to placebo
• 31% less burning as compared to placebo
• 54 % less tingling as compared to placebo