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RAHN’s DEFENSIL®-SOFT is an extract from the mushroom Albatrellus ovinus, which blocks the pain receptor TRPV1. TRPV1 is expressed in the epidermis’ sensory neurons and keratinocytes and it 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”.
By inhibiting TRPV1, the neuro-balm DEFENSIL®-SOFT provides zen-like soothing and anti-ageing effects:
– Reduces skin discomfort and irritation within minutes
– Increases the heat-pain tolerance of normal and ultra-sensitive skin
– Prevents IR-ageing by protecting from IR-induced heat stress
– Improves skin’s tolerance towards irritants in cosmetic formulations