Portfolio for de-stressing


In its extensive product portfolio, Evonik has identified active ingredients for cosmetic products that help combat stress-related skin problems. Experts from the Personal Care Business Line are now presenting these under the title ‘Destress your skin’. 



Environmental influences as well as physical and emotional stress can stress out the skin. If the load is too heavy, or continues for too long, the concentration of stress hormones such as cortisol in the body rises. This can compromise the skin barrier, and collagen levels are reduced while sebum production and the number of free radicals increase. The visible consequences include wrinkling, acne, and reddening of the skin. Along with stress reduction through relaxation, active ingredients from Evonik can help alleviate these skin problems.  



Ceramide mixtures such as SK Influx and SK Influ V restore the skin barrier, thus contributing toward improving skin moisturisation, and support regeneration of dry skin. Phytosphingosine from Evonik visibly improves skin blemishes like pimples and acne and prevents further outbreaks of blackheads.   


The active ingredient Tego Turmerone protects against free radicals and oxidative stress. This reduces wrinkling, ensures an even-toned complexion, and lends a radiant glow to the skin. Tego Cosmo C 100 aids revitalisation and strengthens the skin’s defence mechanisms, protecting it from further irritation.



“With this palette of active ingredients, the cosmetics industry can target the most important stressrelated skin problems,” said Dr Tammo Boinowitz, head of the Personal Care Business Line: “They help regenerate and revitalise the skin, improve its visual appearance, and offer anti-oxidative protection.”