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Microalgae Plankton Extract | How does it Inhibit the Effects of Cortisol on the Skin


The skin is our largest sensorial organ; it communicates and reflects our wellbeing. Before we explain how this extract help inhibit the effects of cortisol (stress hormone) on the skin, just a heads up that we are about to get a bit sciencey (science-y) in order to describe the complete function of this ingredient for better understanding. ( Click here, if you would like to understand what cortisol is and how it impacts our skin health? )


Background – Connection between our Skin & Stress Hormone

The skin is deeply interconnected with our neurological system. There are two neuronal reactions that are the foundation of this inner connection – the neurological stress response and the circadian rhythm control.

Stress activates the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM) axis, which is responsible for the release of catecholamines (neurotransmitter*). These stress mediators affect the epidermal balance (skin balance) by altering skin immunity, disrupting the natural barrier function and compromising genome integrity.

The circadian rhythm is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis through the release of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) and subsequently, glucocorticoids. These mediators impact skin homeostasis by causing skin atrophy, decreased epidermal thickness and other well-known signs of fatigue such as puffy eyes and dry skin.


How Microalgae Plankton Extract protects the skin from Inner Stress Signals

Our unique Plankton extract is an exclusive Microalgae blend with a revolutionary dual action; its synergistic molecules restore the homeostasis of the skin by protecting the skin from inner stress signals, cortisol and adrenaline, restoring its natural circadian rhythm.

Chronic stress, sleep deprivation and fatigue alter both the HPA and SAM axis, which causes the appearance of a tired and stressed skin. This Microalgae Plankton Extract inhibits these two key neurotransmitters creating a relaxed skin appearance and eluding premature ageing signals.

Based on the latest skin neuroscience, it’s a must-have wellbeing skincare essential for stressed urban dwellers who are constantly finding ways to prevent stress related skin problems. It’s innovative pathway also helps in preventing and managing stress-related acne events in adolescents.

It is based on the latest neuroscience and uses innovative COSMOS certified patented Glucocorticoid Technology. It is non-sensitising and non-irritating, therefore suitable for sensitive skin types.

100% Natural, Vegan, cruelty free, sustainable, and free from GMO’s


Vitro & Vivo Results

See below some of the scientific results from vitro and vivo studies that confirms some of the outstanding characteristics of this unique natural ingredient.


Reduces Wrinkles and Signs of Fatigue in 15 Days

Reduces the Appearance of Dark Circles in just 15 Days, and Improved Skin Radiance by 20% in 30 Days

Less Sweaty Hands after 1 application in Consumer Test  

At Beauty Cleanse Skincare, our mission is to create innovative, antioxidant-rich, sustainable & 100% natural solutions for fast urban lifestyles. To read complete features of our versatile Anti-Fatigue Carrot Algae Marine Drops which contains this revolutionary extract, click here.



*Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission. They are a type of chemical messenger which transmits signals across a chemical synapse from one neuron (nerve cell) to another ‘target’ neuron, muscle cell, or gland cell.


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