There exist many ingredients that can help to reduce the amount of pollution that our skin is exposed to every day. They work by forming a shield on your face or on your body to stop pollutants from penetrating too far into the epidermis. Many skin conditions such as comedones and black heads are often aggravated by the pollutants we are exposed to everyday.
Today, 54% of the global population is urbanized and this figure is growing steadily;
Pollution has become a major public health concern.
The levels of pollution are now monitored and the number of studies on the impact of inhaled pollution on lungs and general health is increasing fast. The number of publications about the consequences of atmospheric pollution on the human health is increasing dramatically. (recent developments with COVID-19 and how it has affected our lives is just one more piece of evidence of the environmental pollution) Air pollution is particularly bad phenomenon: Beijing, Mumbai, Paris, London, Bangkok, Mexico city are regularly pointed out for the bad quality of the air. It is called an “airpocalypse” in some extreme cases.
. What are air pollutants?
Air pollutants are numerous and come in different forms: particulate (microparticles derived from combustion and dust), gas (ozone, for example), chemicals (fertilisers, metals, dioxin, aldehydes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)) or physical (ultraviolet irradiation). These pollutants act alone or in combination with each other on human health, their composition differs widely considered the seasons and regions.
When it comes to the skin, there is little data published on how pollution can damage it.
One Epidemiological study on European and Chinese populations show that pollution by atmospheric or household microparticles is correlated with skin defects and premature ageing of the skin: the presence of lines and wrinkles as well as age spots
Enter the Horehound plant and its ability to form a shield on skin to keep out the harmful effects of everyday pollutants on our skin.
It is rich in phenylpropanoids that enduce the skin’ endogenous defense mechanisms The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties were already described by Pliny the Elder, the Greek physician Dioscorides and more recently by Linnaeus. Widely used in phytotherapy, in the form of Infusion, maceration or decoction of white horehound leaves is either drunk to calm coughs, stomach aches or applied on severe and infected wounds. In Europe, it has long been considered a high therapeutic value plant. It is part of the many forgotten plants in the first part of the 20th century because of the development of the pharmaceutical industry. fight against the effects of the pollutant Mercury. We are so happy that Horehound is the primary active ingredient contained in Morganna’s Radiant gel. Step 2 of your 10 years younger routine. It comes in the form of a light gel that can be added on top of almost any other cream or serum, to form a day time barrier on your face. Our studies have shown that it improves the grain of your skin and can even help to prevent the redness that can build up around your nose, due to allergens. Find out more: https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/radiant-skin/ Reinforcement for your skin barrier is one of the most important aspects of skin homeostasis. A less effective barrier facilitates entry into the body of many elements whether chemical or biological. The epidermis being the first frontier, disorders are then numerous: sensitive skin, dryness, and redness… DETOX YOUR SKIN WITH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4GlOFLpPw BIBLIOGRAPHY ASSELINEAU D., BERNHARD B., BAILLY C., DARMON M., “Epidermal morphogenesis and induction of 67 kD keratin polypeptide by culture of human keratinocytes at the liquid-air interface,” Exp. Cell Res., 1985, 159, p. 536-539. BAUDOUIN C., CHARVERON M., TARROUX R. GALL Y., “Environmental pollutants and skin cancer.” Cell. Biol. Toxicol., 2002, 18, p. 341-348. CHOI H., SHIN D.W., KIM W., DOH S;J., LEE S.H., NOH M., “Asian dust storm particles induce a broad toxicological transcription program in human epidermal keratinocytes” Toxicol. Lett., 2011, 200, p. 92.99. COLLINS A.R., OSCOZ A.A., BRUNBORG G., GAIVÃO I., GIOVANELLI L., KRUSZEWSKI M., SMITH C.C., STETINA R., “The comet assay: topical issue”, Mutagenesis, 2008, 23, p. 143-151. COSTA C., CATANIA S., DE PASQUALE R., STANCANELLI R., SCRIBANO G.M., MELCHINI A., “Exposure of human skin to benzo[a]pyrene: role of CYP1A1 and aryl hydrocarbon receptor in oxidative stress generation,” Toxicology, 2010, 271, p. 83-86. DE CID R., RIVEIRA-MUNOZ E., ZEEUWEN P.L., ROBARGE J., LIAO W., DANNHAUSER E.N.,
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