TRPV1 is expressed in the epidermis’ sensory neurons and keratinocytes, regulating skin’s comfort zone and increasing skin sensitivity with higher levels. In contrast, heat stress—caused by IR-light—can activate TRPV1, which provokes the aging process, also known as “thermal aging.”
This ingredient not only blocks TRPV1, but also improves the skin’s comfort zone. DEFENSIL-SOFT is based on the edible mushroom, Albatrellus ovinus, which is also referred to as the Northern truffle.
A few main benefits of the ingredient include:
- Reducing skin discomfort and irritation within minutes
- Increasing the heat-pain tolerance of normal and ultra-sensitive skin
- Preventing IR-aging with protection against IR-induced heat stress
- Improving skin’s tolerance toward irritants in cosmetic formulations