Healthy skin, according to Harald van der Hoeven, director of technical marketing for CLR (Chemisches Laboratorium Dr. Kurt Richter GmbH), can be defined as that which is robust enough to withstand stress without becoming inflamed.
In this interview, sponsored by CLR, van der Hoeven describes two paths and three ingredients to achieve skin health.
"Skin cells are smart," he explained. "They produce all these ... entities and have immunity but many of the mechanisms are not known. One thing we do know is that skin has an endocannabinoid system that tries to counteract inflammatory situations." He added that skin's microbiome also closely interacts with skin cells. "Microbes 'train' cells for immunity and it’s something we need [in order] to become immunologically robust," he said.
In relation, the company's ProRenew Complex CLR (INCI: Lactococcus Ferment Lysate) and CutiBiome CLR (INCI: Octyldodecanol (and) Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf Oil (and) Piper Nigrum Seed Extract (and) Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract) are highlighted for their ability to modulate the microbiome to reduce acne and dandruff, respectively. And, AnnonaSense CLR (INCI: Annona Cherimola Fruit Extract) is featured for its cyclopeptide content, which acts upon the CB2 receptor in skin similarly to CBD.
These paths toward skin health and ingredients are explored in greater depth in the following podcast. Listen now; it's free.