Garden of Wisdom Neurophroline™ Serum is a multi-tasking serum to combat the major causes of ageing skin, reactive and sensitive skin, and to mitigate the effects of pollution on skin.
Garden of Wisdom Neurophroline™ Serum combats the major signs of ageing of skin, stress. Stress and environmental aggressions including pollution and UV radiation cause the release of the stress hormone cortisol, an inflammatory hormone that is released within the epidermis of skin.
Neurophroline™ is an extract derived from wild indigo, Tephrosia purpurea. This patented extract helps break down cortisol production by skin cells, activates the release of a natural calming neuropeptide acting on mood, and visibly improves skin tone within a very short period of time.
Stress, whether due to physical, hormonal or environmental causes, plays a major part in the health of our skin. At times of stress, cortisol is released and sugar levels in the blood increase. Within skin this effect of excess glucose encourages glycation which results in the destruction of collagen and in the hardening of the collagen matrix leading to increased formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Dark circles around the eyes may also be associated with high stress areas where skin is at its thinnest and hence these can become prominent when skin is stressed.
Increased levels of cortisol in skin lead to increased levels of adrenaline which is responsible for the flight or fight mechanism. Adrenaline diverts blood from skin into our muscles. This decrease in blood flow means that skin is less oxygenated and less nourished since the nutrients are taken away from skin. The depletion of blood flow also allows the build-up of toxins which leads to a dull and fatigued appearance. All of these symptoms can be greatly alleviated with the use of GoW's Neurophroline™ Serum.
Another effect of stress on the skin is dry skin. Cortisol impacts on the production of hyaluronic acid and also being inflammatory in nature, it breaks down the ceramide layer in between skin cells leading to dehydration and dry skin. By reducing cortisol, Neurophroline™ Serum restores hydration levels and combats dry, dehydrated skin.
On oily and acne-prone skin types, cortisol's inflammatory effects result in the excess production of sebum which can lead to oiliness and/or acne breakouts. It is this increased cortisol that is also responsible for reactive skin – skin that may be sensitive to most topicals.
Rosacea-prone skin would also benefit from the use of Neurophroline™ Serum. Rosacea sufferers have been found to have almost three times more cortisol at rest and approximately five times more cortisol just before and after rosacea triggers and flares. Neurophroline serum may be useful in the treatment of rosacea.
Cortisol is a potent inflammatory hormone when levels are very high and if left unchecked, the increased reactivity and inflammation of the blood vessels can cause skin damage that hinders the repair processes which occur overnight. Neurophroline™ has been clinically shown to help normalise cortisol levels throughout the day and in the evening when applied to skin which may benefit in preventing rosacea flare-ups as well as encouraging the healing of damaged skin.
Neurophroline™ Serum contains 2% Neurophroline™ together with high and super low molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to restore hydration quickly as well as liposomes to moisturise skin. Apple polyphenols provides antioxidant properties to protect skin against oxidative damage from pollution, UV radiation and inflammation. Neurophroline™ Serum is suitable for all skin types, does not clog pores and improves skin luminosity and clarity.
All Garden of Wisdom products are cruelty free, suitable for vegetarians and free from alcohol and silicones.
Neurophroline™ has a pH range 5.7-5.8
Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written about Neurophroline™ Serum
Directions: Apply 1or 2 pumps of face serum up to the eye area and neck after cleansing in the AM and PM. The serum can also be added to your favourite moisturiser for daily use.