With the DrK Anti-Aging Treatment Routine we took a unique approach in addressing aging and premature aging. After many years of research in the field of aging we identified 2 factors that contribute more than 80% towards premature aging. These factors are stress and inflammation.

Stress triggers cortisol release in the skin. Small amounts of cortisol help handle stress, but excessive amounts of cortisol can damage the skin, causing unwanted visible signs of ageing like lines and wrinkles, less elasticity, and reduced barrier functionality.

Inflammation on the other hand also starts to breakdown collagen and speeding up the aging process. With all the DrK Dermal Health Products we take special care to avoid or down regulate inflammation as far as we can with our uniquely designed formulations.

The DrK Dermal Health Care Repair&Prevent Premium Anti-Aging Serum is no different as it contains a patented synthetic small molecule that helps counteract the damaging effects of stress on skin. This ingredient selectively inhibits the enzyme 11β-HSD1, particularly in keratinocytes, but also in fibroblasts, leading to rebalanced cortisol levels. This well-defined mechanism helps your skin to manage the undesired effects of a stressful lifestyle and skin elasticity, density and barrier functionality will improve.

Whether stemming from job-related issues, relationship conflicts, or simply facing a 24/7 lifestyle, stress has become a constant part of our daily lives. The human skin naturally responds to periods of stress with the formation of more cortisol through an enzyme; 11β-HSD1. This release of cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, is a normal and healthy adaptation reflex. However, cortisol can turn into an enemy of the skin if it remains in excess over a long period of time.

Beyond practicing stress-coping techniques, there is a high consumer interest for cosmetic treatments that work to both help the skin deal with stress and reverse any negative effects such as skin thinning, loss of elasticity and barrier weakening in general. With the DrK Repair&Prevent Premium Serum for Aging Skin, I have designed and formulated a new topical product that inhibits 11β-HSD1. This serum was specifically developed for individuals with stessfull lifestyles and that wants to age gracefully. This product rebalances the negative, long-term effects of stress on skin.

This product visibly reduces signs of a stressful lifestyle, for fuller, more supple-looking skin with improved skin elasticity and greater barrier integrity.