Skin cream with organic active ingredients
When a chilli comes into contact with your skin, it is not very pleasant. It makes the skin red, it burns and is painful. A substance called capsaicin is to blame for the chilli’s spiciness, which binds to a receptor of the same name in the skin. For some time now, scientists have been able to prevent this binding by the addition of a blocker and thus diminish pain and redness. And the good news is that the receptor is also involved in other skin irritations.
This works to the advantage of the skin cream manufacturers as it helps to prevent unattractive irritation or inflammation. Skin creams have contained organic molecules for a long time now. Among them are natural fatty substances such as ceramides or vitamins such as folic acid and coenzyme Q10. These substances play an important role in the energy metabolism of the cell.
In the 1970s, coenzyme Q10 was still extracted from bovine hearts. Just a single gram of the enzyme, also called ubiquinone, cost more than $1,000. Thanks to the fermentative production in yeast, the price has dropped to just a fraction. Today Q10 is also used in inexpensive cosmetics.