Neurocosmetics may be a new beauty trend, but the concept of creating products with benefits beyond beauty is not new to LINNÉ. Whether through texture, aroma or chemistry, our formulas initiate communication between the brain and the skin.

Griffonia seed extract in our REVIVE eye emulsion is one such ingredient. It operates on a neurological level to elicit ‘feel-good’ chemicals, namely, the naturally occurring amino acid, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), the chemical precursor in the biosynthesis of serotonin. Not only does this extract support interactions between the skin and the nervous system, but it is known to also help tighten, lift, soothe, promote UV protection, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

In addition to griffonia, you'll find a collection of aromatic ingredients known to promote calm and reduce anxiety in nearly every LINNÉ formula, including but not limited to geranium, black spruce, blue chamomile and frankincense.

Treating your routine as a ritual is another way to bring about calm and comfort. Try bringing mindfulness to your skincare practice this evening. Take an extra moment to recognize the sensorial attributes of each formula - consider the texture of each product, experiment with pressure on various parts of your face and inhale deeply.

Do these aromatics trigger scent memories? What's your experience? 

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