Stresszero: A Natural Stressed Skin Treatment Solution

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Stress can build up especially during these unprecedented times. Unfortunately, it can cause your skin to be more prone to sensitivity, irritation, inflammation, breakouts and dullness.

Many countries have made mask wearing mandatory and there is no doubt that this situation will last till next year. Prolonged mask wearing has stressed the skin of many individuals leading to inflammation and “maskne”. Other than physical stress resulted from mask wearing, stress also comes from other sources like pathogens, allergens, chemicals, sunlight and environmental pollutants.

How does your skin get inflamed?

Stress factors may induce cytokine production which can cause acute and chronic inflammation. Cytokines are small proteins (approximately 25kDa) which are released by various cells in response to stress. They transfer the signals through binding to specific receptors on other cells and cause some functional change in target cells. Some inflammatory cytokines are IL-β, IL-6, TNF-α and iL-8. Our skin is also inflamed when allergens trigger an allergic reaction.

What is Stresszero?

Stresszero is a natural stressed skin treatment active that prevents, improves and treats inflammation (acute and chronic), allergy or atopic skin.

Made of 3 plant extracts:

Produced using a new extraction technology where enzymes are used in breaking down of the plant cell walls to facilitate and increase the extraction of valuable and healthy components from the plant.

Effectiveness of Stresszero

In-vitro Tests
  1. Reduction of inflammatory cytokine TNF-α responsible for acute inflammation

          2. Reduction of inflammatory cytokine IL-6 responsible for acute inflammation

            3. Reduction of inflammatory cytokine IL-1β responsible for acute inflammation

             4. Reduction of inflammatory cytokine IL-6 responsible for chronic inflammation

             5. Reduction of inflammatory cytokine IL-8 responsible for chronic inflammation

             6. Reduction of IgE antibodies, responsible for triggering an allergic reaction

Clinical Tests

Atopic Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a type of chronic skin inflammation. The following tests are done by applying cream containing 2% Stresszero, 2-3 times per day.

Formulation Guide - Day Cream

Phase Material INCI Name Supplier % W/W
Deionized Water
Deionized Water
q.s. to 100.0
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Sheffield Admul SSL 1078K
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Sheffield Myverol™ 18-08K
Glyceryl Hydrogenated Soyate
Centella Asiatica Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Eruca Sativa Leaf Extract, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol
Gum Acacia KLTA AMF
Acacia Senegal Gum
Fragrance, Preservative, Citric Acid
Fragrance, Preservative, Citric Acid


  1. Heat A to 70°C.
  2. Heat B to 70°C with mixing until fluid.
  3. Add phase A to phase B with propeller stirring.
  4. Add C with propeller stirring.
  5. Homogenize until glossy.

What can Maha Offer?

Is your skin stressed? Do you experience breakouts, inflammation, sensitivity and allergy more often? Or perhaps around the areas under your mask? Be it for personal use or for your business, Maha is here to help in skin problems that arose due to the new normal.

Contact us today at to find out more on stressed skin solutions.