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9 Ingredients to Calm Down Stressed-Out Skin

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Published: December 30, 2023

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It’s not just your brain that gets stressed – your skin does as well. Your mental state contributes to this but so do many other external factors, such as environmental damage and hormonal fluctuations.

Either way, when your skin is stressed, you could end up noticing a wide range of symptoms, from dryness, roughness, and itching to redness and breakouts. Fortunately, there are plenty of ingredients out there that you can turn to to quickly calm and rebalance your stressed complexion. Keep reading as Bionyx talks you through some of the best ones!

1. Colloidal Platinum

The very first ingredient on our list also happens to be Bionyx’s signature ingredient; colloidal platinum. Thanks to its multi-tasking abilities, as well as the fact that it’s one of the only true hypoallergenic precious metals, it’s becoming an increasingly popular skincare ingredient. It’s one that appeals to a wide range of skin types and skin concerns.

When it comes to your stressed-out skin, colloidal platinum will work wonders at reducing the look of redness and inflammation. It’s great for calming the look of the skin, and will soothe the appearance of puffiness and swelling too. 

It also has a rejuvenating effect on the entire complexion. Add it to your skincare routine and not only will your skin feel beautifully balanced, but it will look brighter and more radiant too!

With Bionyx, adding this ingredient to your routine is easy – you’ll find it in every single one of our products! 

2. Shea Butter

Rhodium Essential Day Cream

The natural world provides a number of ingredients that can soothe and calm the complexion, but shea butter is undoubtedly one of the best. Its high fatty acid content will keep your skin barrier feeling supported, which will reduce the look of a variety of skin concerns.

The only problem with shea butter is that it’s quite a rich ingredient. When used in its pure form, it can leave the skin feeling greasy, which contributes to acne. This is why many prefer to use shea butter when it has been combined with other skincare ingredients, which is what we’ve done with the Bionyx Rhodium Essential Day Cream. 

This moisturizer blends shea butter with a few other ingredients that back up its ability to keep the skin barrier feeling strong and resilient. From plant proteins to colloidal platinum, this lush cream will immediately leave stressed-out skin feeling calmer and happier.

3. Aloe Vera Extract

Rhodium Advanced Eye Cream

You’re probably already familiar with aloe vera’s outstanding ability to soothe the look and feel of the skin. After all, it’s one of the go-to ingredients when people are suffering from a sunburn or inflammation. Aloe vera is able to quickly diminish the appearance of redness and swelling.

Aloe vera also happens to contain over 75 bioactive compounds. A large portion of these are antioxidants that will help to fight the look of oxidative damage. This refers to damage caused by environmental factors, which, as we explained earlier, can often trigger symptoms of stress in the skin.

Unlike shea butter, aloe vera can be safely used in its pure form on all skin types. However, the downside to doing so is the mess involved. Extracting the fresh gel from the leaves can be a sticky and time-consuming experience! To avoid this, find a skincare product that contains aloe vera leaf extract, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Advanced Eye Cream. This moisturizer provides aloe vera extract in two different forms, along with an infusion of other complexion-calming ingredients. Use it daily and the skin around your eyes will look softer, smoother, and healthier.

4. Niacinamide

Facial Toner

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that’s revered for how it soothes the look of inflammation. It’s a must-have ingredient for anyone who has an inflammatory skin disorder that flares up when they’re stressed, whether this be acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, or anything else. Niacinamide will leave your skin looking calmer and clearer while also ensuring that your skin barrier feels strong enough to defend itself against the appearance of more flare-ups in the future.

Some of the other benefits that niacinamide brings are a reduction in the look of fine lines and wrinkles, pores that appear smaller and tighter, and a brighter complexion. Of course, like many other vitamin ingredients, niacinamide is an antioxidant too. This means that it will keep your skin feeling protected against environmental damage.

If you would like to add niacinamide to your skincare routine, check out the Bionyx Rhodium Facial Toner. In addition to niacinamide, it contains several hydrating ingredients, which is always beneficial for stressed-out skin. One of these is sodium hyaluronate, which we’re about to dive into in more detail…

5. Sodium Hyaluronate


Sodium hyaluronate is one of skincare’s most-loved ingredients. It’s derived from hyaluronic acid, with the main difference being that it has a smaller molecular size. This enables it to work on the complexion on a deeper level.

What does it do? It’s one of the best hydrating ingredients out there. It binds moisture to the skin, which immediately quenches the skin while leaving it looking plumper, fuller, and brighter. This has the effect of leaving the skin barrier feeling more resilient and better able to shield the skin from environmental aggressors. If your skin has been stressed out, a skin barrier that feels stronger and more capable is exactly what you need!

With sodium hyaluronate being an ingredient that plays well with all skin types and concerns, you’ll find it in a few different Bionyx products, one of which is the Platinum Intense Eye Serum. In this formula, sodium hyaluronate is joined by beta-glucan and glycerin. Just like sodium hyaluronate, those two ingredients are humectants as well, making this serum incredibly hydrating. Your stressed-out skin will absolutely love it!

6. Peptides

Alloy Platinum Synergizing Serum

Peptides are made up of chains of amino acids. They’re produced naturally by the body, with the skin using these to build its protein fibers.

When applied topically, peptides provide a number of benefits. Just like all of the other ingredients on this list, they’ll leave your skin barrier feeling supported. This will quickly calm your stressed-out complexion. They’ll also moisturize your skin, help to repair the look of damage, and give your skin a smoother and firmer finish.

There are several different types of peptides available in skincare, and you’ll find two of them in the Bionyx Alloy Platinum Synergizing Serum. The first is Palmitoyl Tripeptide, which will help to repair the visibility of skin damage. This is joined by Palmitoyl Hexapeptide, which is loved for how it soothes the complexion while promoting the feeling of elasticity. You’ll also find sodium hyaluronate and vitamin C in this serum, giving it the potential to really transform your stressed-out appearance!

7. Hemp Seed Oil

Alloy Magnetic Synergy Mask

If your skin turns dry when it’s stressed out, then just about any plant oil would be beneficial. They’ll all soothe your complexion while providing a plethora of antioxidants and other skin-loving compounds. They’ll deeply hydrate too, giving your skin a plump

On the other hand, if your skin turns oily and is prone to acne, certain plant oils won’t be suitable due to their comedogenic (meaning pore-clogging) nature. Fortunately, there are plenty of non-comedogenic plant oils out there, with hemp seed oil being one of the best for stressed-out skin.

Several studies confirm its ability to reduce the look of inflammation and irritation in the skin. It’s incredibly moisturizing too. It also helps to rebalance the complexion. This means that, if you have dry skin, your skin will start to feel softer and better conditioned. Meanwhile, those with oily skin will notice that their skin starts to look less greasy.

These amazing properties are exactly why we’ve incorporated hemp seed oil in the Bionyx Alloy Magnetic Synergy Mask. This mask, which also contains rosemary extract, gold, meteorite powder, and peptides, will balance and strengthen your complexion. Your skin will be left with a fresh and youthful glow.

8. Seaweed Extract

Platinum Transformative Cream

Compared to plants that grow on land, seaweed is much more nutrient-dense. In fact, some experts believe that some seaweeds contain 20 times more nutrients than land plants. Not only has this made it a popular culinary ingredient in many parts of the world, but it’s a skincare superstar too!

Seaweed is loved for its exceptional hydrating properties. Just like sodium hyaluronate, it functions as a humectant, giving it the ability to bind moisture to the skin. It’s also brimming with a long list of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all of which will support your complexion to calm it down and keep it feeling healthy.

All of these properties make seaweed one of the best ingredients to add to a moisturizer, which is what we’ve done with the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Cream. In addition to seaweed extract, this cream boasts sodium hyaluronate, green tea extract, peptides, and a variety of other powerful ingredient. This makes it capable of transforming the complexion from stressed out and dull to vibrant and glowing.

9. Ceramides

Platinum Transformative Collection

Last but not least, let’s talk about ceramides. Again, this is another ingredient that keeps the skin barrier feeling fortified. This reduces the appearance of redness, irritation, and inflammation. 

The way in which ceramides thicken the feel of the skin barrier also makes them a game-changer in the fight against dehydration. They’ll leave your skin feeling better able to retain moisture. This is exactly what your stressed-out skin cells need more of in order to thrive.

Ceramides are available in a few different forms. One of the best ones to add to your skincare routine for calming a stressed complexion is ceramide NS. You’ll find it in the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Serum, which comes with our Platinum Transformative Collection set. The other products in this collection feel just as soothing and relaxing. This makes it a great way to pamper your skin and give it some much-needed downtime!

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It can sometimes be difficult to calm a stressed complexion. Once you start to notice the symptoms of stressed skin, this can often make you feel even more stressed mentally, meaning that your skin will then get even worse. Using the right topical ingredients will help you to break this cycle, finally restoring the look and feel of balance and health to your skin. 

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