What is Albatrellus Ovinus Extract (AOE)?

Albatrellus Ovinus Extract (AOE) is an edible terrestrial mushroom that grows in Northern Europe and contains Grifolin.

Grifolin soothes unpleasant skin sensations like pain, burning, itching and tightness that results from heat stress. Heat stress can be experienced from the sun, thermal cosmetic treatments (laser therapy) and skin contact with electrical devices like lap top computers.

Heat damage triggers a chain of events that lead to the activation of TRPV1 in the skin. Upon activation, TRPV1 plays a role in triggering nerve cells to release pain signals that stimulate the bodies defence and repair mechanisms. Nerve cells and skin cells crosstalk, skin cells also release TRPV1 and the result is a feedback loop for pain-signalling that contributes to the “viscous itch-scratch cycle”.

TRPV1 triggered by heat and UV exposure is linked to photoageing and thermal ageing of the skin. TRPV1 triggers the activation of MMP (collagen destroyer) that contribute to the breakdown of the skin’s structure.

AOE is ideal for topical application for pain sensitive skin following sun exposure and the use of heat-generating devices.