SkinCeuticals have just developed a double defense system against atmospheric skin aging – a breakthrough in pollution protection. The clinical skincare brand has just announced some exciting new findings based on its long-term research into atmospheric skin aging.
This collective term designates the effects of atmospheric environmental aggressors such as UVA and UVB rays, IR-A, and ground-level ozone pollution. These silent skin agers pose a constant threat to our health and looks, as they induce free radical damage that slowly but steadily leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles, skin irregularities, and loss of firmness.
What scientists from SkinCeuticals wanted to test is the ability of antioxidants and sunscreens to help protect skin against ALL environmental hazards, and prevent the signs of aging. The effects of UVA/UVB damage are well researched, but the effects of the global ozone pollution epidemic are still unknown, even though almost 40% of people live in regions that have harmful levels of either ozone or particle pollution.
But, what exactly is ozone pollution? How it affects our skin? Cut an apple in half and watch as it loses its texture and turns into a flaccid brown – that’s atmospheric aging! The very same thing happens to your skin as ground ozone pollution oxidizes lipids and depletes the skin’s natural antioxidant reservoir, activating chain reaction of damage. According to the research, ozone pollution causes excess oiliness, rough texture, and increased sensitivity.
Of the problem, Professor Giuseppe Valacchi from the University of Ferrara, Italy, says: “Unfortunately, decreasing the level of ozone pollution on Earth is difficult, so the 'ozone problem' will persist.” With this in mind, SkinCeuticals worked with Dr. Valacchi to find out if there is something we can do to prevent the damage. Together they found that application of SkinCeuticals antioxidants C E Ferulic® and Phloretin CF® considerably decreases the damage caused by ozone exposure. The products work in conjunction to neutralize free radicals on the upper layer of the skin, thus reducing the loss of collagen, increasing the proteins that mark lipid oxidation, and activating the sensitization markers.
So, to protect your skin against the full spectrum of environmental factors, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen in combination with SkinCeuticals antioxidants! Sunscreen filters may only protect skin from up to 55% of free radicals, so it’s extremely important to reinforce their action with daytime antioxidants, such as C E Ferulic® and Phloretin CF®.
SkinCeuticals C E FERULIC is a daytime vitamin C serum that protects the skin from environmental damage and improves the look of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin's complexion. Once absorbed, it remains effective for 72-hours, neutralizing free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to the skin.
SkinCeuticals PHLORETIN CF is a broad-range daily antioxidant treatment that delivers advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and discoloration. The serum also remains active for a minimum of 72-hours, combating free radical damage and improving the appearance of discoloration. $165.00 30 ml
Both antioxidants are presented in 30ml apothecary bottles, and they’re sold individually for $165.00 each.
Products mentioned in article
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Marina Milojević is a senior editor at Fragrantica. She’s been a member of the team since 2010. Marina writes for BeautyAlmanac and Luxois, ...(more)
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