SkinCeuticals: Double Defence
Atmospheric Skin Ageing is a collective term for the visible signs of skin ageing caused by exposure to environmental aggressors such as UVA/UVB, Infrared-A and ozone pollution. With more than 90% of the world’s urban population estimated to be living with pollutant levels in excess of WHO standard limits, environmental pollution is a real and present challenge to modern society.
Over-exposure to ozone pollution (O3) is known to contribute to key signs of skin ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles and discolouration. Now for the first time, ground-breaking SkinCeuticals research conducted in living tissue has shown that topical antioxidants C E Ferulic and Phloretin CF can help to protect against the negative impact of O3 exposure.1
Results from SkinCeuticals’ latest in-vivo clinical research reveal for the first time the noxious effects of tropospheric O3 on human skin ageing, alongside the potential for topical antioxidant skin protection. In a study pending publication in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, exposure to O3 was proven to damage skin by triggering oxidative and inflammatory responses, whilst decreasing collagen levels.
Results confirmed that a daily antioxidant regime of SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic or Phloretin CF significantly reduces the oxidative damage caused by O3 exposure, and provides a substantial protective function against the signs of atmospheric skin ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles and discolouration – specifically:1
Reducing lipid peroxidation: Shown by a reduction in HNE proteins, which are generated by free radical attack on fatty acids in skin exposed to ozone pollution
Preventing inflammation: Shown by a reduction in the NFkB pathway
Preventing collagen loss: O3 exposure significantly decreases Type I and Type III collagen
The powerful effects of these antioxidants help to give the skin elasticity, support collagen production and resist inflammation – critical factors in eliminating the harsh effects of O3 exposure on skin.
SkinCeuticals’ antioxidants strengthen skin’s internal defences against environmental aggressors, (including UV, Infrared-A and ozone pollution) allowing skin to self-repair for visible anti-ageing correction. Our broad-spectrum sunscreens reflect and absorb UVA/UVB rays from the skin’s surface to help protect against photoageing. When used in combination, this ‘Double Defence’ approach can help to shield against premature signs of ageing induced by environmental aggressors.
“Our mission at SkinCeuticals is to improve skin health and fight against the major causes of skin ageing. Dedicated to this purpose, we make one simple promise: to provide advanced products, backed by science.”
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