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About EPF Antioxidant Measurement

EPF® stands for "Environmental Protection Factor" and is a measure of antioxidant protection.

You are probably familiar with Sun Protection Factor or SPF, a measure of sunscreen protection.

Sunscreens protect against UV radiation, but do not neutralize free radicals.

You need to use a topical antioxidant to form a skin-protective shield distinct from SPF.

For everyday protection, you need both high SPF and high EPF® on your skin.

EPF® is the measure of effectiveness of an antioxidant shield.

In a clinical comparison with other commonly used antioxidants, the 1% concentration of idebenone found in PREVAGE® MD was proven to be more effective (see Prevage MD reference below).

These other antioxidants include kinetin (found in Kinerase®), coenzyme Q10 (found in products such as Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer products from Nivea®), lipoic acid (found in N.V. Perricone M.D. Cosmeceuticals®), vitamin C, and vitamin E (both found in many anti-aging products such as Skinceuticals C E Ferulic and IS Clinical C + E).

Idebenone demonstrated the highest EPF® activity of any antioxidant tested: 95 out of 100.

Idebenone is what makes PREVAGE® MD so effective.

Prevage MD Reference

McDaniel DH, Neudecker BA, DiNardo JC, Lewis JA II, Maibach HI. Idebenone: a new antioxidant: Part I. A relative assessment of oxidative stress protection capacity compared to commonly known antioxidants. J Cosm Derm. 2005;4(1):10-17.

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