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Understanding Photoprotection

Photoprotection is not SPF in the form of physical or chemical sunscreens and blocks. Rather, it is a measure of a skin care product's ability to protect against oxidative stress.

Understanding Photoprotection

Melanin, produced during tanning, is but one example of skin responding to free radical induced damage.

Skin is damaged when the sun’s radiation is converted into oxygen-free radicals that damage the skin and its support structure.

Antioxidants neutralize this oxidative stress, which can be caused by both UVA and UVB radiation.

UVA rays are responsible for the most lasting and potentially dangerous damage to skin.

In contrast, SPF is a measure of protection against UVB radiation only. Sunscreens only block around 50% of free radicals, leaving your skin substantially vulnerable to damaging and age-accelerating free radicals.

Moreover, most people don't apply enough sunscreen to achieve a full SPF (typically an SPF 20 will yield a real-life SPF of 3-4).

Used together with true broad spectrum sunscreens, pure topical antioxidants are the most important anti-aging therapy that anyone over one year old can adopt — markedly helping prevent photoaging, the development of broken capillaries/couperose, hyperpigmentation problems, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting overall skin health.

Increased comprehensive photoprotection = younger looking skin for longer.

Topical antioxidants are simply applied to dry skin, once daily, before a moisturizer (basic or corrective) and/or sunscreen.

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