A FIRST-EVER ANTI-AGING DISCOVERY
New ground-breaking SkinCeuticals science shows over-exposure to ozone pollution may cause visible skin aging, and topical antioxidant use can help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin.
For the first time ever, SkinCeuticals C E FERULIC and PHLORETIN CF antioxidants were shown to help shield against signs of skin-aging induced by ozone (O3) pollution.1
OZONE (03) POLLUTION EXPLAINED
What is ozone (03) pollution?
Ozone is a colorless gas that occurs both in the earth’s upper atmosphere and at ground level. Depending on its location in the atmosphere, ozone can be categorized as “good” or “bad”.
Stratospheric ozone, “good ozone,” creates a protective shield against damaging UV rays and is not a pollutant.
Tropospheric ozone, “bad ozone,” aggressively attacks respiratory tissue and is carcinogenic.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Source: World Health Organizationi
How is ground level ozone (03) formed?
Tropospheric ozone is created by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOC), and sunlight.
Sources of NOx include automobile emissions and industrial sources such as power plants and industrial boilers. Man-made VOCs come from household and commercial products, as well as cigarette smoke, pesticides, and gasoline emissions.
What does this mean for skin?
Ground level ozone (O3) pollution is shown to cause signs of premature aging and can result in*:
- Increase in dehydration
- Increase in sebum production
- Increase in skin sensitivity
- Decrease in vitamin E
*Source: Evaluation of the impact of urban pollution on the quality of skin: a mulicentre study in Mexico
What is the comprehensive approach against ozone pollution and daily UV damage?
When used together, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and broad spectrum sunscreens provide a complimentary approach against visible aging caused by ozone pollution and UVA/UVB rays.