30 YEARS OF VITAMIN C RESEARCH:SKINCEUTICALS – THE ANTIOXIDANT AUTHORITY
Properly formulated topical antioxidants have been shown to neutralize skin-damaging free radicals. Some improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. But what are antioxidants, how do they work, and what other benefits do these active molecules have for the skin?
WHAT IS AN ANTIOXDIANT?
An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a type of damage that occurs when molecules lose electrons. Five types of antioxidants can be found naturally in the body that protect against cellular damage. Antioxidants work by different mechanisms to stop or neutralize damage. Out of the five antioxidants found in the body only vitamins C and E have been proven to get into skin. Additionally, there are a few plant antioxidants known to work in skin.
THE ANTIOXIDANT AUTHORITY
In 1997, SkinCeuticals changed the face of skincare with the introduction of Serum 10 and Serum 15, the company’s first stabilized, pure L-ascorbic acid topical antioxidants SkinCeuticals founding scientist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell conducted research about antioxidant formulation and discovered specific formulation factors, now known as the Duke Antioxidant patent. SkinCeuticals is the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these standards.
THE SOLUTION STARTS HERE:
PREVENT SKIN AGING
Advanced Environmental Protection
Against Damaging Free Radicals
Even the best broad spectrum sunscreen may only block up to 55% of damaging free radicals generated by UV exposure. SkinCeuticals PREVENT products are antioxidants clinically proven to neutralize damaging free radicals. SkinCeuticals antioxidants target different skin types, like dry, oily, and problematic, and address visible skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
Skinceuticals daytime antioxdiants C E Ferulic and Phloretin C F, are demonstrated to help neutralize free radicals caused by atmospheric aggressors.
ATMOSPHERIC SKIN AGING IN DETAIL
WHAT IS IT?
Atmospheric skin aging refers to visible signs of skin aging caused by atmospheric or environmental aggressors. These aggressors include, but are not limited to UVA/UVB, infrared-A (IR-A), ozone (O3) pollution, and visible light.
FACING THE FACTS
Atmospheric aggressors surround us on a daily basis, posing a constant threat to healthy-looking skin, because they induce free radical formation that may damage cells.
THE EFFECTS ON SKIN
Superficially, this damage visibly manifests as premature lines, wrinkles, sagging, and unwanted discoloration.
WHAT IS VISIBLE LIGHT?
Visible light makes up 39% of the solar radiation that reaches the surface of the earth. It is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye. This spectrum is broken down into different ranges of light that are organized in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing frequency. Visible light falls directly between the infrared and ultraviolet range. Everyday sources of this environmental aggressor include sunlight, indoor lighting, mobile devices, televisions, and computers.
SkinCueticals has quantified that visible light generates free radicals that can lead to premature aging and discoloration in skin. It penetrates much deeper into the skin than UV radiation (UVR)—reaching the deep layers of the dermis – and creates the same type of pigmentation as that produced through UVR.
SkinCeuticals daytime vitamin C serums are demonstrated to neutralize free radicals caused by atmospheric aggressors and improve visible signs of aging.DISCOVER VITAMIN C SERUMS »
HOW CAN I IMPROVE EXISTING SIGNS OF ATMOSPHERIC SKIN AGING?
Daily application of a SkinCeuticals high-potency antioxidant and broad spectrum sunscreen provides consistent and critical protection against atmospheric skin aging. Incorporating a corrective solution into your daily skincare regimen helps target specific skin concerns accellerated by atmospheric aggresors, including fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin tone, and blemishes.Explore all products »
Research and innovation are at the core of the SkinCeuticals mission, and our dedication to science has established the brand as a leader in the advanced skincare arena. The company’s founding was the direct result of a revolutionary discovery that set the standard for antioxidant formulation. SkinCeuticals continues to pioneer next-generation products that will optimize the health and beauty of the skin—and change the face of skincare for years to come.
SkinCeuticals holds its research, formulations, clinical testing, product quality, and corporate ethics to the highest standards. This commitment makes it possible to provide our patients and professional partners with advanced skincare that is backed by science, and proven to optimize skin health.
YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU!
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