The Science Behind Premature Skin Ageing - Ultraceuticals
6 September 2015, 6:10AM
Lily & Louis
Premature skin ageing is influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors which accumulate over a period of time leading to changes in skin structure, function and appearance.
Intrinsic ageing (also known as biological ageing) is caused by factors like metabolism and DNA which are out of our control.
Extrinsic ageing, also known as environmental ageing, is caused by external factors, some of which we can control. These factors include exposure to UV radiation, stress, smoking, air pollution, sleep deprivation.
While broad spectrum sunscreens with a minimum of SPF 30+ offer protection against the sun’s harmful UV radiation, sunscreen alone is not enough.
Antioxidants are essential to combat against ‘free radicals’ which cause damage to our skin and express themselves visually as wrinkles, redness, loss of skin elasticity and fine lines.
Sunscreen and antioxidants must be used together to be effective anti-ageing protection tools.
Ultraceuticals Founder, Dr Heber says,
“Ultraceuticals sunscreens do contain antioxidants but the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex provides enhanced antioxidant protection not possible in a sunscreen formula alone. To elaborate, the formula is water free, which enables the stability of pure Vitamin E (Tocopherol).
This form of Vitamin E has been shown to be one of the most effective antioxidants to help reduce the visible effects of UV free radical damage but cannot be adequately stabilsed in water based formulas.”
Ultraceuticals Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex plus the Ultra UV Protective Daily Shield SPF50+ combine to provide you with the ultimate anti-ageing protection.
Ultraceuticals Antioxidant Complex includes ingredients like Chaparral and Milk Thistle which have potent anti-inflammatory properties and protect against UVB-induced carcinogenesis.
The Ultra UV Protective Daily Shield SPF 50+ is a 100% mineral sunscreen and offers innovative self-adjusting colour technology to blend in to your skin.