Antioxidants + Sunscreen: Find Your Perfect Pair
Hereís a shocking revelation: Studies show that even the best broad-spectrum sunscreens can only block up to 55% of UV-induced free radicals, leaving the skin susceptible to environmental damage.
This information is alarmingóbut donít throw away those half-empty sunblock bottles just yet. Sunscreen is still the skinís first line of defense against UVA and UVB rays, shielding our skin from the sun from the outside. From the inside, our skin protects itself with antioxidants, which our body naturally produces. However, with our everyday exposure to environmental aggressors, our skinís natural supply of antioxidants is quickly depleted. This is where SkinCeuticals comes in.
For nearly 30 years, SkinCeuticals has studied and developed formulations designed to supplement the skinís natural antioxidant reservoir. After testing hundreds of antioxidants, its scientific team discovered that specific combinations of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), ferulic acid and phloretin (both powerful plant antioxidants), when effectively formulated, perform synergistically to provide superior results to any single antioxidant formulation.
The result of these combinations are two of SkinCeuticals' award-winning and equally powerful antioxidant serums: CE Ferulic and Phloretin CF. Both serums contain all the essential vitamins needed to boost the skinís antioxidant levels, neutralize free radical damages caused by UV exposure, and improve the skinís cell renewal process. Both are also effective in preventing UV-induced collagen breakdown (which makes our skin dull) and the formation of thymine dimers (sun-induced mutations responsible for skin cancer).
As the name suggests, CE Ferulic harnesses the benefits of vitamins C, E, and ferulic acid. If your skin is normal to dry or combination, and your main concern is reducing fine lines and wrinkles, then this serum is for you. Phloretin CF, on the other hand, is designed to combat a broader range of reactive oxidative species, which is essential for people suffering from brown spots caused by hyperpigmentation. If you have normal to oily and/or problematic skin, this serum will benefit you more.
Both of these exceptional formulations provide eight times more photo protection when used with your favorite sunscreen. But since weíre talking about ultimate sun protection, SkinCeuticals offers two sunscreens that best complement its two antioxidant serums: Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 and Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50.
Both of these sunscreens provide true broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and contain 100% mineral filters, which makes them gentle enough for all skin types. Physical Fusion uses a color-infused technology to enhance all skin tones, giving you a healthier and more radiant appearance. Sheer Physical is a lightweight, ultra-sheer mattifying formula suitable for oily and/or sensitive skin.
Whatever combination you choose, SkinCeuticals guarantees an overall protection for your skin, both inside and out.