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SPF, Efficacy and Innovation

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: August 28, 2008, from the February 2007 issue of GCI Magazine.

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The formula contains a dual-action antioxidant defense system to help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals and other environmental aggressors, and solar-activated photozomes release a second wave of antioxidant nordihydroguaiarectic acid, which is said to defend the skin against further assaults through a special liposome that is only activated when exposed to UV light. The result is that essential lipids in the skin are protected from oxidative damage, so there is less damage to the skin’s support system.

Even if understanding all the scientific nuances may not resonate for consumers, the consequences of venturing out into the sun with insufficient protection undoubtedly will. Sun damage clearly contributes to negative consequences for the skin, as well as overall health.