Under My Skin
Effect of UV radiation on the skin
The UV rays destroy capillaries, fibroblasts and cell proteins. In the dermis, UV causes cleavage of collagen at higher rates than those of chronological aging.
Sunlight destroys collagen fiber resulting in the accumulation of defective elastin. When this elastin is increased in quantity, generated metalloproteinases (enzymes) increase in larger quantities. In normal conditions, these enzymes repair the “wounded” skin from sun, by constructing and reconstructing collagen.
Nevertheless this process is not always 100% successful and some metalloproteinases actually break down collagen. When the skin repeats this flawed process again and again, wrinkles are formed.
Natural Zinc oxide is unique among sunscreen ingredients in that it is truly a broad-spectrum blocker, protecting from UVA + UVB.
Pullulan is a natural fibrous polymer produced by a type of black yeast known as Aureobasidium pullulans. It contains complex sugars known as polysaccharides, which makes it a good water-binding agent (i.e. hydration) and antioxidant in skin care products. It is proven to work well as a “carrier” for other skin care actives, effectively delivering the ingredients where they need to go. Additionally, research shows pullulan has the potential to help with strengthening skin’s microbiome. Studies also show it can provide temporary mechanical support for skin’s underlying structures as well as a subtle yet visible lifting effect owing to its non-irritating film-forming properties.
Using a brush, sponge or fingertips, apply an even layer all over the face or any uneven areas and blend in. For all skin types. For external use only.