Zinc oxide is found in the Earth’s crust as natural mineral zincite, which it is produced when it is combined with oxygen molecules. Upon application, zinc oxide particles sit on the outermost layer of your skin, the stratum corneum, where they scatter, absorb, and reflect ultraviolet radiation, protecting your living skin below. Zinc oxide is unique among sunscreen ingredients in that it is truly a broad-spectrum blocker, protecting from UVA + UVB.
Biosaccharide Gum-1: This natural active stimulates epidermal sirtuin-1 molecules via the topical route. The presence of fucose within its structure, gives the active ingredient- Biosaccharide Gum-1 affinity for skin receptors and helps to convey messages within the cell. It has a rapid, soothing effect on irritated and hypersensitive skin restoring the well being of the skin.
By stimulating sirtuin-1 molecules up to 475%, cell longevity is increase, helping cells to protect and repair their DNA, and is thus a valuable ally in the fight against aging. Biosaccharide Gum-1 has a “delayed” effect, gradually increasing moisture level as from 1 hour post-application. It creates a film on the surface of the skin, increased protection of the skin and preventing it from drying out.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is important for proper function of the enzyme protocollagen hydroxylase, which generates collagen. Vitamin C forms bonds between strands of collagen fibers and helps provide extra strength and stability. New generation Vitamin C is stabilized and appears to be more powerful booster of collagen synthesis. High concentration of stabilized Vitamin C prevents discoloration of skin, by slowing the production of pigment-producing cells. Vitamin C is a leading antioxidant that helps protect the skin from sun damage, which can result in wrinkles, sagging, sun spots and other signs of aging.
Vitamin E: After topical application, vitamin E accumulates not only in cell membranes but also in the extracellular lipid matrix of the stratum corneum, where vitamin E contributes to antioxidant defenses against reactive oxygen species (free radicals). Products containing both vitamin C and vitamin E have shown greater efficacy in photoprotection.
Wild Harvested Red Raspberries: Our cold pressed red raspberry oil contains exceptionally high levels of alpha and gamma tocopherols (vitamin E), vitamin A, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This combination provides broad spectrum protection against damaging UV-A and UV-B rays and helps the skin’s barrier function to maintain moisture levels.
Wild Harvested Hippophaes Berries: Our edible cold pressed oil can actually improve skin metabolism and retard skin maturation, thereby slowing down the aging process as it improves the regeneration rate of epidermal cells. It can also contribute to the reduction of the damaging effects of sun radiation due to the wealth of nutrients it contains.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) of 2 Molecular Weights: The High Molecular weight form of this acid creates an invisible barrier on the skin’s surface that holds in moisture and protects its surface from the drying effects of toxins in the atmosphere while the low molecular form of this acid penetrates the skin providing protection to cell structures. HA is the natural gel between skin cells that serves as a water reservoir for the cells. As we age, skin loses hyaluronic acid and the ability to hold sufficient water in this reservoir. Feeding new hyaluronic acid to skin may help hydrate skin’s intercellular reservoir, raising skin’s moisture level, and smoothing down age lines.
Green Tea + Cucumber Illuminance Complex The complex can lighten and illuminate the skin thanks to the capacity of the green tea and cucumber extract to inhibit the enzymes responsible for the melanin formation process. It also strengthens the screening properties of the natural sun filter zinc oxide included in the formula, preventing erythema consequent to exposure to the sun, lightening skin marks.