Aging skin is inevitable - everyone knows that. However, there are some things in life which can aggravate the aging process, speeding it along and introducing it to us much earlier than welcomed.
One of these aggressors is Ozone pollution-induced skin aging, and daily UV damage. It honestly doesn't matter where you live these days, as none of us seem to be 'immune'. Whether you live in the sunnier states, the busy and bustling cities, or high up in a remote village, we're all exposed.
Ozone Pollution and Aging
For years, scientific research on environmental skin aging has mainly been based on UV radiation. But today, ozone pollution is quickly becoming one of the most widespread threats to human respiratory health, with levels at the highest they’ve been in history. New ground-breaking SkinCeuticals science shows that over-exposure to ozone pollution may contribute to visible skin aging, thus introducing those dreaded lines and wrinkles a little earlier.
But good news is at hand: SkinCeuitcals have acted upon this, and have ensured a range of topical antioxidants can be used to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin. They understand that us busy ladies are exposed to the Ozone on a daily basis, not to mention car fumes, smoke, sunlight, harsh weather conditions and central heating.
Ozone pollution damage may appear in the skin as excess oiliness, rough texture, and increased sensitivity. It oxidizes lipids and depletes the skin’s natural antioxidants, triggering a progressive cascade of damage, contributing to signs of aging. Oily skin is particularly susceptible to ozone-induced skin aging, due to its higher content of sebum lipids. Along with this, the skin becomes duller much more quickly, as lacks any 'glow'.
The Solution: SkinCeuticals Antioxidants
SkinCeuticals have come to the rescue, with their specialized range of antioxidants. These neutralize the free radicals induced by exposure to ozone pollution, and offer intense protection.
To develop this, SkinCeuticals partnered up with a leading ozone expert Dr. Giuseppe Valacchi to study ozone pollution in human skin. The research shown that when skin is exposed to 0.8 ppm ozone, expression of type I collagen is reduced by 39% and expression of type III collagen is reduced by 60%. SkinCeuticals antioxidants neutralize free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help reduce the damage caused by exposure to ozone pollution.
SkinCeuticals research shows in-vivo that C E Ferulic® and Phloretin CF® antioxidants neutralize age-accelerating free radicals to help prevent signs of Atmo3spheric Aging caused by exposure to ozone pollution
Saving the day and protecting our skin, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and broad-spectrum sunscreens provide a complimentary approach against visible aging, caused by exposure to ozone pollution and UVA/UVB rays. Even during the colder months, your skin is still heavily exposed to the harmful ozone, therefore SkinCeuticals sunscreens can provide so many benefits:
- Broad spectrum coverage for ultraviolet protection
- When used as directed, can decrease the risk of skin cancer and UV-induced premature aging
- Formulated for all skin types, even sensitive and post-procedure
- Work together with SkinCeuticals antioxidants for maximum protection