Solutions to Repair & Protect from UV Exposure

 Solutions to Repair & Protect from UV Damage

A study by “Destination Skin” has shown that just 20 per cent of us use an SPF every day.  During  “Sun Awareness week”  week, from the aim is to encourage us all to, SOS (Save our Skins).  For information on sunscreen protection please look at British Association of Dermatologists.website:   www.bad.org.uk  (apologies but the link does not work)

You can repair and protect your skin from UV damage using Nura’s lovely products  in addition to wearing a daily sunscreen. The Key ingredient to look for in a product to help repair the damage caused by the  Sun is ….

VITAMIN C

Provides potent antioxidant protection, shielding the skin from damaging free radicals — those pesky rogue molecules that promote premature aging.  This is where topical application of vitamin C can help.  (Dermatological Surgery, 2008 & Dermatology Research and Practice, 2012)
When incorporated into your daily skincare lineup, products containing vitamin C can provide a range of benefits that keep your skin younger-looking, longer! See what C can do:

  • Reduce the appearance of brown spots and other types of sun damage
  • Helps boost healthy collagen production (hello, firmer skin!)
  • Reduce inflammation and irritation, both of which cause a cascade of damage
  • Fade post-breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response
  • Increase the effectiveness of your sunscreens and boosts your skins defense against UV exposure  (Dermatological Surgery, 2008 & Journal of the American of Dermatology 2012 & The Journal of clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 2010)

Without question, vitamin C is a powerful tool in Nura’s anti-aging arsenal. For best results, use it strategically and as part of a routine that includes a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen plus irritant-free products that contain a skin-pleasing mix of antioxidants, skin-repairing agents and natural plant oils.

Look no further than Nura’s 99% natural  Vitamin C & Peptide Serum, with 5% pure Vitamin C,  organic Rosehip Extract,  Rosehip Oil.(enriched with a high percentage of natural Vitamin C)  soothing organic Calendula Extract and hydrating Honey & Hyaluronic Acid  – this light gel serum works perfectly under Nura’sVitamin Plus  Day Cream(s)  and/or  Renewal Night Oil Complex – and  for an “After Sun Treatment” store your serum in the fridge – it is just heavenly to cool the skin post sun exposure!  £20.00 (30ml)
What are Anti-oxidants and where can they be found in Nura’s products?

Antioxidants are potent natural UV protectants,  and specific sources of them may be helpful for protecting against accelerated skin aging due to UV exposure. Short bouts of exposure is all that is needed for direct UV light to activate two enzymes that catalyze the degradation of the skin’s collagen matrix. – “collagenase” and “elastase”

Here are  three potent anti-oxidants found in Nura’s Skin Essential collection:

Triple Tea extract (Green, White and Honeybush Tea) –   inhibits these two “aging” enzymes, “collagenase” and “elastase”  and protecting against early wrinkle formation. In addition, White Tea provides the highest degree of antioxidants giving  an even greater protection from sun-induced oxidation, Triple Tea Extract is found in:
Radiance Cream Cleanser
Vitamin C & Peptide Serum
Renewal Night Oil Complex
Moisturising Hand Cream).

Pomegranate Extract & Oil –  helps maintain and improve collagen, reducing inflammation and forestalling further sunlight damage (photo aging) after exposure. Furthermore, it is an effective in treating melasma (brown spots) and other hyper pigmentation problems. Pomegranate is found in:
Vitamin C & Peptide Serum
Renewal Night Oil Complex

Rice Bran Extract (Gamma Oryzanol) –  Recent research demonstrated  its ability to slow the progress of melanin pigmentation by intercepting the ultraviolet rays at the skin’s surface and hindering their transmission.  It is also able to protect skin lipids from oxidation, and is used to prevent age spots, and darkening of the skin, slow down the process of collagen  degradation, thus resulting in thicker and smoother skin.  Rice Bran Extracts is  found in
Vitamin C & Peptide Serum (30ml)
Vitamin +  Day Cream (Balancing & Moisturising  (50ml)
Moisturising Hand Cream (50ml)

Our intention in the not too distant future is to formulate our own natural user friendly sunscreen that will work in synergy with our Skin Essential Collection.   

Do remember to apply a sunscreen – DAILY – face, neck chest and backs of hands, even on cloudy days those UVA & UVB can still cause irreparable damage.

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