Antioxidant Protection using Sunscreen

You don’t need to spend a lot of time in the sun to succumb to skin damage. In this article we will discuss how Sunscreen Provides Antioxidant Protection.

What’s just as important as applying sunscreen is choosing the right product for adequate protection. While most sunscreens contain basic ingredients like oxybenzone or zinc oxide, many are missing vital nutrients that can provide you with increased protection from skin damage.

Sunscreens containing powerful antioxidants have been found to enhance sun protection and provide anti-aging benefits.

Antioxidants and Their Effect on Skin

Antioxidants are substances that limit free radical production and impede cell damage. As the largest organ in the body, the skin is vulnerable to stressors like poor diet, pollution, and UV radiation.

All of these stressors can result in premature aging of the skin, which makes you appear older than you really are. Although the body produces some antioxidants naturally, production can start to dwindle as you get older. You can replace lost antioxidants by adding an antioxidant-rich product to your skincare routine.

Another way is to use a topical Vitamin C serum daily before applying your sunscreen. Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant that protects your skin from environmental damage with additional skin lightening benefits.

What to Look for in a Protective Sunscreen

Finding a sunscreen that offers everything you need for ample Antioxidant Protection is no easy feat especially when there are a dozen of products to choose from.

To know which one is suitable for you start familiarizing yourself with the differences between the two main types of sunscreen: mineral and chemical.

  • Mineral Sunscreen – A mineral sunscreen contains minerals as active ingredients, such as zinc oxide. Mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin like a mirror to reflect UV rays away from the body.
  • Chemical Sunscreen – Chemical sunscreens contain active ingredients that are not natural, such as oxybenzone. This type of sunscreen actually absorbs UV rays via a chemical reaction that causes the product to dissipate harmful rays.

Our Tinted physical sunscreen is infused with Vitamin C and green tea for anti-oxidant protection, tinted to match all skin types. Green tea is an extremely powerful anti-oxidant  known to protect against skin inflammation and cancerous changes in the skin, in addition to preventing premature aging.

For drier skin types, our Anti-oxidant moisturizing sunscreen infused with  with Hyaluronic Acid and Squalene provides maximal hydration and moisture to the skin. The lightweight sunscreen is oil-free, antioxidant-rich, and contains a variety of skin-soothing ingredients like vitamin E and green tea extract that help keep skin healthy and smooth.

We recommend waterproof sunscreen if you anticipate heavy sweating or for swimming and other water-based activity. Our Purely Physical Sunscreen is made of just physical sunscreen agents and waterproof for 80 minutes!