Effect of Blue Light on the Skin In addition to disrupting the sleep cycle and causing premature aging of the eyes, blue light irradiation also negatively affects all skin layers:
• Induces oxidative stress, via both reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) leading to damaged proteins and lipids and contributing to photo-aging and glycation of the skin
• Weakens the epidermal barrier and delays barrier recovery
• Disrupts melanocyte activity, leading to uneven and excessive pigmentation
• Damages the extracellular matrix leading to loss of firmness and elasticity
Infra-guard is a specialized active Ingredient action that combines powerful antioxidants from Tara Tannins with organic Sunflower Sprouts in order to protect the skin against the harmful effects of infrared (IR) as well as HEV blue light and particulate matter (PM) from environmental pollution. Infra-Guard protects the skin against the pro-aging effect of IR...
Infra-Guard protects skin cells from free radicals caused by particulate matter (PM) found in air pollution and car exhaust, which in combination with UV exposure, can cause oxidation reactions within the skin leading to inflammation and skin aging.
Eco-Vigilance & Microbiome Health - Protection of the Ecosystem or Eco-flora of the Stratum Corneum “Eco-Vigilance” involves utilizing substances that ensure the skin’s ecosystem and that the eco flora is protected, stimulated and even restored.
EcoVigilance represents a growing trend and a new approach in regard to cosmetic products and their interactions with the skin and its own ecosystem, including the skin’s own microbial flora.
Prebiotic Protection & Biostimulation of the Skin’s Ecosystem and Natural Defenses Bioecolia® is a “prebiotic glycan”, a breakthrough oligosaccharide obtained from natural sugar, designed to provide superb Eco-Vigilance for the skin’s ecosystem.
Bioecolia® is clinically proven to selectively promote the growth of friendly microorganisms, protect the pH of the skin, and prevent the proliferation of harmful microorganisms that can lead to skin problems. It significantly strengthens the skin’s natural defenses by stimulating the skin’s own antimicrobial peptides, beta-defensins 2 and 3, to ensure that the skin stays healthy, clear, radiant, and problem-free.
Rhamnosoft® is a natural, bio-fermented sugar that interrupts the dialogue between damaged cells, reducing the spread of inflammation and sensitivities caused by UV, pollution, and bacteria. It also limits the adhesion of hostile flora on the surface of the skin, reducing and preventing microbial irritation. In turn, the skin looks calmer, feels more pleasant to the touch, and is better protected against microbial invasion, environmental, physical and chemical irritation, and inflammation (inflammation-driven aging).
*Prebiotic: a non-digestible substance that has a beneficial effect on the skin’s health by selectively stimulating the growth and/or metabolic activity of one or a limited number of bacteria.
*Microbiome: one’s entire collection of microbial genes.
PC does not contain mineral oil, petrolatum, lanolin, parabens, synthetic fragrance, colorants, silicones, or PEGs.
Directions: Apply 1-2 pumps to face and neck morning or evening over clean skin or following the application of serums or complexes.
Blendable: You may blend Gel Creme with other moisturizers or treatments for a one-step application.