This lotion is designed using key ingredients that have been shown to repair damage , protect against future damage as well as reduce and soothe skin irritation.
The complex synergistic formula will soften and moisturize the skin, protect against the abuse of the elements and slow the visible signs of aging. Sulforaphane (from Broccoli Seed Oil) , Smithsonite, Fucus Vesiculosus and Green Tea Extracts are featured active ingredients in this synergistic formula. Sulforaphane (Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil w/ Sulforaphane) along with the properties previously mentioned, Sulforaphane has been shown to help repair damage done by UV exposure through induction of Phase II Enzymes. This is significant as UV radiation is one of the main contributing factors to non-melanoma skin cancers in humans. It is important to note that it is more effective after sun-exposure to help repair damage that has been already done rather than before as a preventative. It has also been shown to reduce UV induced redness and edema (abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin).
Smithsonite Extract is a semi-precious blue-green stone (zinc carbonate). Zinc is important in the metabolism of RNA and DNA and also helps elastin synthesis (helps incorporate sulphur amino acids cysteine and methionine into the skin proteins). Smithsonite Extract boosts metallothioneins synthesis – proteins that are produced in response to cellular oxidative stress – and also can help prevent DNA lesions, make DNA repair easier and has been shown to protect against UVB stress.
Fucus Vesiculosus (Sea Kelp) Powder is a source of minerals (calcium, magnesium, iodine, manganese, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur and iron) and Brown Algae Polyphenols. BAPs are antioxidants (neutralize free-radicals) and may protect against skin cancer (clinical study). BAPs have also been found to reduce COX-2 enzyme levels when applied topically (anti inflammatory action).
Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract has high antioxidant properties that help combat free radical damage and is also a skin conditioning agent. It has been shown to help prevent collagen breakdown and several studies have shown Green Tea Ex-tracts to have anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. It has also been shown to reduce DNA damage formed after exposure to UV radiation.