DNA Damage Control SmartSunscreens offer an entirely new level of protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays and significantly improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Our sunscreens offer the best defense against skin photodamage, providing complete daily photoprotection.
Findings from a recent study reinforce the belief that effective photoprotection must provide more than UV coverage. Newest is the inclusion of Primary Protective Factors that absorb or reflect UV radiation and Secondary Protective Factors [antioxidants in combination with DNA repair enzymes] that disrupt the photochemical cascade, triggered by UV-penetration, to limit skin damage.
“Secondary photoprotection involves the use of active agents to interfere with or counteract the inherent photochemical processes that can induce DNA damage in skin cells. Secondary photoprotection may be achieved by an extremely heterogeneous and constantly growing group of molecules that are termed “actives”. These actives include antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes (e.g., photolyase, T4N5 and endonuclease).”
– P. Schroeder, PhD and J. Krutmann, MD
Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung (IUF) at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany