DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care has formulated an active anti-oxidant boosting formulation with triple the amount of anti-oxidant protection.
The new DermaFix Ferulic + C + E provides protection against free radical attack, whilst improving a variety of skin care concerns including acne, hyperpigmentation, ageing and environmentally damaged skin.
Free radicals are toxic by-products of the body’s natural metabolic processes that cause oxidative damage to cells and tissues. In addition, environmental and lifestyle factors add to our free-radical burden, these include but are not limited to: alcohol, cigarette smoke, air and water pollutants, pesticides used in gardening, fried foods, household cleaners, radiation, anaesthetics, and physical and emotional stress.
In simple terms free radicals are unstable molecules that have a missing electron. Without excess electrons available, they steal electrons from healthy cells. Free radicals can trigger a long chain of destructive activity if they remain unchecked. Many years of medical research has revealed that free radical activity represents a major cell damaging factor that is implicated in every degenerative disease.
In order to combat the destruction of free radicals on the skin one needs to ensure that their skin care regime includes products rich in anti-oxidants, well-known free-radical scavengers. When a free radical comes in contact with an anti-oxidant, the radical is neutralized and becomes harmless. Anti-oxidants do this by “donating” excess electrons to unstable molecules before they are stolen from healthy cells. The very basis of good health lies in the quality of these cells.
The Science behind DermaFix Ferulic + C + E
Commonly found within the cell walls of various plant brans, Ferulic Acid is a powerful natural anti-oxidant ingredient that offers the skin protection against free radical assault whilst improving the skins ability to protect itself against damaging UVA/UVB rays. Ferulic Acid helps to improve the delivery of both Vitamin C and Vitamin E into the skin, thereby allowing for more effective results and amplified anti-oxidant protection.
Vitamin C, also called Ascorbic Acid, brings many skin care benefits to the table. Vitamin C acts as a cofactor in the synthesis of collagen, assisting in the fight against ageing. Ascorbic Acid derivatives are often used as skin whitening agents due to their ability to act as inhibitors of tyrosinase activity, thereby impeding melanin synthesis to brighten the skin’s complexion. Vitamin C furthermore provides necessary photo-protection against sun induced damage, not by acting as a solar filter, but rather by its anti-oxidative nature that neutralizes the free radicals induced by UVA/UVB exposure.
Topical applications of Vitamin C help to prevent UV-induced photo-immunosuppression, photo-ageing and erythema. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, evidenced by its mitigating action resulting in a decrease in erythema, even when it is applied after sunburn.
An ingredient often used in formulations within the skin care industry, Vitamin E has a superior ability to preserve water within the skin keeping the skin hydrated. Vitamin E provides the skin with photo-protective properties, and is scientifically proven for repairing the skin.
Ferulic Acid stabilizes Vitamin C and Vitamin E
Published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in 2005, a study conducted by JC Murray, JA Burch, et al showed that a topical antioxidant solution containing Vitamins C and E, stabilized by Ferulic Acid, provides protection for human skin against damage caused by ultraviolet irradiation. J Am Acad Dermatol 59, 418-425 (2008).
The combination of Ferulic Acid alongside Vitamin C and Vitamin E effectively doubles the anti-oxidant protection that Vitamin C and E provide to the skin. Formulation is key!
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care has taken care to ensure that these star ingredients have been combined to have the correct balance for the purposeful intent of making DermaFix Ferulic + C + E a true “hero” product.
For more information on the New DermaFix Ferulic + C + E you can contact DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za