SkinCeuticals invited me to a beautiful luncheon in Beverly Hills last week to partner with them and learn more about their clinical research on Atmospheric Skin Aging, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. I met with the awesome SkinCeuticals team, as well as a few amazing fellow bloggers and we dined at the beautiful Viviane Restaurant inside the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel.
What really makes SkinCeuticals stand out is how much they invest in research. Science, research and innovation are at SkinCeuticals’ core. Atmospheric Skin Aging encompasses multiple skin damaging aggressors including UVA/UVB rays, as well as IR-A and ground-level ozone pollution. I learned a while back that light from your computer monitor can damage your skin over time but it was absolutely fascinating learning more about aggressors all around us. For example, simply being exposed to the ozone has correlations with certain skin pathogens developing; damage appears as excessive oiliness, texture and skin sensitivity. You can visibly see this because it also results in collagen reduction, emphasizing our expression lines!
Their research found that certain combinations of antioxidants perform better together, yielding superior results than they would have individually. SkinCeuticals most popular product, C E Ferulic, is exactly that, a revolutionary formula that provides 8x the protection that your skin is used to. The potent combination of L-ascorbic acid and alpha tocopherol, with ferulic acid doubles the performance of their formulation, protecting against UV rays, free radicals and cellular damage which causes premature skin aging. Clinical research showed a 96% reduction of sunburn cells! Plagued with hyper pigmentation and eczema combined with dehydration, my skin is ultra-sensitive. I’ve been using their C E Ferulic for the past week now and I’m thrilled that my skin is loving it! Though I have plenty of products on deck to battle dark spots after they happen, I’m so happy to add a new miracle product to my routine that is preventative instead, proactively fighting it from happening in the first place! It’s an incredible product, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin.
If you’re more on the oily/combination skin side, Phloretin CF is for you! Formulated with both l-ascorbic acid and ferulic acid, as well as phloretin, an antioxidant made from apples and the root bark of fruit trees! Phloretin helps improve cell turnover, neutralizes damaging free radicals, and improves the overall appearance of skin and discoloration, without being overly nourishing for already oily skin.
The next key step in preventative skincare is making sure to wear an SPF. I know we all hear and preach this but I find myself relying on beauty products already containing SPF, which isn’t enough! SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 is a 100% mineral filter sunscreen, providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with especially high UVA protection. The texture is a unique weightless mouse, making application a breeze. It’s also completely matte, drying to a powder finish and is able to absorb up to 15x its weight in oil to keep you mattified, even on hot, humid days!
Photos by Chris Dyer.
Thanks so much for having me at such an eye opening, informative luncheon, SkinCeuticals! I’m so excited to continue this new regimen to protect my skin against Atmospheric Skin Aging.
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