Essential active ingredients that can transform the skin this summer!
As the mercury rises, there’s no denying the sun is taking its toll on the skin this year.
While long sunny days might be what holiday dreams are made of, the harmful UV rays emitted by the golden globe in the sky can wreak havoc on delicate cells. Evidence suggests that exposure to the sun can accelerate ageing, dehydrate skin, cause pigmentation and even lead to pre-cancerous cells.
Of course, we don’t want to discourage fun in the sun, but it’s now more important than ever to take care of every last cell to minimise damage and reduce the long-term impact of sun exposure.
‘Tis the season for active ingredients
Active ingredients work on the skin cells just as they do in their original plant source. These potent nutrients alter the function of the skin on a cellular level leading to faster, more noticeable and longer-lasting results.
And some active ingredients are more beneficial than others at counteracting the damage of sun-exposed skin!
While we always recommend (sorry, insist upon!) applying sunscreen before stepping into the great outdoors, in addition, you can complement sun protection with the following active ingredients to help sun-exposed skin thrive this summer.
Plant-based vitamin C
Vitamin C from a natural source increases the suppleness of the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, increases elasticity, inhibits melanogenesis and reduces dark circles and sunspots.
The powerful active nutrient naturally occurring in fruits such as finger lime also helps combat skin damage from harmful UV rays.
Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid that hydrates and protects against free radical and environmental damage often caused by exposure to UV rays. If you plan on spending any time in the sun, we highly recommend ferulic acid to minimise damage and keep the skin supple.
Tryptophan is an alpha-amino acid that helps protect the skin from factors such as UV damage that can cause dryness and sensitivity to delicate skin cells. Tryptophan builds protein hydrolysate to lock in moisture and hydrate and strengthen skin cells deep within the dermal layer. This is also a potent active that can help reduce redness and accelerate the healing of sun-exposed skin.
Amino acids naturally condition the skin while reducing redness and irritation. The significant antioxidant activity builds protection against free radicals to strengthen cells while leaving the complexion smooth and supple.
Triterpene glycosides contain significant antioxidant activity that protects against free radical damage caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays. Not only does this potent ingredient strengthen the delicate skin barrier, but it also contributes to a brighter complexion.
Phenolic acids provide significant antioxidant protection against free radicals and environmental damage. While working hard to reduce redness and irritation, phenolic acid can plump the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a common side effect of spending too much time in the sun.
Maltose is a sugar made from two glucose molecules bound together. The active ingredient is effective in reconditioning and moisturising the skin and is especially useful as free radical damage can lead to dehydrated skin.
Raffinose is an oligosaccharide critical to strengthening the skin. The natural nutrient helps produce collagen that is essential for healthy sun-exposed skin.
Flavone C Glycosides
Flavone C Glycosides provide antioxidant protection essential to prevent oxidative stress caused by the harmful UV rays. The stronger the outer layer, the less potential for damage and the more hydrated the skin
Amines are jam-packed with antioxidants which protect the skin against free radicals and environmental damage. While reducing blemishes, the potent active also builds protein hydrolysate moisture into the cells to smooth and hydrate dry and chapped skin, particularly effective after a day at the beach.
Naturally forming deoxy glucitol creates a cooling sensation on the skin helping to soothe irritation. Working to prevent moisture loss and aid hydration, sugar alcohols are safe to ingest and help relieve redness and irritation caused by lip conditions or overexposure to sun and wind.
If you’re not familiar with where to find these active ingredients, here’s our pick of products recommended for summer!
Bl Nourish Lip Serum: Extract of blood-red finger lime
BL Nourish Lip Serum is the perfect addition after a day in the sun. Rather than sit on top of the lips causing congestion, the unique water-soluble formulation penetrates the skin’s deeper layers to regenerate cells, increase suppleness and aid hydration while providing a clear shine.
Active nutrients: Amines, deoxy glucitol, phenolic acids, flavone glycosides
Bf Restore Face & Body Serum: Extract of finger lime
Bf Restore Face & Body Serum contains a unique combination of fruit acids chosen to nourish and protect the whole body. Bf Serum is the ideal product for anyone experiencing sensitivity, dryness or irritation or looking for a boost of hydration to help restore sun-affected skin. As a multiuse serum, Bf Restore can help build antioxidant protection and repair damaged cells all over the face and body.
Active nutrients: Plant-based vitamin C, ferulic acid, tryptophan
Bc Refresh Cleanser: Extract of soapberry
Bc Refresh Cleanser is a world-first serum cleanser that works without synthetic foaming agents and formulation ingredients. The soapberry fruit naturally creates a light foam when combined with water and dispersed through a foaming pump bottle. Upon application, the hardworking active compounds form a lather to gently wash away dirt, pollutants, and impurities from the skin’s surface. Bc Refresh is free from synthetic foaming agents that can traditionally strip pores and leave the skin feeling tight. Instead, the revolutionary cleanser relies on a non-irritating, single-plant ingredient to gently purify even the most problematic of skin types.
Active ingredients: Amino acids, triterpene glycosides, phenolic acids, amines
Bx Reveal is a triple-action formula designed to have a positive effect on the skin by buffing and polishing, removing dulling and dead skin cells without irritation and conditioning the skin. When used once or twice a week with Bc Refresh Cleanser, Bx Reveal hydrates skin and builds significant antioxidant protection.
Active ingredients: Maltose, raffinose, Flavone C Glycosides
When you choose Biologi’s Save My Summer Skin Bundle, you’ll get the complete bundle of products that contain active ingredients to help combat the impact of sun exposure. PLUS, you’ll also receive a microfibre cloth to give your skin everything it needs to survive the warmer months. Visit our website to get your Save My Skin Summer Bundle for a limited time only and save $20 today!