The science behind photo-ageing and UV protection in House of Life London Organic Skincare
We follow the sunshine and seek out its warmth all year round, but behind the sun-kissed glow is an ugly truth: it’s responsible for 80-90% of premature facial ageing*. Put simply, that feel-good tan is making us look older, much, much quicker.
Most of us enjoy the feel of the sun on our face: it’s our most powerful natural source of vitamin D and essential for keeping our immune systems healthy. However, while we have all heard of the damage caused by UV rays, recent breakthrough research shows that while UVA and UVB play a large part in the photo-ageing process, INFRARED rays have the biggest part to play as they enter deep into the dermis of our skin. Photo-ageing causes a decline in the visible youth signifiers we all know and love – firmness, bounce and elasticity – resulting in sagging, lines and wrinkles.
It’s a conundrum: the instant gratification of a golden glow vs accelerated ageing? Do we live for today and forget the future? Or avoid the sun at all costs? It’s an individual choice. I personally think a good dose of natural sunlight is a positive thing, but I combine it with daily protection, whether I’m walking to the office, sailing in the Greek Islands or skiing. I’m not talking laborious layering of creams every morning (time and life are too short), just smart, multi-functioning products. I use House of Life London Organic Face Repair Cream morning and night which protects my skin from the photo-ageing caused by INFRARED and UVA/B rays. If I’m holidaying, I add a topical mineral-based sunscreen and refresh it every couple of hours. Chemical-based sunscreens I avoid, as these often contain known hormone disruptors such as oxybenzone or synthetic oestrogens, that can be harmful to our skin and health**.
The clinically-proven plant-based technology in our House of Life London natural and organic daily skin repair formulas works by reversing and repairing skin DNA damage caused by UV, while delivering anti-ageing properties that help rebuild the skin’s defenses, stimulating collagen production, cell regeneration and enhancing firmness. You can obtain both the perfect glow, while maintaining your skin health naturally.
If you’re looking for a natural, organic anti-ageing all-in-one beauty treatment, suitable for sensitive skin, which offers natural acne treatment and spot treatment as well as photo-ageing protection, then our clinically-proven multi-tasking organic face repair solution is worth trying.
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For maximum protection and instant results, we recommend using our Organic Intense Face Repair Cream Blend Nº31 – for all skin type – together with our Organic Face Repair Oil Blend Nº20. Apply 1 pump of Nº31 daily repair cream and 1 pump of Nº20 daily repair oil underneath cream on clean skin morning and night.
If you find your skin is sensitive and dry then we recommend to replace blend Nº31 with blend Nº30. Alternatively if your skin is oily then we recommend to use blend Nº32 instead.