#didyouknow that RENEW face serum is rich in UV-protective ingredients including lycopene from tomato, and perhaps the most potent antioxidant of all, astaxanthin from red algae.
Research has shown that astaxanthin can effectively combat UV damage. It is thought to increase the time it takes for skin to burn when exposed to ultra violet light, thereby preventing UV-induced photo-oxidation and other harm from the sun’s rays.
Not only is astaxanthin thought to be the most powerful antioxidant in nature, it also has notable anti-inflammatory properties. It works to both protect the cells and scavenge any existing free radical build-up - functions that make it useful in maintaining skin health, improving skin moisture and elasticity, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
To bolster its UV protective effects we’ve paired it with a tomato extract rich in lycopene, an extremely powerful antioxidant and carotenoid that provides numerous benefits to the skin, ranging from having unparalleled anti-aging properties, to improving skin hydration, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, combating the harmful effects of UV rays, and other environmental contaminants, and regenerating the skin to create a more youthful appearance.
Beyond such functions, recent research on the topical use of lycopene shows that it may be able to aid and accelerate metabolic and cellular functions related to growth and repair. Furthermore, its application can strengthen the skin, as lycopene has properties that enable it to inhibit enzymes involved in the destruction of collagen - thus acting as a protector of skin health and texture.
While RENEW is not an equivalent substitute for sunscreen, when used twice daily, it is a welcome addition to everyone’s summer skincare routine!
(LINNÉ sunscreen coming in summer 2023 - we can’t wait either!)