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I love the sun and I love being outdoors on beautiful days. But I am concerned that I am putting myself at risk for skin cancer.
I have the typical Irish skin and no matter what, I always end up having sunburn.
I do wear sunscreen, but throughout the day it wears off and I do not always reapply it. I decided to look in a health foods store for something to help protect my skin from free-radical damage.
I found a Vitamin C face cream that adds an extra level of protection against sun damage and skin cancer. It?s called Ultra C Face Cream and is made by Reviva Labs. I have used a few of their products before so I decided to try it.
Has anyone else heard of it?
One of the main reasons I decided to try it was because the face cream stays on all day and they recommend you wear it under your makeup and sunscreen. So it seemed like the perfect fit for me, especially if I don?t have to reapply it every two or three hours like I have to do with sunscreen.
The face cream is made with a special stabilized form of ascorbic acid augmented by a unique Vitamin C component from cabbage juice called ascorbigen. I did a little bit of research on ascorbigen and discovered that it provides an added level of protection from free-radical sun damage when worn underneath sunscreen, because as I have discovered, sunscreen only works on the surface and ultraviolet rays often get past it.
The Ultra C Cream is not a sunscreen, but its anti-flammatory and antioxidant action is a great defense against free-radical sun damage.
The product tells you to apply this face cream first and then put on your sunscreen. The reason is that the cream is absorbed and will protect your skin from free-radical ultraviolet rays that get past the sunscreen. I?ve only started using this product, but have not been sunburned since I began applying it.
Has anyone else been using this product and have seen results?
 

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C serums have the reputation as a form of sun protection. I wouldn't use without sunscreen but certainly using a C serum in the morning is additional help. Plus it stays within the epidermis for a long period of time.
 

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I love the sun and I love being outdoors on beautiful days. But I am concerned that I am putting myself at risk for skin cancer.
I have the typical Irish skin and no matter what, I always end up having sunburn.
I do wear sunscreen, but throughout the day it wears off and I do not always reapply it. I decided to look in a health foods store for something to help protect my skin from free-radical damage.
I found a Vitamin C face cream that adds an extra level of protection against sun damage and skin cancer. It?s called Ultra C Face Cream and is made by Reviva Labs. I have used a few of their products before so I decided to try it.
Has anyone else heard of it?
One of the main reasons I decided to try it was because the face cream stays on all day and they recommend you wear it under your makeup and sunscreen. So it seemed like the perfect fit for me, especially if I don?t have to reapply it every two or three hours like I have to do with sunscreen.
The face cream is made with a special stabilized form of ascorbic acid augmented by a unique Vitamin C component from cabbage juice called ascorbigen. I did a little bit of research on ascorbigen and discovered that it provides an added level of protection from free-radical sun damage when worn underneath sunscreen, because as I have discovered, sunscreen only works on the surface and ultraviolet rays often get past it.
The Ultra C Cream is not a sunscreen, but its anti-flammatory and antioxidant action is a great defense against free-radical sun damage.
The product tells you to apply this face cream first and then put on your sunscreen. The reason is that the cream is absorbed and will protect your skin from free-radical ultraviolet rays that get past the sunscreen. I?ve only started using this product, but have not been sunburned since I began applying it.
Has anyone else been using this product and have seen results?
Hi beautygirl!
I haven't used that cream, sorry, but im sure any vit. C serum would work well for extra protection. And also:

Consuming lycopene-rich tomato paste may protect against sunburn and sun-induced skin ageing, British researchers have reported.
Subjects who consumed tomato paste were found to have 33 per cent more protection against sunburn, compared to the control group, researchers from the Universities of Newcastle and Manchester presented at the British Society for Investigative Dermatology this month

The research taps into one of the newest trends in nutritional foods - the "beauty from within" segment, which is predicted to become a strong niche over the next few years.

The researchers recruited 20 people and randomly assigned them to receive 55 grams (five tablespoons) of standard tomato paste with 10g of olive oil daily, or just olive oil, for 12 weeks. The skin of the volunteers was exposed to UV light at the start and end of the trial, and the researchers found that the tomato paste-supplemented group had 33 per cent more protection against sunburn, than the olive oil only-fed group. This level of protection was equivalent to a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 1.3, said the researchers.

The benefits of the tomato paste were attributed to the lycopene content, which may neutralise the harmful effects of UV light due to the excess production reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can damage important skin structures.

Skin samples taken from the subjects indicated that the tomato paste-supplemented individuals had higher skin levels of pro-collagen, a molecule which gives the skin its structure and loss of which leads to skin ageing and lack of elasticity. Co-researcher Professor Lesley Rhodes said: "The tomato diet boosted the level of procollagen in the skin significantly. These increasing levels suggest potential reversal of the skin ageing process. This is in addition to the significant reduction in sunburn.

"These weren't huge amounts of tomato we were feeding the group. It was the sort of quantity you would easily manage if you were eating a lot of tomato-based meals.

"People should not think that tomatoes in any way can replace sun creams, but they may be a good additive. If you can improve your protection through your diet then over several years, this may have a significant effect."

You can add antioxidants in your diet or topically for added protection. Sorry about the long post!
 

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deleted post - found the answer in the original one. Dose of tomato paste is 5 Tbsp a day - that sounds like alot to swallow.
 

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You should still be using a SS with at least a 30 spf I love Devita Solar as it is a physical ss that uses micronized, non-nano, zinc. It is great and I love it. Apply every couple of hours if you plan on being outside though.
 
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