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What’s the best way to protect our skin from the summer sun? One efficient method is to boost your skin health by blocking UV rays and melanin from penetrating the skin. This is the first step to creating a new definition of skin whitening.

 

  The Fight Against Free Radicals  

Skin will always be exposed to external aggressors such as environmental pollution, UV radiation and the impact of climate change. To help maintain the normal functions of the body, oxygen is needed to assist the metabolism of cellular tissue. Free radicals, which are derived from the oxygen molecule, are formed as a result of this process.

There are various forms of free radicals that will attack human cells, cell membranes and other body matter, causing a chain peroxidation reaction. The body’s defence mechanism are antioxidants – chemicals that help stop or limit the damage caused by free radicals. Different types of free radicals have their own targets in the body and create varying levels of damage to cells. Therefore, different antioxidants are needed to help protect your skin.


   How Antioxidants Help from the Inside Out   

The following ingredients all possess anti-oxidative functions that will help your skin fight against free radicals. Keep a lookout for these ingredients next time you choose your skincare products.

In addition to skin whitening,
vitamin C helps promote the synthesis
of collagen and mucopolysaccharide,
at the same time as promoting wound healing. The functioning of connective tissue will be affected if there is a deficiency of vitamin C, making the skin more vulnerable to free radicals.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant
for skin and tissue protection.
Helps regulate the metabolism of the epidermis and stratum corneum - the outermost layer of the skin; protects the epidermis from bacterial damage and helps to maintain its health.
Helps control cell oxidation and promote wound healing. Use vitamin E and vitamin C together to bring double benefits.

Truvivity by Nutrilite™ Beauty Powder Drink

Includes PhytoCeramideComplex, acerola cherry extract and cranberry; specially formulated to provide a refreshing boost at any time of the day.

ARTISTRY™ Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment

Inspired by dermatologist-injected filler treatments*, this delivers an unprecedented level of Vita-C Complex and Bi-Action Hyaluronic Acid Blend using an innovative activating cap. The treatment addresses the key factors that cause expression lines, helping to restore the skin’s natural plumpness and give you a younger, smoother and healthier look!

‭*Note: Results not equivalent to surgical / cosmetic procedures. ‬

    UV Rays – Your Skin’s Biggest Enemy   

External factors are the biggest enemy of your skin. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be divided into different wavelengths – long, medium and short waves – with UVA able to penetrate deep into the dermis, causing skin darkness, inelasticity, wrinkles and fine lines. UVB, meanwhile, can only reach the epidermis and will cause skin redness, inflammation and an increase of melanin. The simple conclusion is that UV protection is crucial in preventing the skin from sun damage.

Harmful Effects of UVA :

Harmful Effects of UVB :

     What is the UV Index?    

The UV index measures the extent to which UV rays affect human skin. The higher the UV index, the higher the chance of suffering from skin and eye damage, and the shorter the time required to cause such damage. The Hong Kong UV index is set according to guidelines issued by the World Health Organization and is divided into five exposure levels: low, moderate, high, very high and extreme. The daily UV Index in Hong Kong is available

UV Radiation and Recommended Protective Issue
UV IndexExposure LevelRecommended Protective Issue
0-2LowApply sunscreen product
3-5ModerateApply sunscreen product
6-7HighApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear sunglasses
8-10Very HighApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear UV-cut clothes and sunglasses
Avoid direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm
11+ExtremeApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear UV-cut clothes and sunglasses
Avoid direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm

    Something You Should Know About Sunscreen   

Although tanned skin has become a trend recently, sunscreen is still necessary because it protects us and lowers the risk of contracting skin cancer. People may think we only need sunscreen when doing water sports, hiking or expect to be exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time. The truth is, however, that whether it’s a sunny, cloudy or rainy day, UV rays are present all year round which means sun protection should always be in your mind.

It is recommended to apply sunscreen products 15 to 30 minutes before you go out into the sun. Reapply your sunscreen product every two to three hours if you are exposed to sunlight for a long time. Sweating will also reduce the sunscreen effect, so reapplying sunscreen is suggested.

Moreover, spending a day in the snow can be harder on your eyes than a day at the beach, and just as damaging to your skin. Snow can reflect 80% of UV rays while a beach reflects just 17%, so sunscreen is recommended and sunglasses with a UV filtration function are advised for eye protection.

    What are SPF and PA?    

SPF is the abbreviation for sun protection factor and it refers to a sunscreen’s ability to shield you from the sun’s ultraviolet UVB rays. The higher the SPF, the higher the sunscreen’s efficacy.

In general, it takes about 10 minutes without sunscreen for a person’s skin to start burning. An SPF 15 product will prevent skin from burning for 15 times longer – so about 150 minutes. PA, meanwhile, refers to the Protection Grade against UVA radiation and is often labelled as PA+, PA++, PA+++ and PA++++ with the more plus signs indicating greater efficacy and protection.

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    How to Choose the Right Sunscreen Product?   

SPF15 is able to shield from 93% of UVB rays, while SPF30 is able to shield 96%. To achieve a more comprehensive sun protection result, the Hong Kong Consumer Council recommends consumers to choose SPF30 or SPF50 products with a minimum level of PA+++.

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    What are the Ingredients in Sunscreen?   

There are both physical and chemical ingredients used in sunscreen. The former sit on top of the skin and reflect the sun’s rays while chemical sunscreen ingredients transform UV rays into harmless energy through reactions with certain chemical molecules. The ingredients work only after being absorbed by the epidermis, which is why sunscreen products only become effective 30 minutes after application.

  Commonly known physical sunscreen ingredients:  

  • Titanium Dioxide – Blocks UVB and part of UVA
  • Zinc Oxide – Blocks nearly all wavelengths of UVA and UVB

 Commonly known chemical sunscreen   ingredients:  

  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate – Blocks UVB
  • Octyl Salicylate – UVB blocking agent
  • Oxybezone / Benzophenone-3 – Blocks UVA, may trigger allergic effects
  • Avobezone / Parsol 1789 – Blocks UVA, commonly used together with Benzophenone-3
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycimamate – Blocks UVB

What’s the best way to protect our skin from the summer sun? One efficient method is to boost your skin health by blocking UV rays and melanin from penetrating the skin. This is the first step to creating a new definition of skin whitening.

  The Fight Against Free Radicals  

Skin will always be exposed to external aggressors such as environmental pollution, UV radiation and the impact of climate change. To help maintain the normal functions of the body, oxygen is needed to assist the metabolism of cellular tissue. Free radicals, which are derived from the oxygen molecule, are formed as a result of this process.

There are various forms of free radicals that will attack human cells, cell membranes and other body matter, causing a chain peroxidation reaction. The body’s defence mechanism are antioxidants – chemicals that help stop or limit the damage caused by free radicals. Different types of free radicals have their own targets in the body and create varying levels of damage to cells. Therefore, different antioxidants are needed to help protect your skin.

 

 The Fight Against Free Radicals  

Skin will always be exposed to external aggressors such as environmental pollution, UV radiation and the impact of climate change. To help maintain the normal functions of the body, oxygen is needed to assist the metabolism of cellular tissue. Free radicals, which are derived from the oxygen molecule, are formed as a result of this process.

There are various forms of free radicals that will attack human cells, cell membranes and other body matter, causing a chain peroxidation reaction. The body’s defence mechanism are antioxidants – chemicals that help stop or limit the damage caused by free radicals. Different types of free radicals have their own targets in the body and create varying levels of damage to cells. Therefore, different antioxidants are needed to help protect your skin.

    How Antioxidants Help from the Inside Out    

The following ingredients all possess anti-oxidative functions that will help your skin fight against free radicals. Keep a lookout for these ingredients next time you choose your skincare products.

In addition to skin whitening,
vitamin C helps promote the synthesis
of collagen and mucopolysaccharide,
at the same time as promoting wound
healing. The functioning of connective
tissue will be affected if there is a deficiency
of vitamin C, making the skin more
vulnerable to free radicals. Vitamin C
is an important antioxidant for
skin and tissue protection.
Helps regulate the metabolism
of the epidermis and stratum corneum -
the outermost layer of the skin;
protects the epidermis from bacterial
damage and helps to maintain its health.
Helps control cell oxidation
and promote wound healing.
Use vitamin E and vitamin C together
to bring double benefits.
In addition to skin whitening,
vitamin C helps promote the synthesis of collagen and mucopolysaccharide, at the same time as promoting wound healing. The functioning of connective tissue will be affected if there is a deficiency of vitamin C, making the skin more vulnerable to free radicals. Vitamin C is an important
antioxidant for skin and
tissue protection.
Helps regulate the metabolism of the epidermis and stratum corneum - the outermost layer of the skin; protects the epidermis from bacterial damage and helps to maintain its health.
Helps control cell oxidation and promote wound healing. Use vitamin E and vitamin C together to bring double benefits.

Truvivity by Nutrilite™ Beauty Powder Drink Includes PhytoCeramideComplex, acerola cherry extract and cranberry; specially formulated to provide a refreshing boost at any time of the day.

ARTISTRY™ Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment

Inspired by dermatologist-injected filler treatments*, this delivers an unprecedented level of Vita-C Complex and Bi-Action Hyaluronic Acid Blend using an innovative activating cap. The treatment addresses the key factors that cause expression lines, helping to restore the skin’s natural plumpness and give you a younger, smoother and healthier look!

*Note: Results not equivalent to surgical / cosmetic procedures.

   UV Rays – Your Skin’s Biggest Enemy   

External factors are the biggest enemy of your skin. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be divided into different wavelengths – long, medium and short waves – with UVA able to penetrate deep into the dermis, causing skin darkness, inelasticity, wrinkles and fine lines. UVB, meanwhile, can only reach the epidermis and will cause skin redness, inflammation and an increase of melanin. The simple conclusion is that UV protection is crucial in preventing the skin from sun damage.

Harmful Effects of UVA  

Harmful Effects of UVB

   What is the UV Index?   

he UV index measures the extent to which UV rays affect human skin. The higher the UV index, the higher the chance of suffering from skin and eye damage, and the shorter the time required to cause such damage. The Hong Kong UV index is set according to guidelines issued by the World Health Organization and is divided into five exposure levels: low, moderate, high, very high and extreme. The daily UV Index in Hong Kong is available

UV Radiation and Recommended Protective Issue
UV IndexExposure LevelRecommended Protective Issue
0-2LowApply sunscreen product
3-5ModerateApply sunscreen product
6-7HighApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear sunglasses
8-10Very HighApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear UV-cut clothes and sunglasses
Avoid direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm
11+ExtremeApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear UV-cut clothes and sunglasses
Avoid direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm
UV Radiation and Recommended Protective Issue
UV IndexExposure LevelRecommended Protective Issue
0-2LowApply sunscreen product
3-5ModerateApply sunscreen product
6-7HighApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear sunglasses
8-10Very HighApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear UV-cut clothes and sunglasses
Avoid direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm
11+ExtremeApply sunscreen product, wear a hat and/or use an umbrella, wear UV-cut clothes and sunglasses
Avoid direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm

   Something You Should Know About Sunscreen   

Although tanned skin has become a trend recently, sunscreen is still necessary because it protects us and lowers the risk of contracting skin cancer. People may think we only need sunscreen when doing water sports, hiking or expect to be exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time. The truth is, however, that whether it’s a sunny, cloudy or rainy day, UV rays are present all year round which means sun protection should always be in your mind.

It is recommended to apply sunscreen products 15 to 30 minutes before you go out into the sun. Reapply your sunscreen product every two to three hours if you are exposed to sunlight for a long time. Sweating will also reduce the sunscreen effect, so reapplying sunscreen is suggested.

Moreover, spending a day in the snow can be harder on your eyes than a day at the beach, and just as damaging to your skin. Snow can reflect 80% of UV rays while a beach reflects just 17%, so sunscreen is recommended and sunglasses with a UV filtration function are advised for eye protection.

   What are SPF and PA?   

SPF is the abbreviation for sun protection factor and it refers to a sunscreen’s ability to shield you from the sun’s ultraviolet UVB rays. The higher the SPF, the higher the sunscreen’s efficacy.

In general, it takes about 10 minutes without sunscreen for a person’s skin to start burning. An SPF 15 product will prevent skin from burning for 15 times longer – so about 150 minutes. PA, meanwhile, refers to the Protection Grade against UVA radiation and is often labelled as PA+, PA++, PA+++ and PA++++ with the more plus signs indicating greater efficacy and protection.

  How to Choose the Right 
 Sunscreen Product?  

SPF15 is able to shield from 93% of UVB rays, while SPF30 is able to shield 96%. To achieve a more comprehensive sun protection result, the Hong Kong Consumer Council recommends consumers to choose SPF30 or SPF50 products with a minimum level of PA+++.

  What are the Ingredients in Sunscreen? 

There are both physical and chemical ingredients used in sunscreen. The former sit on top of the skin and reflect the sun’s rays while chemical sunscreen ingredients transform UV rays into harmless energy through reactions with certain chemical molecules. The ingredients work only after being absorbed by the epidermis, which is why sunscreen products only become effective 30 minutes after application.

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  Commonly known physical sunscreen ingredients  

  • Titanium Dioxide – Blocks UVB and part of UVA
  • Zinc Oxide – Blocks nearly all wavelengths of UVA and UVB

  Commonly known chemical sunscreen ingredients  

  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate – Blocks UVB
  • Octyl Salicylate – UVB blocking agent
  • Oxybezone / Benzophenone-3 – Blocks UVA, may trigger allergic effects
  • Avobezone / Parsol 1789 – Blocks UVA, commonly used together with Benzophenone-3
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycimamate – Blocks UVB