A brand that can always be counted on when it comes to cosmeceutical technology that will effectively protect your skin is SkinCeuticals. This time, they have created a product that not only prevents damage but corrects it – say hello to the new Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF50.
This new release is the brand’s first dual-action sunscreen, meaning it not only protects the skin against sun spots and discolouration but corrects existing areas of uneven tone with every application. It features state-of-the-art mineral and chemical UV filters to create an ultra-lightweight shield against UV damage, and is formulated with a combination of key active ingredients to combat uneven pigmentation: 1% Tranexamic Acid, which helps to inhibit the production of melanin, and 2% Niacinamide, which brightens uneven tone and prevents the transfer of melanosomes to the surface. Overall, this innovative sunscreen will help you maintain an even, more radiant complexion all year long.
Tranexamic Acid is a synthetic amino acid derived from lysine and, in this sunscreen, it works by interrupting the pathways in the skin that can lead to discolouration and melasma when left unchecked. It can also work within the surface layers of the skin to make it less susceptible to UV-induced damage and reduce redness.
Niacinamide, another key ingredient, works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimise large pores, improve uneven skin tone, diminish dullness and strengthen a weakened barrier. Plus, it can help the skin to repair signs of UV damage which, when left unchecked, can result in your complexion looking older and less radiant.