Sun protection is one of the most effective anti-aging treatment for all people of all ages.
You can spend a lot of money on the most expensive skin-care products, visits to the dermatologist, injections, fillers.

Defense against UV rays completely dependent on sunscreen.

Valuable information you should know about UV rays

The ultraviolet rays are so strong that they degrade DNA and protein in the skin. 3% -5% of the UV radiation which strikes the ground are so-called UVB rays. These rays are the ones that causes sunburn. The rest is UVA rays, which until a few years ago was considered harmless because they did not cause sunburn – but suntan.

However,  we have now seen that UVA rays absolutely are just as harmful as UVB rays because a tan is simply the skin’s attempt to defend itself. When the skin is stimulated by solar radiation, deliver melanocytes (cells that is located in the lower layers of the skin and produce melanin) melanin which is capable of absorbing UV rays and blocks them before the harmful rays penetrates the different layers of the skin.

UVB rays drain their energy in the upper layers of the skin and cause irritation and sunburn.

UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin layers and cause damage to DNA and the immune system and are detrimental to skin cells and cause wrinkles etc.

Sunscreens in sun products are chemical or physical substances, formulated by molecules that can absorb radiation and publish them into the form of heat – which protect the skin from being in direct contact with the sun’s rays.

Sunscreens must be very stable, non-promoting-irritant and have a high absorption value. Absorbance indicates the protection factor of the filter.

Sun care products from Vivasan are:

  • Sunscreens with the highest protection against UVB and UVA rays and water resistant.
  • do not lose the protection value
  • faster and more intense tan due to plant extracts
  • free of parabens and synthetic colors
  • protection against aging – with plant extracts which prevents DNA damage and can stimulate the skin to defend and repair itself.
  • with the scent of exotic fruits
  • penetrates the skin without getting greasy

Sun filters

Erythema (from the Greek erythros, meaning red) is redness of the skin.

Sun filters were created to protect the damage caused by radiation levels. These must not exceed the MED, the minimun dose causing erythema (Minimal Erytherma Dose). If the MED is not exceeded, the body can slowly proceed to synthesize the pigments that guarantee its correct protection.

Sun filters are therefore chemical or physical substances, specifically formulated with molecules that can absorb radiation and then release it in the form of heat, preventing the skin from remaining in direct contact with the sun’s rays.

These filters thus have to be very stable, non-irritating and must be effective with all types of UV radiation and have high absorption value. The absorption value determines the screening power of the filters.

The S.P.F. protection factor (COLIPA scale) is identified by calculating the ratio between the minimal erytherma dose of the skin protected by the sun filters and the minimum erytherma dose of the unprotected skin. The time of exposure to the sun is also important and strictly correlated. The ration between the two times of exposure give a mathematical calculation of the protection factor.

Prototypes are individual characteristics that allow evaluation of the level of sensitivity to the sun’s radiation.

Prototypes Protection SPF Protection factor
Celtic type Very high 50+
German type High 50 -30
Mediterranean type High/medium 30 – 15

 

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