They say good things come in pairs – and this is true of Ultraceuticals' newly launched Ultimate Daily Defence Duo.
The Ultimate Daily Defence Duo is made up of the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex and the Ultra UV Protective Daily Shield SPF 50+ Mineral Defence, the perfect combination of antioxidant and UV protection to fight signs of premature ageing.
The science behind premature ageing
Known for their scientific take on skincare, Ultraceuticals have identified that premature skin ageing is influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors which accumulate over a period of time leading to changes in skin structure, function and appearance.
Intrinsic ageing (also known as biological ageing) is caused by factors that are mostly out of our control such as genetics, DNA and metabolism. However extrinsic ageing (also known as environmental ageing) are caused by external factors, including environmental aggressors that we can control such as UV radiation, smoking, air pollution, diet, stress and sleep deprivation.
Damage to skin from all types of extrinsic ageing has a common cause known as oxidative stress, which refers to the damage and imbalance caused to the skin by highly reactive, unstable oxygen based molecules called ‘free radicals’. Free radicals cause damage to our skin cells including their DNA. This damage accumulates and expresses itself visibly as signs of ageing including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, redness and loss of skin elasticity.
Many of us understand how important it is to wear sunscreen to protect our skin against sun damage but often forget about other environmental aggressors.
The Ultraceuticals' Ultimate Daily Defence Duo offers:
- Antioxidant protection with the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex, an advanced serum that acts as the first line of defence against environmental aggressors, plus it works as a great make-up base;
- Sun damage protection from the Ultra UV Protective Daily Shield SPF 50+, which is a 100% mineral sunscreen with innovative self-adjusting colour technology ensuring it blends perfectly into the skin.