Now that summer’s finally here, using a sunscreen is more important than ever to reduce the risk of premature aging of the skin and developing of skin cancer. Did you also know that using antioxidants boost your sunscreen’s effectiveness? Here’s how: We know that using a broad-spectrum sunscreen protects the skin from photo-damage. However, no sunscreen is 100% effective against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Using an SPF 30 sunscreen offers 97% protection; an SPF 50+ is 98% effective. In addition, most people don’t reapply sunscreen as often as they should. The result is exposure to these residual, damaging UV rays. Antioxidants counteract the damage that UV rays cause. In addition, environmental exposures other than the sun harm and inflame the skin. These include the blue light from your cell phone, infrared radiation (IRA) and ozone. Antioxidants help calm and defend the skin against these environmental sources of free radicals. Lastly, in addition to providing a protective barrier against sunburn and environmental exposures, antioxidants help repair the dark spots and uneven pigmentation caused by photo-damage.

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Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that also possesses sun-protective properties in its own right. Revercel recommends using vitamin C and sunscreen together to boost your sunscreen’s effectiveness: apply vitamin C to the skin each day before applying sunscreen. Revercel’s co-founder and dermatologist Dr. Rick Noodleman recommends vitamin C serum because it’s the most stable form. CE Serum contains pure vitamin C; vitamin E to augment the benefits of glutathione (the body’s “master antioxidant”); and ferulic acid that enhances the benefits of both.

AM Daily Moisturizer

We suggest: AM Daily Moisturizer, Sheer Physical Sun Defense Sunscreen and Triple Duty Plus Sunscreen along with CE Serum for maximum skin protection and repair. If the fountain of youth exists, it’s certainly filled with age-fighting antioxidants. Check out the “Concerns” section of our website to learn more about Revercel’s superior antioxidant and sun protective products.