Summer is fast approaching and it’s more important than ever to use sunscreen daily to reduce your risk of sun damage, premature skin aging and skin cancer. You’re likely aware of the benefits of sunscreen, but did you know that vitamin C in combination with an SPF product boosts the effectiveness of your sunscreen? Here’s how:

We know that using a broad-spectrum sunscreen protects the skin from photo-damage. However, no sunscreen is 100% effective against damaging UV rays. Using and reapplying an SPF 30 sunscreen offers 97% protection; an SPF 50+ is 98% effective.  Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant with its own sun-protective properties.  In addition, vitamin C counteracts 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 pollution. Antioxidants help calm and defend the skin against these environmental sources of free radicals. Lastly, antioxidants help repair the brown spots and uneven pigmentation caused by photo-damage.

We highly recommend using vitamin C and sunscreen together to synergistically boost your sunscreen’s effectiveness.  Apply vitamin C to your skin each morning prior to applying your sunscreen.  Revercel’s CE Serum contains 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) along with vitamin E and ferulic acid to enhance the skin’s protection from environmental damage. 

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