caffeine and your skin health

For many, a hot cup of coffee is a staple in their morning routine. Worries about coffee consumption contributing to heart disease and other forms of ill health have been refuted and now our beloved “cup of joe” is actually credited with reducing type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, asthma and migraines. Manyof these benefits are linked directly to coffee’s caffeine content.

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Many ingredients that have proven internal benefits when consumed do not deliver the same positive outcomes when applied topically. Caffeine does not fit into this category. In addition to its amazing internal benefits, caffeine is a highly important topical ingredient.

We know that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation leads to premature skin aging and skin cancer. Applying broad spectrum sun protection products daily is a critical step to avoiding the formation of pre-cancers. Even with daily UV protection, some cells can begin to mutate and potentially lead to skin cancers. Caffeine  has demonstrated the ability to force these damaged skin cells into apoptosis (death), which reduces the potential that they will go awry and cause cancer. By incorporating caffeine into our new suite of broad spectrum sun protection products, you now have access to a whole new standard of skin health protection.

Find caffeine and the powerful polyphenol antioxidant silybin in the following new PCA SKIN sun protection products:

  • Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
  • Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45: Water Resistant

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