Antioxidants are critical in neutralising free radicals to prevent cellular damage. Antioxidants are potent anti-inflammatories, and reduce redness associated with eczema, rosacea and sunburn.
Free radicals are the cause of premature aging, as they nick DNA causing mutations, impair mitochondrial cellular respiration and induce inflammation due to release of nitric oxide.
Sources of free radicals are UV, pollution, smoking, excess sugar in diet and stress.
When free radicals are in excess this results in skin cell damage, wrinkles, age spots as well as being associated with rosacea, acne, lupus and psoriasis.
New Zealand pine bark is a more potent plant extract than other plant flavonoid extracts from the rest of the world, because here our pine has had to adapt to the intense UV exposure in New Zealand. That means that the plant has developed enhanced UV bioactive components to protect its own DNA and mitochondria.
Chances are that simply by living in New Zealand or Australia your skin has been subjected to a fair bit of UV damage. Pine bark is a potent cellular protectant against sun damage and promotes cell renewal to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
Our Atopis pine bark is even more powerful. Almost 30 years of scientific research has shown our proprietary plant compounds can actually protect your skin cells against UV, pollutant & DNA damage, oxidative stress, inflammation & even promote wound healing. The pine bark that we gather is treated through our patented process to enhance all of its natural defense mechanisms, thus making it far more potent and effective on the skin.
We have demonstrated using in vitro lab testing that the Atopis pine bark promotes optimal mitochondria respiration and free radical scavenging within skin cells.
Mitochondria are the energy source of our cells. Basically, they protect our cells from incurring damage and re-energize them. If the mitochondria become tired, your skin gets tired. Skin appears lifeless, cell renewal slows down, and your skin doesn’t refresh itself as it naturally should. When your cell mitochondria are working optimally, your skin promotes a healthy glow.
We recommend you always use sun protection, and add antioxidants to your diet and skincare for optimal skin health.
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