When it comes to preventing premature ageing, a high sun protection factor (SPF) sunscreen will always be your best line of defence. Still, not all sunscreen is created equally. For one, most will offer you broad-spectrum protection, meaning they’ll prevent the ageing and burning effects of UVA and UVB rays respectively. Thing is, these aren’t the only forms of light that age and harm your skin. There are many and this is where Lamelle Helase 50+ – a complete solution to all forms of light-related ageing – comes in. Better yet, it and doesn’t just prevent damage, it can correct it too!
Let’s talk about light. Many types can negatively affect your skin and understanding them the first step in knowing how to protect yourself. UVA and UVB you’ll be familiar with. We can’t see those rays, but we know they’re bad news for our skin. You should also be aware of UVC. Technically, this is the most dangerous type of UV light, but thankfully our atmosphere absorbs most of it. Still, a very small yet damaging amount manages to reach us. This, along with tiny carbon particles of pollution, can inhibit our immune system.
Next up, there’s Visible Light. This is the form of light we see as colours. It contributes to photo-ageing too as well as DNA damage – and even mutations – that can lead to cancer via the formation of cell-damaging free-radicals. This is why using a sunscreen containing potent antioxidants is vital if you’re to protect yourself. Last but not least, we’ve also got Infrared A, B and C to worry about. This type of light is what creates that warm feeling when you’re in the sun. Studies have shown it triggers ageing as well as inflammation. Worse yet, it penetrates much deeper than other types of light to reach your dermis, the layer where wrinkles are formed.
As UVA, Visible Light and Infrared light can all pass through glass, our skin faces an onslaught of damaging light both indoors and out, but we don’t have to retreat to a bunker or toss just yet. Lamelle Helase 50+ is a ground-breaking DNA-correcting photo-protecting product formulated to protect you from the entire spectrum – UVA, UVB, UVC, Visible Light and Infrared! Thanks to Pycnogenol®, one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, it’s able to fend off the free-radicals caused by Visible Light while calming inflammation. The latter, if left unchecked, is another major cause of premature ageing. Then there’s our star ingredient, photolyase. A powerful DNA-repairing enzyme that occurs naturally in animals and plants, it physically corrects dangerous DNA breaks and kinks (known as “dimers”) that can lead to the mutations responsible for skin cancer.
Helase 50+ also stop the effects of immune suppression caused by early UVB, Infrared and even UVC frequencies. It also inhibits the inflammation and ageing specifically triggered by Infrared. It’s for these reasons that Helase 50+ is being heralded as potentially the best photoprotection product under the sun. No other conventional “off-the-shelf” sunscreen could ever compete. It’s time for next-level protection If you’ve already committed to applying sunscreen every day, you’re doing so with the best intentions but are only going halfway.
Healse 50+ has a lightweight, fragrance-free formula with a primer-like texture once absorbed and can be applied over your serum and moisturiser. Naturally, everyone can benefit from it – even those as young as six months – but anyone struggling with hyperpigmentation will find it an essential. Also, those with fair skin prone to burning, sun spots, a history of skin cancer and those who’ve undergone a laser treatment or peel that makes your skin more susceptible to sun damage, will find it a DNA-correcting, anti-ageing essential.
Our editor is a big fan of Helase 50+ – check out her review here.
Watch Lamelle founder Dr Bradley Wagemaker sum up the importance of using an SPF product that protects against all forms of light.