Sun protection seems to be the number one thing that everyone says you cant live without. Talk to any dermatologist or beauty guru and they swear by it with a passion and its not hard to understand why. Studies have shown that sun exposure is responsible for 80.3% of skin aging so its not just an add on to your skincare, it is an essential.
For me, my relationship with sunblock has always been kind of a love hate relationship. Having started with sunblock when i was a teen, while i recognize that repeated sun exposure is the leading cause of premature skin aging, it was almost impossible to feel like i am doing it right with all the rules that applies when it comes to sunblock.
Not only do i have to be applying enough , which often leads to a white cast on your skin, but i would also have to reapply every two hours, which is nearly impossible because who would want to apply anything on your skin when you already feel all sticky and grimy?
So in all these years i did what i could, apply enough sunblock without feeling like i have a layer of grease on my skin and stay out of the sun as much as possible because i know that the protection i have from the sunblock is probably wearing off and i do not want to reapply.
About three months ago i was introduced to Beauté Science and their twin products, EstheWhite and EstheShield. So what is it that these miracle products promise to do?
EstheWhite's key active ingredient, PhytoflORAL is a patented innovative dietry supplement with outstanding protective abilities against UV damage, ree radical damage and skin pigmentation. It is derived from non- GMO tomato species rich in colorless carotenoids, which are known to lighten and even skin tone
Skin Whitening by reducing melanin production
Prevents damage to DNA
Prevents skin collagen degradation
Anto-Oxidant & anti inflammatory
Protection against UVA & UVB
These carotenoids are truly colourless: they do not bleach nor stain the skin
The additional ingredient in EstheWhite, L-Cysteine. has been shown to prevent the production of darker melanin, stimulate the production of glutathione, promote skin renewal and display anti-oxidant effects
In a clinical study on effects of colourless carotenoids, dermatologists discovered that 60%-86% of subjects’ skin quality significantly improved after 6 weeks. And up to 90% of the subjects had improvement in skin dryness, roughness, suppleness, evenness and texture after 12 weeks. The research also showed that after 12 weeks of colourless carotenoids intake, 65% of subjects’ skin had a 20% increase in the Minimum Erythemal Dose (MED) after UV exposure testing, characterizing a significant photo- protective effect.
The core ingredient of EstheShield is a proven natural fern extract, polypodium leucotomos. It is an effective chemophoto-protective agent that leads to a significant decrease of UV-induced erythema, sunburn cell formation, DNA damage, epidermal hyperproliferation, and dermal mast cell infiltration.
Polypodium leucotomos has been extensively researched. Clinical studies show that polypodium extracts is effective in defending skin against damage from UV radiation when taken orally. EstheShield is a high potency formulation (500 mg) designed to provide the highest level of protection.
Polypodium leucotomos has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent skin inflammation by inhibiting free radicals in skin tissues from causing long-term DNA damage and photo-ageing.
• Inhibition of free radicals from UV radiation
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents oxidative damage of skin
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin
The benefits of the product sounds wonderful so how did it fare for me ?
My Review + Thoughts of EstheShield and EstheWhite
The thing i love most about the EstheShield + EstheWhite combi is how easy it is. Just pop the pills in the morning before leaving the house and it will work its magic.
I took the combination when i went for my hike up Mount Rinjani where i was exposed to extreme sun and i realized that with the combination of both my physical sunblock and EstheShield + EstheWhite, i was only one shade darker after the trip! it is a miracle by itself as i am somebody who tans very easily and with sun exposure like that, i would have been easily 4 to 5 tones darker.
I have religiously used both EstheShield and Esthewhite for about 3 months now and i can safely say that after taking the combi, my skin does look more radiant, almost as if there is a glow from within that i have not seen before prior to taking the supplements.
Clinical research have shown that after twelve weeks of consuming phytoene and phytofluene, there are significant improvements to skin quality: dryness and roughness are reduced, while suppleness, complexion evenness and texture are enhanced. All these claims of which i can attest too. So much so that one day, i actually went back home to pop the pill when i realized that i forgot about it!
As for fairness, it is quite tough for me to make a fair judgement of the effectiveness mainly due to the fact that i have been out in the sun a lot more the past few months but what i can say is that with the amount of sun that i have been exposed to, my skin should have been a lot tanner but somehow it seems to be maintaining itself well thanks to the benefits of EstheShield + EstheWhite!
If you are interested in reading more about the products, you can find out more at www.beautescience.com!