ANTI-UVA / B SERUM
Serum against premature aging of the skin due to the effects of UVA and UVB rays. The ingredients used have antioxidant and block skin penetration by UV radiation.
The herbs containing vitamins A, C and E; flavonoids, polyphenols, carotenoids (lycopene, ß carotene) and phenolic acids enhance protection against photoaging as they have antioxidant effects. The ingredients of these herbs stop the formation of free radicals and neutralise reactive oxygen species, and strengthen the skin's protection against harmful UV rays. Additionally, they support elasticity, work against irritation, and are rich in vitamins. A detailed description of individual herbs and oils are below.
The serum is not a sunscreen, although its ingredients have a protective effect (please look at the description of individual ingredients). We recommend treating them as a daily "urban" cosmetic and an additional dose of antioxidants for our skin when we take it to the sea, to the mountains or to the lake, but in these cases it should not be the only protection. To keep our skin healthy we should always protect it from sunlight.
How to further protect our skin?
- wear dark sunglasses that will protect the eyes and delicate skin on the lower eyelid;
- adjust your outfit – long-sleeved and made of breathable, but densely woven material;
- wear a hat;
- imitate the locals with their siesta custom when the UV index is the highest (you can also check it online).
Emblica [embolic / amla - Phyllanthus emblica
Its fruits are known for their high content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). In addition, it contains minerals, amino acids, calcium, iron, carotenes and a mixture of polyphenols. Therefore, it has a purifying effect on free radicals and effectively stops the production of free radical peroxide. This makes it protective against penetration of the skin by UV rays.
It also contains SPF UVB (2) and PFA UVA (1)
Camellia sinensis [green tea leaf extract]
Green tea leaves are known for their antioxidant qualities. Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against the lethal effects of reactive oxygen species, and which are formed under the influence of UV rays. The basic ingredients of green tea are catechins, vitamin E, tocopherols, carotenoids and polyphenolic compounds, which have a strong antioxidant effect and have been recognized as a herbal sunscreen.
Solanum Lycopersicum [tomato]
Contains lycopene carotene, which is the strongest natural antioxidant. Lycopene also improves the ability of the cells to protect against harmful UV rays. Tomatos also contains a variety of natural antioxidants, vitamin A, C, E, anthocyanin, pantothenic acid and cryptochantine. Therefore, it shows strong protection against neurodegenerative diseases, blocks UV radiation and is considered as a herbal sunscreen.
Juglans Regia [walnut]
Walnuts contain amino acids, carbohydrates, unsaturated fatty acids. Walnut oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, glyceryl triacylates and mostly antioxidants. Aqueous walnut extract has the properties of a self-tanning sunscreen. Walnut has a protective effect against UV radiation.
Rosa Damascena [damask rose]
It stimulates the skin while moisturising it. It has a positive effect on dry, mature and sensitive skin. It helps to reduce skin redness, fights inflammation and helps to repair broken blood vessels. It shows action against the penetration of UV rays.
Citrus Limon [lemon]
Ascorbic acid, one of the ingredients in lemon oil, has a strong antioxidant effect. Lemon oil is used in the treatment of acne, cleansing oily skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells, softening the sun-weakened skin cells.
Punica Granatum [pomegranate]
Pomegranate seeds are a source of vitamin C and K. In addition, pomegranate contains polyphenols, including pernalagine, and flavonoids, which protect the skin against oxidative damage, while increasing the level of antioxidant molecules. Pomegranate has qualities that increase cell regeneration and collagen production, thus improving skin elasticity. Antioxidants contained in pomegranate help to repair damages caused by free radicals, arising not only as a result of solar radiation, but also due to air pollution, causing discolouration and age spots.
Piper Longum [long pepper]
Long pepper contains immunomodulators that bind the formation of cancer cells. According to research, it has antioxidant and protective properties against UV rays.
Malus Domestica [apple]
Apple peel is a source of phytochemicals and flavonoids, which have strong qualities against the formation of free radicals arising from UV radiation.
Rhodiola Rosea [mountain rosary]
Scientists have identified about 140 substances contained in rosary extracts, which are mainly phenolic antioxidants that inhibit the penetration of UV rays through the skin.
Terminalia Chebula [almond tree]
A research in 2004 confirmed that the almond tree reduces oxidative damage resulting from UVB radiation, and has anti-wrinkle effects.
Cucumis Sativus [seed cucumber]
It has antioxidant and soothing burns qualities. It helps to repair dry, damaged skin, or softens and smoothens our skin. It contains vitamin K, which improves skin elasticity.
Rubus Ideaus [raspberry]
Raspberry oil has UVB and UVC absorbing qualities. It is rich in Vitamin E. It soothes irritations. According to research, it protects against UVA radiation, reducing damage caused by its absorption through the skin. It can successfully protect against the full spectrum of UV rays. The studies have further shown that its SPF (UVB) value varies in the range of 28-50, and PFA (UVA) protection in the range of 6.75 - 7.5.
Macadamia Ternifolia [macadamia nuts]
Macadamia nut oil protects against atmospheric conditions, helps maintain skin hydration, and has anti-aging and anti-wrinkle effects. It is an ideal addition to sun care due to its level 4 SPF and sun protection. 90% consists of Omega 7 and 9.
Olea Europaea [European Olive]
Due to its natural squalane content, it is an antioxidant and helps the absorption of other substances that protect the skin from the sun. A very rich source of Omega 7 and 9. It has anti-irritant qualities thanks to the high content of polyphenols. It fosters healing of your skin when sunburned.
Oryza Sativa [rice]
Very rich in vitamin E, it works great for delicate, dry skin as well as for children skin care. It works anti-aging due to the high content of antioxidants and gamma-oryzanol. It has a natural level 4 SPF.
Sesamum Indicum [sesame]
According to research, sesame oil has the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells, is a strong antioxidant, and it has the ability to neutralise free radicals. Rich in Omega 6, 7, 9, it is a source of vitamin E. Its protection against UVB radiation (i.e. SPF), keeps the skin soft and supple.
Lecithin [sunflower lecithin]
These are phospholipids that are an important component of the cell membrane, occurring naturally in plant and animal fats. In the human body, it is present in every cell of the body as a component of cell membranes. It helps to active substances, and get faster and more efficiently into the cell.
Tocopherol [Vitamin E]
Vitamin E absorbs ultraviolet rays, which are responsible for redness and sunburn. Due to its UV protective properties, vitamin E prevents wrinkles, stimulates blood circulation and regulates skin firmness.
Can be used for all skin types. Every complexion, every skin is exposed to photoaging.
The serum has an oil consistency and can leave a delicate layer that gives the skin a healthy, more matt than oily glow. From our experience, after some time it is completely absorbed, but it depends on the user's natural sebum. When applied after our Gel or Herbal Tonic, this can help to regulate our sebum production.
The serum scent is slightly oily, the herbs are less noticeable.
Its scent derives only form the used ingredients. If this is your first time interacting with our cosmetics, their fragrances may surprise you.
The smell and colour of the cosmetic may change slightly over time.
HOW TO USE IT
It can be used both in the morning and in the evening, during summer and winter. For your face and exposed parts of the body exposed to solar radiation.
It is very efficient, 1-2 drops are enough for the whole face.
We apply them on moist skin, e.g. after using our Herbal Tonic, or after bathing (oils do not moisturise, they form a protective layer against moisture loss - occlusive) / after our Gel (stopping hydration with our Gel, aloe also has protective qualities).
HOW TO SCHEDULE OUR COSMETICS INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
1. Facial Cleansing Gel
2. Herbal Tonic (left on the skin or to wipe it off)
3. Gel (optional)
4. Anti-UVA / B serum
In room temperature.
6 months from the date of production, our cosmetics are made in small batches so that they are fresh as long as possible. We verify the demand on an ongoing basis.
RETURN OF THE PACKAGING
Our packaging is returnable in exchange for a discount, please see: Less Waste.
Bottle - glass
Pipette - glass
Nut - PP (5)
Nut retaining ring - HDPE (2)
Pacifier - TPE (7)
PURCHASE USING YOUR OWN PACKAGING
It is possible, however, please check the availability of the cosmetic by contacting us - email@example.com - please see: Less Waste.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY ANTI-UVA / B SERUM?
from 1 to 5 business days
Our cosmetics are made by hand and in small batches, which is why it may happen that we do not have them at the moment of your purchase, in such case we will send it as soon as possible.
Each product requires a day of work, therefore if you want to receive your cosmetic on a specific date please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or using our social media) and check if the cosmetic is ready.
Can I use it with makeup?
- Yes, it is a matter of the amount of the cream used, so it is up to you to choose the right amount that is needed. Don’t worry, it is easy to assess.
Can I use the Serum when I'm pregnant?
- Due to the herbs contained in the Serum, consult this issue with your physician.
Can I get a sample of this Serum?
- Yes and no. No, because our ethos is not to generate excess packaging that will become waste. Yes, if you come to our shop / or we will meet at a cosmetic fair, with your own packaging. You can also buy a smaller amount of this Serum for your own packaging, please see: Less Waste.
* info on paint descent
The inscriptions from our bottles may get damaged/scratched off over time because, the glass we use is difficult to print on, and our printing house uses delicate paints. This makes it easier for us to recover the bottles and fully reuse them.
* allergy info
Our cosmetics contain only natural ingredients that can cause allergic reactions to susceptible people (please see the composition section!). If you experience such reaction, please stop using the cosmetic immediately. The reaction may be indicated by redness, burning, dryness, blemishes, unnatural absorption of the cosmetic for a long time and skin stickiness.
Our cosmetics are created with a view to give the skin pleasure, bringing relief, and care. Any feeling of discomfort is absolutely not intended. If you have any doubts, please contact us - email@example.com.
Even such rich and thoughtful formulas as ours cannot replace conscious care for health, i.e. proper nutrition, exercise and mental health care. All these factors are reflected in the condition of our skin, which communicates with us. Our cosmetics complement the conscious lifestyle.
If you have any questions, please contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org, Jan Barba is our passion and above all, we want for our cosmetics to bring care, and to be used consciously, bringing satisfaction.