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Ingestible skincare is at the heart of Sundaily’s clean beauty philosophy. In short, it’s what we’re all about!
Whether you choose to protect your skin from environmental stressors with The Base Layer or work to reverse the visible signs of aging with The Back Up, you need to know what makes ingestible skincare so special.
What is ingestible skincare?
Ingestible skincare is exactly as it sounds: any product we eat or drink that cares for our skin. These products are growing in popularity, and the term encompasses everything from collagen supplements to probiotics for skincare and, of course, our botanical skincare gummies!
Ingestible skincare works by aiding your #skinfromwithin. Instead of working on the surface, where most topical products are applied and stay, ingestible skincare works from inside our bodies to provide the support our skin needs.
The facts are this: 90% of avoidable skin aging is caused by free radical damage from the sun, stress, and smog (read on, we promise we’ll explain!). And while modern life means you can’t avoid these daily stressors, you can fight back.
Instead of staying on the surface, our antioxidant-rich gummies rely on the power of antioxidant-packed botanical extracts to protect our skin. Since free radical damage takes its toll on our skin at a deeper level it’s crucial that we attack it at that deeper level, too.
That’s why our approach is #skinfromwithin.
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What does ingestible skincare help?
See, the cellular damage caused by these elements is a pretty big deal. From down-the-line damage like wrinkles and sun spots to acute annoyances like dry skin and irritation, we can blame environmental stressors for our skin woes.
No matter how much we want perfect skin, it’s unrealistic to eliminate environmental stress from our lives. Instead, we have to strive for balance.
Mitigating these stressors wherever possible is a great first step. The next is to make sure we’re feeding our skin plenty of antioxidants with a healthy diet, topical products, and the addition of Sundaily gummies.
What does Sundaily do?
Our approach to ingestible skincare is all about creating a simple skincare routine that starts with our gummies.
At Sundaily, we’ve developed a two-part gummy system that fights environmental stressors: the external hazards that cause free radical damage to skin.
While both gummies offer significant benefits for skin health and appearance, together they pack the biggest punch. So let’s take a look at each in turn.
The Base Layer: Your daily skin health defender.
What it does: Backed by decades of skin research, The Base Layer is the foundation of your ingestible skin health and anti-aging routine.
From Day 1, this gummy helps boost your skin’s natural ability to fight free radical damage and resist the effects of UV light, smog, and stress on your skin.
What’s in it:
240mg Polypodium leucotomos extract: An antioxidant-rich botanical extract that guards against environmental stressors with anti-aging properties.
The body of research backing PLE indicates that its protective properties work through several mechanisms, such as reducing cell damage caused by free radicals and helping to decrease inflammation. That makes this little fern extract our choice for fighting back against environmental stressors.
20mcg Vitamin D3 (from lichen): An essential vitamin for skin health with anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin D deficiency affects an estimated 1 billion people worldwide. Americans, in particular, seem to be chronically low in this essential nutrient.
Choosing to supplement with a vegan Vitamin D option like the one found in The Base Layer solves an important conundrum.
By that, we mean that protecting ourselves from the sun, one of our biggest sources of environmental stress, may hinder our ability to produce Vitamin D in our skin. So we formulated The Base Layer to include Vitamin D.
For more, check out our blog article, How do antioxidants for skincare work, anyway?. It covers some of what’s going on inside The Base Layer’s hero ingredient, Polypodium leucotomos extract.
The Back Up: Your daily skin rewind.
What it does: Now that you’ve added The Base Layer, it’s time to rewind the clock and reduce the signs of skin stress and aging that have already appeared.
By strengthening your skin at the cellular level, The Back Up helps fight free radical damage, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and improve discoloration, all while promoting healthy skin.
What’s in it:
Astaxanthin: An antioxidant that guards against free radical damage at the cellular level while fighting the signs of aging.
Astaxanthin belongs to a class of antioxidants called carotenoids. Carotenoids are known for their bright red-orange color, which is what gives “high antioxidant” foods such as salmon and tomatoes their color. We get ours from marine algae.
We packed The Back Up with astaxanthin because its powerful free radical-busting compounds perfectly complement The Base Layer. Astaxanthin helps The Back Up reduce the look of existing fine lines and wrinkles, support skin elasticity and hydration, and improve skin spots.
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