A Chemical-free Day Cover
Protect & Restore Day Cover is a skin repair cream that helps protect against
sunlight (ultraviolet radiation) and environmental pollution. The cream uses many natural absorbers of ultraviolet radiation and does not contain any dangerous sunscreen chemicals.
Day Cover is designed as a daytime replacement for sun protective creams with dangerous chemical sunscreens. This cream contains a high level of natural ultraviolet absorbers such as squalane, peptides, and nucleotides that have been protecting mammalian skin for over 100 million years. In addition, the Day Cover contains titanium dioxide, a safe reflective sunblocker.
P&R Day Cover is built around:
- Using the skin's natural sunblockers.
The skin's natural sunblockers are proteins (the peptide bonds), absorbing lipids, and nucleotides. This natural blocking is created by putting into the cream high concentrations of plant peptides to protect the peptide bonds of the skin proteins. The high level of squalane (from olive oil) in the cream protects the skin's sensitive lipids. Squalane is the skin's most important protective lipid and declines from levels of 11% in teenager's skin to less than 5% in adults after age 20. Allantoin is a nucleotide that naturally occurs in the body and absorbs the spectrum of ultraviolet radiation which damages the cell's fragile DNA. Clinical studies have also found allantoin to enhance skin repair.
- Using additional safe and reflective titanium dioxide*
Titanium Dioxide Protection -Titanium dioxide is considered one of the safest sunblockers. It reflects ultraviolet radiation over a wide spectrum and the titanium dioxide does not penetrate the skin. Many micronized or siliconized products with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide penetrate deeply in to the skin and should not be used. P&R Day Cover does not contain any chemical sunscreens such as benzophenone or oxybenzone (benzophenone-3) which are free-radical generators and may increase your risk for major cancers.
- Includes broad spectrum natural anti-oxidants to neutralize oxygen radicals
Implied SPF of P&R Day Cover - Our tests give P&R Day Cover an implied SPF of 15 or more. We do not give P&R Day Cover a SPF rating because most of the UV blocking is through peptides, squalane (a lipid), and allantoin (a natural human nucleotide that helps skin repair). These substances are not recognized by the FDA as "official" sunblocking ingredients.Some European countries allow the use of such natural skin ingredients such as peptides and nucleotides to be considered protectors against sunlight damage.
- Helping to rebuild the the skin's acid mantle
Broad Spectrum Anti-oxidants The cream contains antioxidants that de-toxify skin damaging oxygen radicals. These anti-oxidants are mixed isomers (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) of tocopherols (vitamin E isomers), mixed isomers (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) of tocotrienols, beta carotene, and ubiquinone. Numerous studies have demonstrated the superiority of mixed isomers of tocopherols and tocotrienols. Ubiquinone also enhances the anti-oxidant cocktail. P&R Day Cover also contains our patented (US Patent 5,698,184) copper-peptide complex that acts as a superoxide dismutase that can help de-toxify oxygen radicals produced by ultraviolet rays on the skin's surface. Creams containing superoxide dismutase activity have been proven to help protect skin during ultraviolet radiation exposure Reference: Miyachi Y, Imamura S, Viwa G. Decreased skin superoxide dismutase activity by a single exposure of ultraviolet radiation is reduced by liposomal SOD pre-treatment. J Invest Dermatol 1987; 87:111-2).
- Re-building the Skin's Acid Mantle
The acid mantle, the combination of sebum (oil) and perspiration, on the skin's surface protects the skin and renders the skin less vulnerable to damage and attack by environmental factors such as sun and wind and less prone to dehydration. Normal skin pH is somewhat acid and in the range of 4.5. to 5.5. It varies from one part of the body to another and, in general, the pH of a man's skin is lower (more acid) than that of a woman's. P&R Day Cover provides lipids to re-plenish the acid mantle. The cream's acidity (pH) is designed to keep the skin's pH low (around pH 5). This low pH keeps the skin's protective proteins hard and tightly bound together
- Including P&R's clinically-proven skin repair actions
Day Cover also contains Skin Biology's patented mixture of copper-peptides that has been proven to enhance skin repair in four independent studies which have been published in leading dermatology journals
- Avoiding the use of irritants, alcohol, and harsh chemicals
The forumlae avoids the use of skin irritants, alcolhol and harsh chemcials
Day Cover Product Ingredients:
Purified water, copper peptides (hydrolyzed soy protein and copper chloride), ethylhexyl palmitate, squalane, polyoxyethylene (8) stearate, glycerol stearate, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol (and) phenoxyethanol, glycerin, titanium dioxide, allantoin, cupric chloride, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, leucine, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera) gel, tocophersolan (vitamin E), mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocopherols, and mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocotrienols, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q-10), xanthophyll (lutein) and lycopene.