The Photoprotective Science Behind Airelle®
Protecting Against Collagen Breakdown
Sun exposure is responsible for about 90% of premature skin aging, and 30% of the sun’s damaging radiation is caused by Infrared light. Infrared rays penetrate deeper into the skin than their UVA and UVB counterparts – to the reticular dermis – where they trigger the MMP-1 (matrix metalloproteinase-1) cascade and collagen breakdown. MMP-1 is a critical enzyme in the skin collagen degradation cascade.
Airelle® products contain BERRIMATRIX®, a proprietary ingredient developed by Airelle®, which is shown to help prevent collagen breakdown caused by the MMP-1 cascade.
In addition, the botanical antioxidants in Airelle® products have been shown to help reduce incidences of UV-mediated oxidative photodamage.