Containing only natural ingredients, Skinfinity capsules are designed to help build up a deep, long-lasting tan, whilst simultaneously protecting the skin against UV-induced aging.
BackgroundUltraviolet light, from the Sun or a sunbed, can be good for us – for example, it makes vitamin D, essential for strong bones. Additionally, ‘feeling good about our tan’ and ‘looking healthy’ are of psychological benefit. However, we all know that excessive UV exposure is not a good idea. In the short-term, it leads to sunburn and longer-term to wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, sagging and sometimes skin cancers. Premature ageing arises not only from sun bathing or use of a sunbed but continues even in the low levels of sunlight seen on cloudy days, as well as from other factors such as pollution and smoking.
SkinfinityBased on the latest scientific research, Skinfinity is a new, 100% natural, supplement that protects the “skin from within”. Its key constituents are powerful, naturally occurring anti-oxidants, including two members of the carotenoid family; lycopene and beta-carotene. Nature uses these compounds to protect tropical and other plants from the effects of too much sunlight and they are now known to offer similar benefits in us. Skinfinity also contains vitamins C and E to improve skin protection and, via the re-activation of the anti-oxidants, to prolong the effect of the supplement. Also included is gamma linolenic acid (GLA) from evening primrose oil which helps soften the skin. Skinfinity offers two principle benefits; tan enhancement and skin anti-ageing: The most immediate benefit is tan enhancement. Regular users of Skinfinity will find that their tans build faster and stay longer. Lycopene and beta-carotene build up in the skin and interact with melanin (the tanning pigment) to help protect it from aggressive oxygen species formed by UV exposure. The second benefit, skin anti-ageing, is longer-term. As noted above, UV exposure over many years causes wrinkles and sagging. Skinfinity helps to negate this effect by protecting interconnecting collagen fibres to keep the skin looking youthful. Research into this area is very active, here’s just one example: A recent British study from the Universities of Manchester and Newcastle supports the benefits of lycopene in protecting the skin (from within) against sunburn and sun-induced skin ageing. Subjects who consumed tomato paste were found to have 33% more protection against sunburn, compared to the control group. Professor Rhodes, Professor of Dermatology at Manchester University, said: “The tomato [lycopene] diet boosted the level of procollagen in the skin significantly. These increasing levels suggest potential reversal of the skin ageing process. This is in addition to the significant reduction in sunburn.” The protection of the skin by anti-oxidants such as those found in Skinfinity is very different to sunscreens which give a filter/reflective effect. Sunscreens are applied to the surface of the skin and are lost within a few hours (e.g. by washing, swimming, towelling, etc.) whereas Skinfinity’s anti-oxidants build up in our skin day-by-day over several weeks, protecting us ‘from the inside’. This protection is not lost quickly but lasts for many weeks.
The CreatorsThe scientists behind Skinfinity are three world renowned experts in dermatology and photochemistry. Regularly invited to speak at conferences around the world, they have published over 800 scientific papers between them.
- Fritz Boehm was educated at the Charité Hospital, Berlin and subsequently became a Consultant at that hospital. He is now a Senior Consultant and a Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at The Humboldt University in Berlin and also holds honourary professorships at universities in the UK and South America.
- Following a BSc and PhD at the University of Wales, George Truscott was awarded a DSc by the University of Wales in 1966 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1988. He was appointed Professor of Chemistry and Head of Department at Paisley College (University) in 1976 and Professor of Physical Chemistry at Keele in 1990. In 1993 he was elected the (first) Dr Lee visiting Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford University. He has held many national and international posts including that of Founding President of the European Society of Photobiology and the Senior Editor of the Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology (B).
- Jim Barber was educated at the Universities of Wales and East Anglia and has an honourary doctorate from Stockholm University. As well as being a foreign member of the Swedish Royal Academy, he is also a member of the European Academy. He is the Ernst Chain Professor of Biochemistry at Imperial College London and has served as Dean of the Royal College of Science. He has published over 400 research papers and in 2002 he was pleased to be awarded the prestigious Flintoff Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2005, he won the ITALGAS Prize for Energy and the Environment and the 2005 Novartis Meda.