The new, innovative way to boost skin pigmentation with limited UV exposure

May 12, 2021

I don't think it comes as any shock when I say that awareness surrounding the harmful effects of UV exposure are rapidly growing.

Well, it is understandable with all the studies and cases showing risks of exposure to the sun’s rays, but let’s look at what happens to our skin biologically when exposed to UV radiation and why it causes so much concern.


Effects of UV Rays on the Skin

A “tan” is how we refer to the pigmentation of our skin when exposed to an environmental stress. It’s the body’s natural defense mechanism against UV rays - it increases the production of melanin, or the pigment in the skin that gives us this darker color. Trust me when I say I will be the first to admit I love a nice tan in the summer, but how does this exposure begin to take a toll?

Over time the exposure to UV rays will cause the skin to age and mature at a faster rate than without exposure. This is mostly because of the two types of UV rays: UVA and UVB. UVB rays are what we can thank for that annoying sunburn we get on the outer layer of our skin while UVA rays are the rays that penetrate deeper into the skin and can cause rashes. But don’t think that UVA is worse than UVB as both UV rays can lead to bigger concerns such as skin cancer with too much exposure.

Sunscreen is definitely the safest way to limit UV damage when you are outside in the sun, but what if I told you there was a newer, and more innovative way to get a natural tan while reducing UV exposure?



Seppic’s newest active ingredient LUMIPOD™ (opens new window) is a smart melanin activator made of a vectorized leucine amino acid, involved in skin pigmentation. 100% natural, it naturally boosts melanin without any need for UV stimulation (in vitro tested). So you can achieve that sunkissed tan without damaging the skin. It brings fast results in a few days with a long lasting effect even after stopping application (in vivo tested). It’s compatible with DHA, so you can combine the immediate effects of DHA with the long lasting tan of LUMIPOD for a safe, bronzed summer look!

INCI: Isosorbide - Capryloyl/Capryloyl Leucine Isosorbide Esters

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