AUG 2017

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Page 30 of 84 headlining acts [ 28 ] • # dayspamagazine • august 2017 © GETTY IMAGES As vital as it is to keep track of developments in mainstay spa ingredients, it's also important to watch what's coming out of the lab too. Keep an eye out for these innovative actives on the latest spa product labels. Birch juice , hydrating sap tapped straight from birch trees, is rich in proteins and antioxidants. It has been shown to assist the skin in maintaining a positive oil-moisture balance. Blumilight from Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers a solution to the steady stream of blue radiation from computers and mobile devices. Although high- energy blue light exists in nature to regulate our wake-sleep cycle, scientists are fi nding that the almost constant blue exposure from electronics may negatively affect skin cells, generating oxidative stress that can lead to infl ammation. Blumilight contains a peptidic fraction of a variety of cocoa that has been shown to reduce mitochondrial and cellular ROS induced by blue light. Cholesterol , long vilifi ed as the source of artery-clogging plaque, is now being touted by many as a crucial skincare ingredient. A component of the skin's natural lipid barrier, cholesterol is known to help keep skin fl exible and supple. However, cholesterol production decreases as we age, leaving cells vulnerable to environmental damage. Topically adding this lipid helps improve the skin's barrier function and keep complexions looking younger. Yuza , an Asian citrus fruit also known as yuzu or yuja, contains a high concentration of antioxidant vitamin C. Its extract has been shown to help brighten the skin and stimulate collagen production. u Four to Follow

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