MEDIUM UV PROTECTION
SILICONE-DISPERSED UV MINERALS IN A NETWORKED DEFENCE SYSTEM
Designed for medium and darker skin tones (III, IV and V within the Fitzpatrick skin tone scale) and when UV index is low or moderate (under 5).
NIOD's Survival is a range of four networked protection systems with technologies that help support healthy skin defences against environmental and lifestyle-related assaults. Despite their lightweight texture, these formulations offer a broad selection of advanced technologies to target the effects of oxygen radicals including the superoxide radical, nitrogen radicals, carbonyl radicals, glycation and advanced glycation end-products (AGE), pollution, smog, stress, infrared and blue light.
In addition to these protection systems, Survival 30, Survival 20 and Survival 10 offer respectively mineral-only UVB and UVA protection of SPF30 (PA+++), SPF20 (PA+++) and SPF10 (PA++). Survival 0 does not offer UV protection and is intended for evening/nighttime use. Survival 0 can also be used during the day alongside other sun protection formulations that may not offer environmental protection beyond UV (Note: Survival 30, Survival 20 and Survival 10 already offer comprehensive networked protection and do not need the addition of Survival 0 during daytime).
The technologies shared in Survival 30, Survival 20, Survival 10 and Survival 0 are:
Isolated from non-GMO marigold flower, this exceptional carotenoid antioxidant counteracts adverse effects of blue light and increases visible dermal elasticity.
Yeast-Derived Superoxide Dismutase
Superoxide is the main reactive oxygen species in each cell and SOD is the body's natural way of out-competing the ongoing and very damaging effect of superoxide in cells. Arguably, SOD is the most important force against oxidation in the human body. Under direct UVB exposure, topical SOD was shown to reduce the look of additional inflammation by nearly 100%. Survival contains a form of SOD with extraordinary high activity level against the superoxide radical.
An extremely potent scavenger of reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, this superb technology is far more effective than resveratrol and ferulic acid in fighting radicals formed as a result of UV exposure, stress and pollution exposure. Additionally, this exceptional molecule prevents carbonylation of proteins.
While melanin within the skin protects from many forms of environmental assault, its potency is limited with respect to High Energy Visible (HEV) light. Survival includes a fractionated form of melanin that is tailored specifically to absorb light in the range of 400-500 nm wavelengths.
A well-studied derivative of maritime pine, this highly-potent antioxidant supports a wide range of protective functions while minimizing and reversing the appearance of photo damage.
Tomato Carotenoid Complex
Targets a broad range in the invisible light spectrum and reduces the appearance of redness associated with light exposure.
Prebiotic Complex of Gluco-Oligosaccharides and Inulin
Both friendly and unfriendly microorganisms reside on the skin. A number of factors disturb the balance of good microorganisms including abrupt changes in temperature, stress, pollution, malnutrition, use of household chemicals, use of certain cosmetics and UV exposure. This skin prebiotic complex supports friendly skin microorganisms without stimulating harmful ones.
Purified Deep-Sea Algae (Alteromonas Ferment)
Forms a physical shield against urban pollution and smog both of which contribute significantly to premature ageing.
Purified Mediterranean Brown Algae (Padina Pavonica)
Supports calcium bioavailability, essential to protective functions of healthy skin.
Fights visible adverse effects caused by infrared while helping to prevent and reduce the appearance of photo damage.
The UV Protection Mechanism in Survival 30, Survival 20 and Survival 10 is mentioned here.
Directions: Apply to face liberally before UV exposure. If continued UV exposure is expected, to maintain protection, reapply every 2 hours or after material water exposure, towel-drying, swimming or extensive perspiration. Designed for medium and darker skin tones (III, IV and V within the Fitzpatrick skin tone scale) and when UV index is low or moderate (under 5).