NIOD Survival 20 (SPF20) combines medium protection against UVA and UVB rays with intense anti-oxidant protection to combat premature aging and promote healthy skin. Ideal for medium to darker skin tones.
Why you need it:
NIOD Survival 20 (SPF20, PA+++) has a lightweight formula that offers broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays, in addition to protecting from infrared and blue light. It also provides intense protection from the damaging effects of environmental and lifestyle-related assaults that create free radicals. Free radical activity in the human body has been linked to premature ageing, and can be caused by anything from exposure to pollution, stress or exercise.
NIOD's Survival range draws on the latest research and technological advances to provide the most comprehensive skin defence system to date. It contains four networked defence systems to combat environmental and internal stresses, targeting free radicals, glycation (sugar-induced aging), pollution, smog, stress, infrared and blue light.
NIOD Survival 20 is intended for skin tones ranging from medium to darker (skin tones III, IV and V on the Fitzpatrick scale). These skin tones burn minimally or rarely and usually tan easily. Use Survival 20 when the UV index is low or moderate (under 5).
NIOD Survival 20 uses Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide mineral sunscreens. Zinc Oxide is especially effective as it can actually absorb UV rays as well as reflecting them away from skin. The sunscreen particles are suspended in non-comedogenic silicones to offer lightweight UV protection in a very fluid, spreadable formula that doesn't block pores or harm the skin in any way. Survival products are free from nanoparticles and don't cause any oxidative stress.
Like other products in the Survival range, NIOD Survival 20 offers powerful protection from the damaging effects of modern life. Superoxide Dismutase (derived from Yeast) supplements the body's own natural anti-oxidant defences, combating the very damaging effects of superoxides in cells. It is perhaps the most important anti-oxidant force in the human body. Applied to the skin, Superoxide Dismutase has been shown to reduce the additional inflammation caused by UVB rays by nearly 100%.
Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol is another highly effective anti-oxidant, targeting free radicals caused by UV exposure, stress and pollution. Fractionated Melanin is especially potent in protecting from High-Energy Visible light (also known as blue light), absorbing light in the range of 400-500 nm wavelengths. Purified Deep Sea Algae forms a physical shield against urban pollution, which has been shown to contribute to premature aging. A range of Prebiotics and natural Botanical Extracts support healthy skin functions and offer additional anti-oxidant protections, helping to reduce redness while reducing the appearance photo-damage, combating premature aging and increasing skin's elasticity.
How to use:
Apply generously to the face before UV exposure. For continuous protection, reapply every 2 hours and after intense perspiration, towel-drying, swimming or bathing.
NIOD Survival 20 offers a moderate level of protection against UV rays and is designed for medium to darker skin tones that seldom burn and usually tan well (skin types III, IV and V on the Fitzpatrick scale). Use it when the UV index is low to moderate (under 5). For lighter skin tones or days with a higher UV index, Survival 30 is recommended.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Propanediol, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Inulin, Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Xanthophyll, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Melanin, Sucrose, Tapioca Starch, Stearic Acid, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Ethoxydiglycol, Alumina, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.
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