The results of the study showed products containing the proprietary EnviroScreen technology blend suppressed free radical formation and demonstrated superior performance when tested against comparable products, according to the skin and sun care compay.
Colorescience currently offers three EnviroScreen product formulations: Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50, Sunforgettable Total Protection Body Shield SPF 50 and their bestselling Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50, a powder held inside a portable, self-dispensing brush for convenient application. Results of the comparison brush testing showed all other powder sunscreens allowed for substantial free radical formation upon UV exposure at levels sufficient to deplete concentrations of Vitamin E and Vitamin C. Additionally, Colorescience offers the only powder sunscreen product that has earned the Skin Cancer Foundation's seal for Active Use with water resistance up to 80 minutes, according to the company.
EnviroScreen Technology provides mineral protection from the damaging effects of UVA/UVB, HEV/blue light, infrared radiation and environmental pollution in an aesthetically elegant format, according to the company. These sunscreen formulations contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide actives encapsulated by a patented coating technology and iron oxides, which are blended with a proprietary combination of ingredients including vitamins, antioxidants and hydrating molecules. Together with the patented coated actives, this blend of ingredients is designed to nourish skin, help protect against free radicals, and aid in the protection from environmental factors of UVA/UVB, air pollution, blue light and infrared radiation that contribute to skin damage. EnviroScreen Technology provides broad spectrum SPF50/PA+++ and PA++++ protection, thereby helping to prevent photoaging by protecting against UV damage and restoring previously damaged skin with rejuvenating active ingredients.
"I've always said, if one wants to understand a new technology, reach out to the scientists and engineers behind it. Go right to the source. The creators at Colorescience have developed ingenious and unique sunscreen particle coatings that optimize the ability of their physical blockers to keep out the sun and prevent formation of dangerous free radicals. This translates into optimized sun protection for you and me, and they've done the testing to prove it," said Eric Bernstein, MD.