Keeping your skin healthy and glowing can be a constant battle, especially in a tropical country that receives strong sunlight all year round. A little sunshine is good, but too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays can harm your skin, resulting in pigmentation and signs of skin ageing.
The sun and your skin
UV rays are one of your skin’s worst enemies. Too much UV rays activate the enzyme tyrosinase which leads to the overproduction of melanin, a pigment that gives skin its colour. There are two major forms of melanin – eumelanin (dark pigment) and pheomelanin (light pigment). Excessive melanin production results in its uneven distribution in the epidermis, showing up as skin darkening, uneven skin tone and appearance of unsightly dark spots.
When your skin is exposed to UV rays, it will produce large amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause oxidative damage to your skin. This induces photo-ageing, characterised by the formation of wrinkles, fine lines and skin dryness.
L-glutathione for skin lightening
Healthy, glowing complexion does not work solely on external protection alone but should start with nourishment from within. L-glutathione, your body’s master antioxidant, has been in the spotlight for its astonishing efficacy in skin lightening.
Your body produces its own glutathione, a tripeptide composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate and glycine. However, the levels naturally decline with age. Poor diet, environmental toxins and stress can quickly drain your glutathione stores, making supplementation necessary.
How does L-glutathione work?
melanin production by inhibiting tyrosinase activity.
the synthesis of melanin, turning eumelanin (dark pigment) to pheomelanin (light pigment).
the skin from UV-induced ROS to ward off wrinkles and fine lines.
Choose your ideal L-glutathione formula
L-glutathione works synergistically with the following nutrients to revitalise your skin from the inside out.
|Setria L-glutathione||Clinically proven to raise glutathione levels in the body|
|L-cysteine||A precursor which boosts the natural production of glutathione in the body|
|Astaxanthin||An internal sunscreen to shield the skin from UV-induced photo-ageing|
|Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)||Regenerates glutathione back to its active form|
|Vitamin C||Boosts L-glutathione levels in the body|
|Zinc||Safeguards the skin against UV rays|
|Grape seed extract||Helps suppress melanin production|
Together, these nutrients help reveal your natural glow, making your skin look great even without makeup.