After-tan care tips to avoid skin damage + ingredients
But we’ll highlight some of them here: Safflower seed oil is a vegetable oil rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, including a special flavonoid called acetin. A 2020 study found that safflower oil and this compound can reduce damage caused by UVB exposure, including stopping collagen damage.
It works by blocking the enzyme collagenase-1, which is responsible for the loss of collagen. You probably know that collagen is the main structural protein of the skin. Thanks to this, the skin looks elastic, tight and young.
With its loss comes sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. Sun damage is actually the #1 cause of premature aging, accounting for up to 80% of visible aging.
Speaking of collagen, we also love vitamins C and E, which are vital parts of collagen collagen synthesis process3. Vitamin C has the ability to “turn on” your body’s ability to produce collagen through fibroblasts, and vitamin E helps C by recharging it. These are synergistic vitamins that work together to become more effective.