London, UK. July 2, 2015
Polyhydroxy acids, a new generation of effective antioxidants
The skin is a complex and dynamic organ that is constantly bombarded with environmental trauma including UV radiation and pollution. UV light can cause major and often irreversible changes in the skin including damage to the three layers of skin. In the context of this constantly changing and sometimes harsh environment, the skin must maintain homeostasis and protect a delicate network of biochemical and physiological systems.
However, it is becoming increasingly clear that, over time, the skin’s protective mechanisms can become overwhelmed by the damage caused by UV radiation, resulting in irreversible structural damage, chronic inflammation and, in some cases, photocarcinogenesis.