Skin Care

Skin ProteX™

S$39.00

60 capsules

Join the oral sunblock revolution

Skin ProteX™ is a revolutionary oral sun protection formula designed to protect your skin from harmful effects of direct sun exposure while replenishing your store of Vitamin D.

Australia MadeGMPGluten-Free

Skin overexposure to sunlight containing UV radiation is detrimental as it results in sunburn, tanning, premature skin aging, or even skin cancer1. However, sunlight is part of our everyday life and it is impossible to avoid its UV rays completely! But what if you could protect your skin from the hazardous rays with just a pill?

SKIN PROTEX™, AN ORAL SUNBLOCK

Skin ProteX™ offers UV protection for a holistic take on inside-out wellness. It overcomes the limitation of topical sunscreen by protecting the entire skin surface all over the body and reaching into the skin’s deep layers.

DEFEND AGAINST PREMATURE SKIN AGING

Chronic sun exposure causes premature aging of the skin such as loss of elasticity, dryness, wrinkles, sagging and accentuated skin furrows2. These are largely due to the degenerative changes in elastin and collagen3. Polypodium leucotomas in Skin ProteX™ protects fibroblast and collagen in the skin from breaking down3. It also enhances the stimulation of elastin and collagen which would improve skin resilience and maintain a youthful appearance3.

DEFEND AGAINST CELL MUTATION

The incidences of skin cancers have increased over the past decades4. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun plays a key role in the damage and mutation of cell DNA which may result in the three types of skin cancers ie. basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma4. Polypodium leucotomas acts as a shield to provide the cell DNA superior defence against damage and mutation from these rays5,6.

IMPROVE SKIN RESISTANCE TO SUNBURN

Polypodium leucotomas significantly reduces UV-induced erythema (skin redness), epidermal hyperproliferation (sunburn cell formation), DNA damage and dermal mast cell infiltration, all of which are signs and symptoms of a sunburn reaction7. Not only is Skin ProteX™ an effective sun protection formula, it improves skin resistance to sunburn as well!

REPAIR EXISTING SKIN DAMAGE

Polypodium leucotomas repairs cells damaged from UV rays by improving the integrity of cell membranes3. Nicotinamide increases the amount of NAD+ in the body which enhances cellular repair processes8. Blueberry extract, lycopene and Vitamin E acetate with their antioxidant properties reduce skin damage from oxidative stress in the body9. With these ingredients, Skin ProteX™ is able to assist with skin repair from the damage induced by the sun.

REPLENISH VITAMIN D

Although overexposure to sunlight is deleterious to health, adequate amount is necessary for the synthesis of vitamin D that is responsible for healthy teeth and bones10. Skin ProteX™ shields the skin from the sun but also provides sufficient vitamin D supplementation that you require!

Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Capsule:

Active ingredientsAmount per capsule
Polypodium leucotomas extract450mg
Nicotinamide35mg
Blueberry extract
(as pterostilbene)
18mg
Vitamin E acetate3mg
Lycopene1mg
Vitamin D0.025mg
Other Ingredients: gelatin capsule, silica, magnesium stearate

How to use

Take 1 capsule 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, repeat every 3 hours while exposed or as recommended by your physician. Avoid excessive direct sun exposure.

Storage

Store in cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Use only if bottle is sealed.

Precautions

Do not take Skin ProteXTM if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive or under 18 years of age.
If you have any medical conditions, please consult your physician prior to use.

  1. Taylor MCR, Sober MAJ. Sun Exposure and Skin Disease. Annual Review of Medicine. 1996;47(1):181–91.
  2. Parrado C, Mascaraque M, Gilaberte Y, Juarranz A, Gonzalez S. Fernblock (Polypodium leucotomos extract): molecular mechanisms and pleiotropic effects in light-related skin conditions, photoaging and skin cancers, a review. Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Jun; 17(7):1026.
  3. Philips N, Smith J, Keller T, Gonzalez S. Predominant effects of Polypodium leucotomos on membrane integrity, lipid peroxidation, and expression of elastin and matrixmetalloproteinase-1 in ultraviolet radiation exposed fibroblasts, and keratinocytes. Journal of Dermatological Science. 2003;32(1):1-9.
  4. Grace K. Kim, James Q. Del Rosso, Susun Bellew. Skin cancer in Asians. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2009 Aug; 2(8): 39–42.
  5. Alonso-Lebrero JL, Domínguez-Jiménez C, Tejedor R, Brieva A, Pivel JP. Photoprotective properties of a hydrophilic extract of the fern Polypodium leucotomos on human skin cells. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2003 Apr;70(1):31-7.
  6. El-Haj N, Goldstein N. Sun protection in a pill: the photoprotective properties of Polypodium leucotomos extract. Int J Dermatol. 2015 Mar;54(3):362-6.
  7. Middelkamp-Hup MA, Pathak MA, Parrado C, Goukassian D, Rius-Díaz F, Mihm MC, Fitzpatrick TB, González S. Oral Polypodium leucotomos extract decreases ultraviolet-induced damage of human skin. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2004;51(6):910–8.
  8. Thompson BC, Surjana D, Halliday GM, Damian DL. Nicotinamide enhances repair of ultraviolet radiation-induced DNA damage in primary melanocytes. Exp Dermatol. 2014 Jul;23(7):509-11.
  9. Kosuru R, Rai U, Prakash S, Singh A, Singh S. Promising therapeutic potential of pterostilbene and its mechanistic insight based on preclinical evidence. Eur J Pharmacol. 2016 Oct; 789:229-43.
  10. Holick MF. Vitamin D: A D-lightful solution for good health. Journal of Medical Biochemistry. 2012;31(4).
Who is Skin ProteX™ suitable for?
Skin ProteX™ is suitable for men and women who:
– are 18 years old and above
– spend extended periods of time exposed to sunlight
What is Polypodium leucotomas?
Polypodium leucotomas is an extract of a fernplant grown in Central and South America.
What are the differences between UVA and UVB?
UVA and UVB differ in the extent to which they can penetrate the skin. UVA has longer wavelengths which penetrate into deeper skin layers, causing skin aging or wrinkling. However, UVB mainly exerts its effects on the top skin layer, causing redness and sunburn.
Why do I need Skin ProteX™ if I can apply topical sunscreen?
Topical sunscreen is only limited to external application on the skin, whereas Skin ProteX™ provides an inside-out approach – protecting the entire skin surface of the body, offering a better skin coverage sun protection.
Do I still need to apply topical sunscreen if I take Skin ProteX™?
It is recommended to use topical sunscreen concurrently with Skin ProteX™ for optimised sun protection.
How frequently should I take Skin ProteX™ when I am out in the sun?
You should take Skin ProteX™ every 3 hours while still exposed to the sun.
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      Skin overexposure to sunlight containing UV radiation is detrimental as it results in sunburn, tanning, premature skin aging, or even skin cancer1. However, sunlight is part of our everyday life and it is impossible to avoid its UV rays completely! But what if you could protect your skin from the hazardous rays with just a pill?

      SKIN PROTEX™, AN ORAL SUNBLOCK

      Skin ProteX™ offers UV protection for a holistic take on inside-out wellness. It overcomes the limitation of topical sunscreen by protecting the entire skin surface all over the body and reaching into the skin’s deep layers.

      DEFEND AGAINST PREMATURE SKIN AGING

      Chronic sun exposure causes premature aging of the skin such as loss of elasticity, dryness, wrinkles, sagging and accentuated skin furrows2. These are largely due to the degenerative changes in elastin and collagen3. Polypodium leucotomas in Skin ProteX™ protects fibroblast and collagen in the skin from breaking down3. It also enhances the stimulation of elastin and collagen which would improve skin resilience and maintain a youthful appearance3.

      DEFEND AGAINST CELL MUTATION

      The incidences of skin cancers have increased over the past decades4. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun plays a key role in the damage and mutation of cell DNA which may result in the three types of skin cancers ie. basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma4. Polypodium leucotomas acts as a shield to provide the cell DNA superior defence against damage and mutation from these rays5,6.

      IMPROVE SKIN RESISTANCE TO SUNBURN

      Polypodium leucotomas significantly reduces UV-induced erythema (skin redness), epidermal hyperproliferation (sunburn cell formation), DNA damage and dermal mast cell infiltration, all of which are signs and symptoms of a sunburn reaction7. Not only is Skin ProteX™ an effective sun protection formula, it improves skin resistance to sunburn as well!

      REPAIR EXISTING SKIN DAMAGE

      Polypodium leucotomas repairs cells damaged from UV rays by improving the integrity of cell membranes3. Nicotinamide increases the amount of NAD+ in the body which enhances cellular repair processes8. Blueberry extract, lycopene and Vitamin E acetate with their antioxidant properties reduce skin damage from oxidative stress in the body9. With these ingredients, Skin ProteX™ is able to assist with skin repair from the damage induced by the sun.

      REPLENISH VITAMIN D

      Although overexposure to sunlight is deleterious to health, adequate amount is necessary for the synthesis of vitamin D that is responsible for healthy teeth and bones10. Skin ProteX™ shields the skin from the sun but also provides sufficient vitamin D supplementation that you require!

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