Skin Unexposed®
A New Approach to Healthy, Youthful Skin

How a dermatologist moved beyond the concept of photoaging to discover four external factors aging our skin.

Skin Unexposed®
A New Approach to Healthy, Youthful Skin

How a dermatologist moved beyond the concept of photoaging to discover four external factors aging our skin.

Her Defining Discovery

Dr. Loretta is a prominent Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology with over 40 years of experience. Having completed her dermatology residency as Chief Resident, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Loretta has performed thousands of total body exams and was struck by the remarkable differences seen in exposed skin compared to unexposed skin.

EXPOSED SKIN

Patient’s forearm

UNEXPOSED SKIN

Same patient’s lower back

Photos taken on the same patient on the same day, using the same camera.

EXPOSED SKIN

Patient's face

UNEXPOSED SKIN

Same patient's stomach

Photos taken on the same patient on the same day, using the same camera.

EXPOSED SKIN

Patient’s arm

UNEXPOSED SKIN

Same patient's stomach

Photos taken on the same patient on the same day, using the same camera.

The Findings

85% of Skin Aging is caused by 4 Factors

Pollution

The surprising reality: Levels inside are even higher than outside. Emissions from paint, carpeting, plastics, stovetop cooking gases, and nicotine are a nearly constant assault on the skin, as we spend almost 90% of our time indoors.

Outdoor pollution levels from cars, construction sites, power plants, incinerators, fires, and dust are increasing alarmingly and recognized as a major health risk. Not unexpected, then, that people in more densely populated Northeast cities like New York with higher pollution levels have more wrinkles.

The skin is the body’s natural protective barrier. But pollution particles are up to 30 times smaller than pores, which means they can penetrate and disrupt the healthy surface and damage deeper layers of skin, resulting in inflammation, collagen and elastin breakdown, and premature skin cell death. What does this look like? Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and redness.

our solutions

Standard antioxidant formulas protect from oxygen free radical damage. But the effects of pollution are also the result of nitrogen free radicals. That’s why Dr. Loretta’s formulas contain Lipochroman®, the only antioxidant that protects against both. The formulas also feature deeply penetrating antioxidant Vitamin C, algae peptides, and essential oils to help reduce the breakdown of collagen and elastin and to promote the formation of new collagen.

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Light

But research now shows that high energy visible rays (HEV light) also lead to significant photo damage and skin aging. HEV exposure comes not only from the sun but from indoor light, too—computer monitors, mobile phones, energy efficient fluorescent and LED lights.

It’s estimated that the average American spends around eight hours a day in front of a screen. That’s a real complexion concern: Accumulated exposure to UVB, UVA, and HEV light causes uneven skin pigment, loss of firmness, wrinkles, rough texture, and sensitivity.

our solutions

The formulas contain powerful antioxidants like Chromabright®, Lipochroman®, and Vitamin C to neutralize free radicals and correct damage caused by UV and HEV radiation.

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Climate

Cold weather depletes moisture-trapping lipids, causing dryness, itching, and irritation. Indoor heating and air-conditioning also strip skin of moisture. Warmer weather can increase oiliness and acne.

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For the most effective moisture replenishment, Dr. Loretta’s formulas incorporate bioidentical lipids and marine peptides. To reduce excessive oiliness without drying the skin, the formulas contain perfectly adjusted pH levels of glycolic and salicylic acids combined with essential oils and marine extracts.

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Irritants

Ingredients meant to improve the skin’s condition can lead instead to redness, flaking, rough texture, and sensitivity. Topical brighteners like hydroquinone, kojic acid, and tretinoin can make the skin light sensitive, potentially worsening dark spots and redness.

our solutions

To protect against irritation, Dr. Loretta’s formulas are free of these commonly used ingredients:

  • Sulfates: Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
  • Parabens
  • Formaldehyde releasing ingredients
  • Artificial dye, artificial fragrance, and fragrance mixes
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Phthalates
  • Propylene glycol
  • DEA/TEA/MEA
  • Hydroquinone
  • Kojic acid
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • Triclosan
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