A Deeper Understanding of the Janesce Suncare Lotion
In the 1990’s, a mother sought help from Jan Smith for naturopathic advice for her 6 month old baby who was suffering from eczema. This was being treated with steroids by her doctor.
During the consultation it was revealed that the mother, with good intention, was also using her SPF sunscreen on her baby.
Jan identified that this could irritate the young skin. She began with the Janesce eczema program. Jan asked the mother to return a few weeks later to trial a newly formulated Janesce suncare lotion. It was soothing and non- irritating and soon the young client’s skin responded well to the healing herbs and plant oils.
The results were so positive, that it was clear that this product had great application for all ages, and all skin types.
Summary of Benefits
- Protects from the UVA and UVB rays.
- Offers progressive protection – daily application builds resistance to the harmful effects of the sun.
- All day active protection means you don’t have to reapply during the day.
- Rich in antioxidants to counter the harmful effects of the sun, environmental stresses and pollution.
- Nourishes the skin, protects and maintains a healthy skin barrier.
- Suitable for all skins and all ages, including children from the age of 6 months.
- Janesce Suncare Lotion is a very concentrated blend of selected organic plant extracts.
- Janesce Sun Care lotion works by using the natural absorption function of the skin, to protect itself. Natural sun filters, or photo-energy absorbers, are found in plant extracts that are rich in vitamins A and E.
- These plants contain high levels of antioxidants and are readily absorbed into the epidermis and this protects the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environment.
- Shea butter – Healing, UVA and UVB sun filter.
- Helichrysum – UVB filter.
- Viola Tricolor – Offers dermal protection. Absorbs 100% solar radiation of UVA and acts as an antioxidant, scavenging free radicals.
- Aloe – UVB protection and healing.
- Calendula – UVB protection and healing.
- Carrot seed oil – Phyto-energy absorber.
Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
- In Australia there are 33 known sunscreen ingredients that are recognized by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
- This government department regulates the health care industry and authorises the issue of an SPF rating.
- Janesce Suncare Lotion is not formulated with cinnamates, metal oxides, salicylates, and other commonly used ingredients and so an SPF rating in Australia is more difficult to obtain. Only organic plant actives are used when formulating the Janesce Suncare Lotion.
- The Janesce Suncare Lotion was tested at an independent laboratory in Hong Kong in 2014, with a result of SPF 15 after one application.
- Because the Janesce Suncare Lotion works by absorption with protection building over time, the actual SPF rating could be higher if a time lapsed test was able to be done over several weeks. Tests are only available with one application.
General Information Around Sunscreens and SPF
- The sun protection factor (SPF) is a measurement for UVB rays only.
- There is no universal measurement for protection against the UVA rays, which penetrate to the lower dermal layers. This is where our melanocytes are located. They produce melanin, the skins pigment, in response to the UVA rays.
- The SPF rating is only a guide and the actual sun protection is determined by many variables when applying regular SPF rated sun screens. It is determined how much is applied and how often it is applied.
- Exposure time that is heightened when washed off by swimming or sweating.
- Sun sensitivity of the skin to UVB and UVA rays varies with each individual.
- Other skin care products that may strip the skin and heighten sensitivity to the sun even before sun protection is applied.
UVA and UVB Rays
- UVB rays cause sunburn and damage to the epidermis. When the skin is sunburnt, it is the UVB rays that have harmed the skin. This causes degenerative changes to the skin that may eventually lead to sun-induced skin cancers.
- UVA rays have a longer wave length so they penetrate 3-4 mm into the skin, activating the melanocytes to produce melanin. They may not burn the skin like the UVB rays, but overtime they do have a harmful effect on the connective tissue in the dermis, causing premature ageing.
How the Janesce Suncare Lotion Works
- The Janesce Suncare Lotion builds the skins resilience and protection
to both the UVB and UVA rays, and counteracts free radical damage through antioxidant rich plant actives.
- This effectively neutralizes and minimizes the effect of the sun on the skin both on the surface of the skin and in the lower dermal layers.
The advantages of Janesce Suncare Lotion
• Application daily, once a day of the Janesce Suncare Lotion maintains all day protection
• Small amount only is required with each application.
• Does not need to be re- applied after swimming or active sports
• Gentle on the skin – does not irritate and can be used with sensitive skin, or young children
• Suitable and beneficial for all skin types including oily or congested skin
• Maintains healthy pH of the skin
• Slows ageing, due to high concentration of anti-oxidants
• Can be used over the whole body if desired.
Sources of Free Radicals and Effects on the Skin Health
• Radiation from microwaves, computers, mobile phones, television, X-rays, and air travel.
• Light and sunlight (UVB, UVA and ultraviolet radiation)
• Hydrocarbons and Ozone (pollution and atmospheric conditions)
• Excessive exercise
• Cigarette smoking
• Stress – environmental and emotional
• Bacterial and Viral infections
• Plastics and heavy metals found in environment
Toxic effects of Free Radicals on the skin
• Premature ageing
• Sensitising of the skin
• Rupture of facial capillaries
• Damage to proteins of the body (connective tissue, collagen in facial tissue)
• Affects the suppleness of the tissues
• Damage to DNA of the cells
• Sun sensitivity (solar radiation)
How antioxidants work to neutralise free radicals
Free radicals are molecules that have been damaged, and have an electron missing. So they cause damage to proteins, DNA and cell membranes by stealing their electrons through a process called oxidation. Therefore free radical damage is also called oxidative damage.
Antioxidants, are as the name suggests, are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. They do this by donating an electron to the free radical, which neutralises the activity that damages other molecules and cells.
How to Use
Apply on damp skin under or over your daily moisturiser. Alternatively if you are not in an environment which is drying on the skin, the Janesce Suncare Lotion can be used as your daily moisturiser.
Half a pump of product will cover face area. One pump will cover face and neck area.
• (5-6 months use for one bottle)
• Apply in the morning
• Excellent moisturiser for men, oily skin and as a starting moisturiser for pre-teens
For best results make sure you follow the Janesce skin care routine for all your skin care needs. This includes the daily hydration ritual and weekly exfoliation.
For children of any age, mist the skin first before application. Only a small amount is required.
NB * This product is a progressive protection to the sun. For full sun protection, exposure is best after first week of application.
There are none.
Pregnant women, children, adults on medication or having radiation or chemotherapy can use the Suncare Lotion. It is very helpful for those going through radiation because it will help to counteract the free radicals.
If the skin is hypersensitive, just follow the Janesce sensitive skin program for the first 4 weeks, then add the suncare lotion to the routine.
A very safe product that can be recommended with confidence to all.