Beauty might be skin deep, but
Overexposure to UV light depresses the immune system by creating free radicals. Most sunscreens further compound this damage by using organic ingredients that break down in the presence of sunlight—creating more free radicals.
One effective way to reduce free radical generation is the use of beta-carotene and other carotenoids—powerful antioxidants that neutralize them and, in doing so, strengthen the immune system. (Epidemiological studies show that people with high beta-carotene levels enjoy a significantly lower risk of lung cancer.) Unfortunately, the human body cannot synthesize carotenoids—which means we must obtain an ongoing supply through either diet or other external means.
The good news? 3rd Rock is an excellent source of beta-carotene and other carotenoids. It also contains beta glucan, that boosts carotenoid levels, and Vitamins C and E, that bind with carotenoids to boost antioxidant levels in the skin.
But raising skin carotenoid concentrations is just one reason for 3rd Rock’s cytoprotective properties. Another critical ingredient in our unique multi-protective formula is Aloe Barbadensis-Miller. Aloe Barbadensis-Miller is not an antioxidant, but a cytoprotectant. It keeps cells healthy by strengthening the membranes—their first line of defense against toxins, free radicals and other threats to optimum functioning.