The mineral compounds of zinc oxide and titanium oxide in the foundation sunscreen creams are not absorbed by the skin; they reflect the ultraviolet rays and prevent them from reaching the skin and are recommended for individuals with sensitive and irritable skin.
Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant for prevention of damage to collagen, elastane and skin cells after exposure to free radicals, which are necessary for repairing of tissue; it helps repair wound and burn scars as well.
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is a water-soluble anti-oxidant, which prevents skin dryness and fights aging through tissue regeneration.
Herbal Compounds in Barij Essence Sunscreen Cream for Dry to Normal Skin
Argan oil extracted from Argania spinosa is the most expensive cosmetic oil, which is rich in tocopherols, medium chain fatty acids, carotenoids, squalene and oleic acid. The effect of free fatty acids and tocopherols has been confirmed in removal of pigments formed after long exposure to sunlight. Also, the effect of carotenoids has been confirmed in protecting the skin against the sun.
Aloe vera, and its active ingredient aloin, has strong dose-dependent effects on lightning the skin by stimulating adrenergic receptors. It is also a well-known and efficient moisturizer for the skin. The moisturizing effect of Aloe vera gel is related to the mixture of water and its polysaccharide compounds, especially glucomannan, which forms a gel-like compound and retains water on the skin and forms a moist environment on the skin. Furthermore, based on research, the acemannan present in Aloe vera is a great emollient with great moisturizing capabilities.
Herbal Compounds in Barij Essence Sunscreen Cream for Normal to Oily Skin
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea tree essential oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects and is used as the active ingredient of many topical formulations used in treatment of skin infections. Also, topical use of tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne.
Green Tea (Camelia sinensis)
The polyphenol compound in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which protects the skin against immunosuppression due to exposure to UVB rays. Green tea has anti-bacterial effects, especially against staphylococcus and propionibacterium acnes; it has anti-inflammatory effects and helps regulate hormonal disorders.