Water & Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract & Polygonum Cuspidatum (Knotweed) Root Extract
Pro Soleil BCR is a skin defense extract delivering a variety of protective benefits to sun care and daily skin care products. Prolonged exposure to solar UV radiation is damaging to the body, and as the largest organ of the body, the skin takes the brunt of it in developing discolorations, wrinkles, sallowness, and loss of elasticity. Pro Soleil BCR combines the synergistic activity of coconut, rice bran and Japanese knotweed extracts to protect skin against the phototoxic effect of UV radiation and deliver antioxidants to help reduce oxidative stress in the skin.
Coconut is a nourishing ingredient to help replenish, hydrate and soothe skin, while rice bran is rich in ferulic acid, a known antioxidant that also protects skin cells from light or radiation induced damage. Japanese knotweed is a rich source of Resveratrol, another powerful antioxidant that is also a potent inducer of sirtuin, which activates proteins that regulate to slow down the aging process.
Pro Soleil BCR is developed with BCR’s unique extraction technology that uses plant derived enzymes to simplify complex botanical actives so they are more easily absorbed by the skin. Thus, saving the skin energy to be used for cellular communication and self-repair for overall wellness. Highly effective proprietary enzymes allow for the use of minimal plant material with maximum yield of beneficial nutrients. As such, BCR’s BioTransformed extracts are sustainable, eco-friendly and cost effective.
In vitro testing quantifies the protective impact of Pro Soleil BCR against the phototoxic effect of UVA. This was done by exposing skin models to UVA radiation levels that caused 50% loss of viability. Results show Pro Soleil BCR improved viability by 11%.
UVA is the primary effector of photoaging. UVA radiation penetrates deep into the skin, where its energy creates free radicals. Testing shows Pro Soleil BCR inhibits the increase of free radicals triggered by UVA.