Uwemba-Pastilles® Sun & Skin Protection
(incl. VAT, plus shipping costs)
For the maintenance of normal skin*
Food supplement made from 2 different plants and vitamins.
80 Pastillen à 900mg
Pastilles, Food supplement
Uwemba-Pastilles® Sun & Skin Protection consist of:
- Golden polypody (Polypodium leucotomos)
- Green tea
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D3
Uwemba-Pastilles® Sun & Skin Protection are suitable for regular use (80 pastilles = 80 days) and/or as a daily dietary supplement. Take 1 pastille daily with some liquid. For use in adults and children over 12 years.
* Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
* Vitamin C helps to protect the cells from oxidative stress.
* Vitamin D has a function in cell division.
(1) % of the reference quantity for daily intake according to Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.
(2) % no reference quantity available.
Protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays
The human skin has the ability to protect itself and the organism from harmful UV radiation. It has this property thanks to the pigment cells (melanocytes), which are located under the cornea. Melanin, the pigment of the skin, is formed, which causes the tanning effect of the skin. However, this formation of new pigments and the shift to the higher epithelial layers takes place slowly. The tan only appears after about two to four days afterwards. This protects the underlying skin layers and the very important skin cells. Since people with lighter skin types have less melanin than darker skin types, they are more sensitive to sunlight and more prone to sunburn.
UV-A rays cause the skin to tan, which is visible immediately after exposure to the sun, but fades quickly afterwards. The sun’s UV-A light tans quickly, but not for long. Very intense radiation – such as in solariums, which act in much higher doses than occur in nature – cause a more lasting tan, but this does not protect against sunburn or skin ageing.
UVB rays have a different effect. When the high-energy UVB radiation shines directly on the skin, it stimulates enzymes in the melanocytes, which forms skin pigment melanin. This effect is already evident at low radiation doses and triggers pigmentation of the skin. The natural self-protection of the skin is thus achieved in the long term. However, this takes about 48 to 72 hours.
Uwemba-Pastilles® Sun & Skin Protection support this effect.
Polypodium Leucotomos extracts have been used to treat psoriasis in South America and Spain. Increasing clinical-scientific evidence suggests that P. leucotomos can also be used to treat various skin diseases and conditions because it provides protection from ultraviolet radiation by preventing polymorphic light eruption.
Beta-carotene assists with skin problems that may be caused by photosensitivity.
Light sensitivity and sun protection factor
The sun protection factor (SPF) is a value for how much longer you can stay in the sun with an applied sunscreen without getting sunburned.
Self-protection time is the amount of time you can stay in the sun without a sunscreen product without your skin reddening or burning. Self-protection time depends on skin type and ranges from three minutes to one and a half hours. The possible time in the sun can be determined by a simple formula.
Self-protection time x sun protection factor = maximum possible time in the sun without sunburn.
With a self-protection time of 5 minutes and a sun protection factor of 5, you could (5 min. x SPF 5) stay in the sun for about 25 minutes.