Is it enough to simply block the sun?

We all know that ultraviolet (UV) rays cause skin damage. Sunburn is only the most visible and painful warning sign – the real worry is cellular and DNA damage. 

So is the solution is to simply slap on the sunscreen and block out those damaging rays? We have reservations. 

In fact, a sun block product needs to do more than just stop UV rays. There are also risks that are not eliminated by blocking UV. For instance, the visible blue light component of sunshine can also damage skin, leading to photo aging and even cancer. 

This is why we don’t rely on sun block ingredients in isolation. Along with titanium oxide, Ao products include substances such as Niacinamide, which acts as an antioxidant. This can help protect your skin by reducing free radicals at the cellular level. 

Niacinamide is now well established as an effective anti-aging treatment: 

Analyses of the data revealed a variety of effects related to improvements in skin appearance for topical niacinamide including reductions in fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, red blotchiness, skin sallowness, and improvement in skin elasticity.