Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (SDSM2)
SDSM2 introduces two additional features to the formula: 1) a more potent form of Superoxide Dismutase derived from yeast originally isolated from grape skin with an extremely high activity of up to 55000 pyrogallol autoxidation inhibitor units per ml and 2) a purified, ph-balanced extract of malachite rock, or copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, which offers additional direct scavenging of the superoxide radical. The new yeast source of SOD also has further advantage of higher colour stability than before which, complemented by the naturally turquoise colour of malachite, renders the colour of SDSM2 brighter yet more saturated.
The technologies in SDSM2 are:
Yeast-Derived Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
Superoxide is the main reactive oxygen species in each cell and SOD is the body's natural way of out-competing the ongoing and very damaging effect of superoxide in cells. Arguably, SOD is the most important force against oxidation in the human body.
Under direct UVB exposure, topical SOD was shown to reduce the look of additional inflammation by nearly 100%.
SOD has in the past been difficult to obtain or to stabilize. SDSM contains a very high concentration of SOD in completely stable and solubilized form.
SDSM2 introduces an even more potent SOD with an extremely high activity of up to 55000 pyrogallol autoxidation inhibitor units per ml, resulting in exceptionally high activity of approximately 500 pyrogallol autoxidation inhibitor units per ml of the formula.
Purified North American Four O' Clock Flower
A studied bio-derivative of this Aztec plant helps reduce the look of inflammation.
Derived entirely through fermentation processes, this sustainably-sourced marine polysaccharide is able to preserve water significantly more than the highest molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid, without any of the drawbacks associated with topical application of such higher weights. This ability prevents water loss even in extreme cases (measured under severely cold temperatures (-20 C) where this polysaccharide increased water preservation by 60%–and in comparison, high-molecular weight HA increased preservation by only 11%). With continued use, the longer-term benefits of preserving hydration are far beyond just hydration itself; however, from a more immediate perspective, this technology increases skin hydration by more than 35% and measurably reduces the look of roughness within 2 hours.
Malachite Rock Extract
This highly-purified, ph-balanced extract of malachite rock, or copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, offers additional direct scavenging of the superoxide radical. It also offers very high potency against oxidative stressors through multiple pathways. SDSM2 owes its more pronounced turquoise colour to the extract of this naturally-copper-rich rock.
Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product.
- Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.
- Keep the area dry.
- If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise rinse off after 24 hours.
- If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.
For more product specific information, review our Patch Testing Guide.
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