Scientifically Based + Clinically Researched
Waxhead Sun Defense Food is a revolutionary snack powered by our proprietary antioxidant blend. Each bar delivers plant-based ingredients to reduce inflammation caused by sunburn and attack free radicals to prevent DNA damage and skin cancer.
More Clinical Research on Antioxidants Defending Skin
American Academy of Dermatology
Our findings support the existence of an inverse association between tea consumption and skin carcinogenesis.
Vitamins A, C, and E, η-3 fatty acids might have beneficial effect on skin aging, skin sun protection, or skin cancer.
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Human studies suggest that green tea can be used as pharmacological agents for the prevention of solar UVB light-induced skin disorders including melanoma.
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Dietary changes and special nutrients may help to reduce oxidative stress and free radical formation and thereby slow down the skin damage process.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Almonds contain high concentrations of antioxidants that fight skin cancer and damage by reversing oxidative stress.
Synergistic use of β-carotene with vitamins C and E has demonstrated prophylaxis against reactive oxygen radicals involved in non melanoma skin cancer and reduced sunburn reactions significantly.
Dietary antioxidant vitamins, and phytochemicals and fatty acids have demonstrated photoprotective properties.
Annual Review of Nutrition
In the absence of topically added compounds, skin protection depends solely on endogenous defense. Micronutrients can act as UV absorbers.
Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy
It is estimated that total sun exposure occurs non-intentionally in 3/4th of our lifetimes and not when we are intentionally exposed to the sun on the beach. We rarely use sunscreens then and the only protection of our skin is endogenous (melanin) and exogenous (antioxidants from food).
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
It has been found that oral administration of green tea polyphenols resulted in significant protection against the development of non-melanoma skin cancer.
The results support the hypothesis that flavonoids protect DNA from UV-induced DNA damage.
The Journal of Nutrition
Dietary flavanols from cocoa contribute to endogenous photoprotection, improve dermal blood circulation, and affect cosmetically relevant skin surface and hydration variables.
Sun Defense Foods in the News
Can Food Really Protect Me from the Sun?
The same components that protect plants from the sun—carotenoids and flavonoids—can help humans ward off sun damage. When ingested, these micronutrients act as antioxidants that protect the skin. [full article] from Outside Magazine
Supplements for Healthy Skin
Aging and the sun take a toll on our skin. Increasingly, people are adding antioxidants to their skin care routine, with the goal of helping protect skin from the inside out. Vitamins C and E and selenium are antioxidants that may help protect skin from sun damage. [full article] from WebMD
If You Get Sunburned Easily, You Need These 13 Foods In Your Diet
New research suggests some foods have the power to guard skin from the damage caused by the sun’s UV radiation. [full article] from Reader’s Digest
9 Sun-Protective Foods
Plants produce antioxidants within their own tissues to protect their own cells from premature destruction. When we consume many of these plant-derived antioxidants, these natural agents provide protection to the cells of our bodies, including skin cells. By eating certain foods, you can actually help to reduce damage to your skin caused by exposure to UVA and UVB rays from sunlight. [full article and video] from Fox News
Lots of Vitamin C is Good for the Body
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, delivering protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. [full article] from WebMD
Can Vitamins Protect Skin from the Sun?
You’re probably wondering if vitamins can actually help you prevent sunburns. It is possible. In some cases, vitamins C and E have been credited with preventing sunburns. They can also make the effects of the sun much less severe. [full article] from HowStuffWorks.com
What Doctors Don’t Tell You: Natural ways to prevent sunburn
Sunburn, photoageing and skin cancer are not inevitable if you adopt certain common sense measures, such as eating the right diet. If you are going to be out in the sun, consider upping your intake of vitamins C and E. In one study, 2 g of vitamin C and 1000 IU of vitamin E daily reduced the tendency to sunburn. [full article] from Healthy.net
Skin Care Vitamins and Antioxidants
Research has found that vitamins C and E, can help protect the skin against sun damage and skin cancer, and they may actually reverse some of the discoloration and wrinkles associated with aging. [full article] frrom WebMD
6 Food Groups That Will Protect You From the Sun
Meet the foods that have been shown to increase the skin’s ability to protect against UV damage. Their sunblocking secret: Antioxidants. These compounds help fight free radicals, a nasty set of atoms that contribute to premature aging and can be a product of unprotected sun exposure. [full article] from Greatist
Words to the Wise
In conceiving, designing and producing our antioxidants-rich food products, we conduct a significant amount of ongoing research of publically available medical literature related to skin health and how it relates to sun exposure. We make all this information available on our website, in both summary and detailed versions.
Help yourself to this information, and if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let us know. We started Waxhead to help people just like us, who are hungry for good faith truth about how the foods we eat and the things we do can either help or hurt our bodies.
And a word to the wise. Waxhead Bars are a useful skin-defense tool, but they’re not a panacea. Healthy skin, just like a healthy body, isn’t achieved by any one action. It comes from doing what you can, and all you can, in an intelligent, wise way.
So when using our products, don’t be foolish. When you’re in the sun, continue to cover up with proper clothing and use sunscreen with sufficient SPF based on your exposure time. And rely on qualified health professionals to guide your skin-care efforts. Be smart.
Please know that Waxhead products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical disorder or disease. Our claims and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have any questions relating to specific health concerns, consult a qualified healthcare professional.
The information on this website is intended for your general information, and is not a substitute for medical advice from such professionals. Do not disregard qualified medical advice or postpone consultation with your healthcare provider because of information you read on this website. Whew.