Skincare 101

Why care about your skin?

Simple. Skin is our largest organ and provides three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation. Skin protects us from a constant barrage of insults from the environment, including UV radiation, microorganisms, chemicals, and even mechanical forces on our bodies. Skin helps to regulate our temperatures making sure we sweat when we need to and even acts as a reservoir for Vitamin D synthesis. Finally, we need our skin to feel sensations of heat, cold, touch, and pain. Loss of these sensations has very negative effects on our bodies and quality of life.

What affects skin?

Scientists have come up with the skin exposome. An exposome is a term coined in cancer research to describe the totality of exposures someone is subjected to, from conception until death. The skin exposome includes sun radiation, tobacco, temperature, nutrition, stress, lack of sleep, pollution. These are all the factors that have an effect on the health, and, thus, the appearance of your skin. The 3 most important factors are tobacco, pollution, and the sun.

What is photoaging?

The term “photoaging” specifically applies to the effects of UV exposure on skin aging. UV damage affects all layers of our skin down to the cellular level. The results are: loss of elasticity, dry and wrinkled appearance, and patchy pigmentation. The most important fact is that photoaging of skin mainly results from daily exposure to non-extreme, low-doses of UV radiation that do NOT cause any visible changes but that do lead to cell damage and destruction. So, just because you didn’t turn red today, doesn't mean your skin didn't take a beating.

The Sonne System is scientifically formulated to protect your skin from photoaging and reverse its effects. Goodbye wrinkles, redness, and blemishes. You’ll see a difference in just 6-8 days.

What to do?

Research has consistently shown that the use of a daily moisturizer with SPF 30 broad spectrum protection can reduce the effects of photoaging significantly. Further, sunscreens with antioxidants like Vitamins C and E as well as Red Algae Extract can compound the protective effects of a sunscreen. That’s not enough though. Since there’s no way to prevent all UV damage (unless you never go outside, which we don’t recommend), your skin regimen needs a second part: a night cream rich in antioxidants, mainly, Vitamin C. Vitamin C has consistently been shown to improve the appearance of skin through decreasing redness and increasing brightness. In addition, it is a great free radical scavenger, helping to maintain healthy cells that support synthesis of collagen and other factors needed for healthy looking skin.

Morning Main Ingredients


Active Ingredient(s)

Zinc Oxide 13.5%

Inactive Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glycerin, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Aleurites Moluccanus Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ergothioneine (L), Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Glyceryl Isostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Lecithin, Malic Acid (L), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Lactate, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

Evening Main Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Ergothioneine (L), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol