Protective Effects of Topical Vitamin C Compound Mixtures against Ozone-Induced Damage in Human Skin
It is generally shown that although [Ozone] is not a radical species per se, its toxic effects are mediated through free radical reactions, leading to lipid peroxidation [a form of skin damage].
Indeed, [Ozone] exposure is able to deplete antioxidant levels in the skin, and [antioxidant] topical application can prevent [Ozone]-induced skin damage.
To our knowledge, this study with biopsy analysis is the first conducted in humans that is able to show that [Ozone] exposure can broadly affect cutaneous tissue. Topical application of vitamin C compound mixtures appears capable of preventing the observed effects