Want to know the magic ingredients currently being hailed as the secret behind great skin? No, it’s not some new nanoparticle or a miracle molecule but …antioxidants.
In today’s high tech world of skin ingredients, antioxidants are sometimes left in the shadows, but they are an absolute must in your skin care regime.
Cellular damage occurs as a result of build up of ‘super-oxidative species’, or ‘free radicals. These cause premature ageing, but have also been shown to be associated with the causation of many medical condition and diseases, including the development and progression of cancer.
The list of benefits for antioxidants is long—fighting off free radicals, shielding against environmental damagers, such as sunlight, pollution, smoking, infections, drugs and medicines; and the harmful ingredients in our food and drink, including sugar; and being an all-around powerhouse protector for the skin and body.
In fact, we just can’t get enough of these precious gems whether used topically or included in your diet.
Everyone can benefit from having antioxidants in their skin care routine no matter your age, sex, what type of skin you have or how old you are. They really are the superheroes of skincare, which is why you’ll find them packed in our products.
Here are some of the best antioxidants to look out for when choosing your skincare.
Coenzyme Q10 – This powerful antioxidant, also known as Co-Q10 speeds up cell repair and aids healing. It’s particularly beneficial for older, thinner skins and is great for use in eye creams and products that are meant to tone the skin. It’s worth taking the supplement, too. Free radicals can bind to collagen and elastin, preventing them from functioning properly. By freeing them from the free radicals their function returns, and the skin feels tighter and more elastic and bouncy.
Vitamin A (also known as retinol)- We love this hero antioxidant which helps rejuvenates the skin by boosting cell, cell production and collagen formation. It can also help treat skin disorders like acne and psoriasis while reducing brown spots and wrinkles and smoothing out rough patches. It also helps thickens and stimulates the dermis – where your collagen, elastin and blood vessels are – so it reduces wrinkles and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin, helping to slow the normal aging breakdown of your collagen and elastin. Look for it in moisturisers and it’s best used at night.
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) - This powerful antioxidant is perhaps the best free-radical avenger of all the vitamins. It smooths rough patches, counteracts sun damage and helps fade brown spots. It also stimulates collagen, and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Great to use in the morning under your sun block, so look for it in day creams, serums and eye care.
Vitamin E – Another super-antioxidant, vitamin E is known as the dry skin defender and is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that protects lipids from oxidizing, which helps skin retain its natural moisturizers. It is incorporated into many creams and oils that claim to help minimize scars, burns and stretch marks. It also increases the effectiveness of sunscreens.
Green Tea – contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and help by increasing circulation and cell metabolism. Reducing inflammation promotes more even skin tone and helps keep acne and wrinkles at bay. It also helps to calm irritated nerves, and so can improve the sensation of sensitive skin.
Up the Antis in your diet, too
Good skin is not just skin deep. What you eat will ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs so boost antioxidants in your diet to make your topical skincare work harder. The key antioxidants include
Vitamin A - found in liver, dairy produce, dark green and yellow fruits and veg
Vitamin C- found in fresh fruit, vegetables and blue, black and red berries
Vitamin E – found in plant oils, nuts seeds eggs, milk
If you are looking for some skincare products that contain antioxidants, you hadn't look far. Most of our products from the ranges contains the powerful stuff. If you are looking for an anti ageing solution, try our StemCellution Restorative Range. The Hydro Cleanser contains pomegranate and goji berries which prevents cell damage and helps to slow the ageing process. To follow, try our Award Winning Miracle Serum, not only contains anti ageing peptides, but goji berries, green tea extract and pomegranate also. You are protected against free radicals, have prevented cell damage and constant healing and repairing. Like honestly, why not.
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