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Antioxidants in Skincare: What are they?

Updated on February 20, 2020

As we age our collagen breaks down. The natural process of ageing from fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin and uneven skin tone begins form as early as our mid 20s. Antioxidants work by fighting against free radicals, helping to prevent and correct these early signs leaving your skin with a youthful glow. Antioxidants are found in many skin products today to help you treat a variety of skin problems from sun damage to uneven skin tone to early signs of ageing. Choosing the best antioxidant ingredient can be hard which is why it Is best to do a little research on what it is your skin needs.

How they work?

Antioxidants are molecules that fight and neutralize free radicals. They work by helping fight all the negative effects free radicals have on our skin by acting as a shield for the skin that these molecules that free radicals usually latch onto. Antioxidants protect the skin by reducing and counteracting the free radical production. Antioxidants can be used to target different skin types from pigmentation to inflammation to acne to brightening your skin tone.

What are the top antioxidants for you skin and where to find them?

1. VITAMIN C

A favourite in the beauty world, vitamin C is one of the most studied antioxidants available today. Vitamin C has many skin benefits, not only is it a radical scavenger but has been proven to brighten and even skin tone, boost collagen production and fade dark spots.

2. RETINOL

Retinol has been proven time and time again to help turn back the clock on aging skin. A derivative of vitamin A, this ingredient is extremely effective due to its small molecular structure, giving it the ability to penetrate deep enough into the skin. It penetrates so deep so that it can effectively stimulate collagen production and accelerate cell renewal and repair, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles reducing the signs of ageing. Skin Retinol Skin Booster has been created as a lightweight night serum to utilise the skin-renewing power to re-build, smooth and repair the skin. This 2% night serum protects against free radicals leaving your skin looking more radiant and youthful. Not suitable for those who are pregnant.

3. HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid is an antioxidant which when applied topically hydrates skin for a plumper, youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid will minimise the appearance of fine lines and protect your skin from harsh chemicals as well as sun exposure. Lift & Lustre has been created to do exactly that! This liquid gold, concentrated serum rich in stem cells and hyaluronic acid is a formula which has been designed to deeply hydrate the skin and protect against oxidative damage, restore and give your skin instant luminosity.

Why to use these products?

• Protect your skin from free radical production
• Protect your skin from oxidative stress
• Reduce signs of pigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines
• Even out skin tone leaving you with a youthful, radiant look
• Reduce signs of sun damage
• Treat skin inflammation

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