Why You Need To Include Antioxidants In Your Skincare

October 09 2017 – Cassandra Hilton

Why You Need To Include Antioxidants In Your Skincare
Why You Need To Include Antioxidants In Your Skincare

Including antioxidants in your skincare routine each day is an absolute necessity for fortifying your skin against oxidative damage, preventing atmospheric aging and providing DNA protection.

Antioxidants, one of the most powerful ingredients in skincare, are essentially compounds that protect and repair the skin by neutralising free radicals, which are unstable atoms that bond with oxygen and damage cells. Free radicals are created by a number of different lifestyle factors, including exposure to sunlight and pollution.

Free radicals cause a great deal of skin damage at a cellular level, inhibiting the skin’s ability to produce collagen and slowing down the skin’s immune response to both internal and external stimulus. Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, one of the primary causes of modern skin concerns.

The topical application of antioxidants in your skincare routine is one of the most effective means of protecting your skin against free radicals, oxidative stress and atmospheric aging. There are many different antioxidants, each with specific skincare benefits and properties.

Vitamin A, B3, C and E, green tea and coenzyme Q10 are regarded as some of the most powerful antioxidants in the cosmetics industry. These intelligent ingredients possess the ability to repair, refine and renew the skin’s texture and tone by going beyond the skin’s surface and communicating with the skin on a cellular level.

Vitamin A, also known as retinol is one of the most effective tools against skin aging. This potent antioxidant has the ability to transcend beyond the skin’s surface and accelerate the skin’s production of collagen. This speeds up cell resurfacing and results in a smoother, plumper and wrinkle-free complexion. Our Elemental A+C+E serum contains high potency retinol for maximum impact.

Another antioxidant that is highly successful at reversing oxidative damage and repairing the signs of atmospheric aging is Vitamin C. The stressful effects of modern living often manifest themselves in our skin. Vitamin C brightens the skin, reduces hyperpigmentation and strengthens the skin’s barrier, helping it to combat pollution exposure and filter out UV rays. Our Luminosity Vitamin C Serum contains a bio-active form of Vitamin C that is easy for the skin to absorb and utilise, visibly improving the skin’s tone and texture for a flawless, illuminated complexion.

Exposure to pollution and oxidative stress interrupts the skin’s ability to maintain clarity and balance. This results in breakouts, oily skin, redness and irritation. Vitamin B3 is an antioxidant with cellular-communicating properties that normalises skin behaviour on a sub-dermal level by telling the cells exactly how to behave as normal, healthy skin.

If you are suffering from inflammation, try our Immortelle Vitamin B3 Serum. This potent serum harnesses the power of Vitamin B3, a skincare saviour that restores calmness and clarity to the skin, resulting in a more even-toned and clearer complexion. Vitamin B3 also assists with hydration, by reducing trans-epidermal moisture loss and increasing the skin’s ability to hold on to moisture.

Antioxidants are the most effective way to combat free radicals, oxidative stress and pollution exposure, make sure to include these intelligent ingredients in your skincare routine to achieve ageless beauty.

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