Why do we need Antioxidants?


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So why exactly do we need Antioxidants?

When it comes to delaying the ageing process to your skin the research is clear; ANTIOXIDANTS are essential! Just like our bodies need healthy nutrients so does our skin – after all it is the largest organ of your body so it needs taking care of.

Antioxidants help prevent cell damage caused by oxidants also known as free radicals that you find in the environment. So what your topical antioxidant is actually doing is neutralising free radicals responsible for the visible signs of ageing and they can also calm the skin and reduce inflammation caused by rosacea.

 

Which Antioxidant is Best?

We’re are often asked at SkinShop what are the best antioxidants for skin. Nowadays there are thousands of products on the market but we feel there are only a few that really stand out all of which we stock here at our online shop.

 

What ingredients should you look out for?

Vitamin C first and foremost, Vitamin E and Resveratrol!

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C (listed as ascorbic acid and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) is a potent antioxidant that’s particularly effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone. This well-researched water-soluble vitamin is considered an anti-ageing superhero for all skin types.

 

What it does?

When applied topically Vitamin C promotes firmer, smoother skin, brighter more radiant skin. Vitamin C with a concentration of 0.5% – 20% has shown more effectiveness.

 

Our top picks:

If you’re looking for a high vitamin C concentration SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid. Suitable for normal to dry skin.

Phloretin CF is a powerful antioxidant face serum featuring a patented combination of 2% Phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid. Best suited to oily, combination and acne prone skin types.

Unlike many over the counter antioxidants once absorbed SkinCeuticals antioxidants cannot be washed or rubbed off and remain effective for a minimum of 72 hours.

 

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E (often listed as tocopherol or tocotrienols)

 

What it does?

Vitamin E works in many ways to protect the skin from environmental damage that can have a profound negative impact on skin. You will often find vitamin E in anti-ageing suncreens, serums and moisturisers because of its supporting role in helping defend skin from the stress caused by UV light exposure.

 

Our top picks:

Vital C Hydrating ACE Serum contains a combination of vitamin A, C & E. Combining ingredients can be doubly beneficial in protecting your skin. Suitable for normal to dry skin.

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Resveratrol

Another antioxidant super ingredient for your skin. Resveratrol is a potent polyphenolic antioxidant that’s found in red grapes, red wine, nuts, and fruits such as cranberries and blueberries.

 

What it does?
Applied topically, resveratrol helps protect skin’s surface from free radicals and brightens a tired-looking complexion. It also has significant skin-calming properties that may help minimise redness and inflammation.

 

Our top pick: 

Resveratrol B E by SkinCeuticals is a first-of-its kind night antioxidant treatment combining a maximised concentration of pure, stable Resveratrol synergistically enhanced with baicalin and pure vitamin E for optimised antioxidant performance while you sleep! Zzzzz

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