Antioxidants play a crucial role in the overall wellness of our body’s health and skincare. They protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and even protect us from environmental factors such as UV and pollution. But first, what exactly are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are a class of naturally occurring compounds that protect your cells from oxidative stress. Owing to their potent anti-aging properties, they're frequently used as an ingredient in skin care product formulas. Research even indicates that eating an antioxidant-rich diet will help you stay younger and healthier for longer. Which is why skincare products include antioxidants in their compositions to offer their benefits to the skin directly.
While our body produces antioxidants naturally, our majority intake is from foods and supplements. Fresh fruits, vegetables and certain healthy foods are particularly high in antioxidants.
Oxidants or oxidizing materials are reactive molecules that are produced inside your body and environment that can react with other cellular molecules in your body. Oxidation can damage DNA and proteins which are crucial to several body processes. Antioxidants on the other hand are substances that prevent oxidation and its effects.
Why are Skin Care Antioxidants Important?
Antioxidants protect us against UV damage, which is the leading cause of discoloration. Certain antioxidants even function as pigment inhibitors which prevents the appearance of dark patches on our skin.
Free radicals and oxidative stress are the causes of inflammation. While inflammation is not caused due to isolated factors, it can manifest itself on the skin in a variety of ways, including acne, redness, sensitivity, rashes etc. Antioxidants reduce inflammation by neutralizing free radicals and may also have a calming impact on the skin.
Topical antioxidants can improve the appearance of the skin and even prevent premature aging caused by external factors such as chronic sun exposure, smoking, pollution, and more.
Vitamin C or L-Ascorbic Acid is a highly effective antioxidant that is well known for its anti-aging properties. The natural brightener is backed by scientific research for its ability to boost collagen production and protect us from free radicals. Try Reviderm Triple C Cure if you are looking for a serum, or Eye C Perfection if you want to eliminate dark shadows near the eye. Or if you’re looking for something else, try Reviderm Daily Double C!