Antioxidants are molecules that neutralise free radicals (unstable molecules that can damage our cells), some free radicals we encounter in our everyday lives are cigarette smoke, car fumes, ozone, air pollutants and industrial chemicals to name a few.

Using antioxidants in our skincare can help improve:

  • Stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
  • Reducing inflammation.
  • Reducing the appearance of pigmentation and wrinkles.
  • Supporting the healing process.
  • Reducing DNA damage caused by UV light.
  • Improve cell function.

So where can you find antioxidants in your skincare? - Vitamin C,  Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Resveratrol, Green Tea and Polyphenols are all antioxidants.

Keep an eye out in your skincare for these ingredients to make sure you have an added antioxidant in your skincare regime to protect your lovely healthy cells.

Be sure to always ask a professional for advice before you start using any new skincare range to make sure there are no contraindications or fear of interactions e.g pregnancy / medication.

Including antioxidants in your diet can also benefit not only your skin but also your health, foods high in antioxidants can help in fighting off disease e.g berries, kale, cabbage, spices and herbs.