Best anti-aging ingredients in skincare?
We have probably all heard about them, and many have probably consumed them in the form of antioxidants-rich food or food supplements.
Antioxidants are a diverse group of bioactive ingredients with a main task of “collecting” free radicals which are widely present in our environment.
We are exposed to environmental stressors such as UV rays and air pollution, which cause an increase in free radical production. Free radicals negatively impact our skin by inducing skin aging and, in the long run, serious skin issues and illnesses.
How antioxidants work
Antioxidants work as “quenchers” or, better yet, “hunters” of free radicals, which help eliminate their negative effects on the skin.
The most commonly used antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, resveratrol, vitamin A, coenzyme Q10 and many others.
They are usually extracted from the fruit of plants. For example, hydroxytyrosol is one of the most potent antioxidants naturally found in olives. It has the ability to absorb free radicals fifteen (15) times better than vitamin C and three (3) times better than Coenzyme Q10.
This means you can use a very small amount of this ingredient to achieve big results in everyday skin protection.
Why include an antioxidant in your skincare routine
Every daily skincare routine should include an antioxidant because they help:
Prevent sun damage.
Correct signs of aging.
The skin repair itself.
Brighten the skin tone.