What Are Antioxidants and What Do they Really Do for Your Skin?

You’ve probably heard before that antioxidants have unlimited benefits for your skin, but Why? Because this all-star ingredient is key for glowy, healthy, youthful skin. It works as a protector from sun damage and stimulates collagen production in our cells. 

How do antioxidants work? 

When exposed to UV rays, smoke, or pollution, our body produces “free radicals”. These unstable molecules trigger a chain reaction of damage to our skin cells. This can result in producing fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and acne breakouts.

Luckily, science has harnessed a natural protector to control and prevent this process. Antioxidants such as Retinol and Vitamins C, E, and B3 work as anti-inflammatory helpers for our cells to heal and renew.

Antioxidants for an even skin tone

Free radicals can also trigger changes in our skin tone, causing dark spots. Antioxidants can prevent abnormal skin pigmentation by regulating the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme that stimulates melanin.

Keep your skin young 

Oxidative stress is a huge factor in skin aging. By regulating and stabilizing these free radicals, antioxidants protect our natural collagen and elasticity while preventing lines and wrinkles. 

Alleviate rosacea and acne

All antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why they work so well to control acne and rosacea. Combined with vitamin C, they also enhance collagen production, allowing our skin to correct visible damage in the long run. 

How to integrate antioxidants into your routine

Nowadays, you can find any type of product with some percent of antioxidants in it. But as we stated before, it works best when combined with vitamin C. 

They bring the best out of each other, a combination that protects, enhances and stimulates our own levels of collagen. Our Alpha Vitamin C Essence contains 20% L-ascorbic acid, a unique formula that provides you with superior antioxidant benefits. Apply daily to awaken and nourish the skin before the rest of the steps in your routine. 

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