All about Antioxidants

Want to reinforce your skin health inside and out? Then you will definitely want to incorporate antioxidants in both your skin care routine and diet! Antioxidants help prevent inflammation, uneven skin tone and signs of premature skin ageing by giving free radicals what they want before they attack your cells. Essentially, these damaging free radicals that come from pollution or environmental factors like the sun are disarmed before they can cause harm. So, if you are after some skin-loving nutrients look no further than antioxidants!

 Vitamin A (Retinol)

Helps increase collagen production and cell turnover, promote skin elasticity and reduce visible signs of premature photo ageing.

Found in: Dermalogica’s Overnight Retinol Repair, Age Reversal Eye Complex, Retinol Clearing Oil

 Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Helps fight heart disease, boost immunity, stop cell damage that can lead to skin cancer and prevent ultraviolet (UV) damage.

Found in: Be Pure’s One, Be Pure’s Three, Wheat germ, sunflower seeds, eggs, peanut butter and avocado

 Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract

Rich in polyphenols, this ingredient helps inhibit the activity of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs), which break down collagen, elastin and Hylauronic Acid.

Found in: The Dermalogica AGE Smart range

 Vitamin C  

Helps the body more efficiently use Vitamin E and facilitates collagen synthesis. Also brightens and lightens dark spots.

Found in: Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C Serum and BioLumin-C Eye Serum, Be Pure’s Super Boost C, Biologi’s BK Rejuvenation Eye Serum, Spinach, papaya, bell peppers, watermelon and broccoli.

 Selenium Foods

This trace mineral acts as an antioxidant and speed up your internal antioxidant-making process.

Found in: Brazil nuts, red snapper and shrimp

 Carotenoids

Eating these pigments may help protect eyes and skin from environmental toxins, as well as increase skin vibrancy.

Found in: Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apricots, peaches and butternut squash

 Do you have any questions about antioxidants or other ingredients that you are using in your skin care routine? Pop in to Skintopia and ask one of our Professional Skin Therapists any of your skin care-related questions or send us an email to hello@skintopia.co.nz