Let's learn why antioxidants are vital to your skincare routine.
First, let's learn what they are! Antioxidants are natural substances that help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body uses energy, breaks down food, or when you’re exposed to toxins like smoke, sun damage, or radiation. These molecules are unstable and steal an electron from a stable molecule, which damage the cell. Free Radical damage can cause a variety of problems to your skin and can be visibly detected in several ways: wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, loss in firmness or elasticity, and more.
Antioxidants play important roles in preventing ageing and diseases linked to free radical damage. The answer we share next is pretty scientific but worthwhile to know when you're invested in maintaining and improving your skin! Antioxidants work by neutralizing the free radicals by donating an electron and stabilizing the molecule. When too many free radicals accumulate it’s called oxidative stress, which is linked to many chronic diseases and signs of ageing on the skin.
How to get more antioxidants in your day to day?
Antioxidants are most abundant in fruits and vegetables, and they can also be incorporated into your skincare! Vitamin C, Vitamin E are common examples of antioxidants and are often found in our diet.
Vitamin C can donate hydrogen atoms and stabilize free radicals. Beyond Skincare, Vitamin C has been proven to boost immunity and low levels of vitamin C are linked to poor overall health. For the skin, Vitamin C has proven to decrease inflammation, fade hyperpigmentation, prevent skin sagging and boost skin’s elasticity.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that also stabilizes free radicals. Vitamin E in general is important to your health but specifically your skin health. Vitamin E can be applied to the face directly within the products you use, which can reduce inflammation, acne scars, and prevent wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Skincare with Antioxidants: Pure Non-Scents
Pure Non-Scents is no stranger to antioxidants, we have spent countless hours testing our formulas to ensure the products are not only effective but also good for the skin. Pure Non-Scents takes pride in being fragrance-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, and free of any unnecessary additives typically found in skin and hair care. We also ensured our hair and skin products are filled with nutrients dense ingredients that are good for your skin. Some of our products that are particularly dense in antioxidants are:
Vitamin C Brightening Serum: Our Vitamin C Brightening Serum with Hyaluronic Acid is a formula aiming to balance skin tone, increase collagen production, and improve skin elasticity. It’s packed with various antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B3. Alongside other ingredients that are known to have antioxidant properties like, Cucumber Extract and Bilberry Extract.
Occult Recovery Eye Gel with Fine Line Anti-Wrinkle Fusion: This product intends to reduce dark under eyes, while also firming and reducing wrinkles anywhere on the skin. The formula includes numerous common antioxidant-rich ingredients, such as Cucumber Extract and Green Tea Extract. As well as some more uncommon anti-oxidant sources like Shiitake Mushroom Extract and Chamomile Flower Extract. All of these carefully chosen ingredients work together to combat free radical damage.
Finally Aloe Essence Shampoo and Aloe Hemp Silk Conditioner: This combo together is quite different in comparison to the majority of the shampoos and conditioners on the market today. They are formulated without any additives or sulphates. Both products incorporate Vitamin E, a common but powerful antioxidant. Also, a key ingredient in these formulas is Aloe Vera, which has long been viewed as a healing antioxidant.
If you're interested in incorporating antioxidants into your skincare but don’t know where to start, Check out our Vitamin C Serum, Occulift Recovery Eye Gel, Aloe Essence Shampoo and Aloe Hemp Silk Conditioner.