16.02.2016 by Vicky
Antioxidants help protect our skin from free radicals.
They help to fix any cells damaged by free radicals as well as putting a protective layer around our cells to prevent them from getting damaged.
Antioxidants can work from deep down in the skin so that when our new and healthy cells make their way to the surface of the skin they are already protected.
An example of how free radicals cause damage: if you have a half eaten apple it will go brown over time from free radical damage, cover that half eaten apple in an Antioxidant (e.g. cling film) and it will not go brown as it is now protected.
Skin care ingredients that are good antioxidants are Vitamin C, which ideally would be in an airless pump due to the fact that once it is exposed to oxygen it’s powers start to diminish. Vitamin C is great for brightening and helps the production of collagen. It also repairs and heals as it contains an anti-inflammatory action and it also enhances the skins natural SPF levels which in turn surpresses pigmentation.
Vitamin C can be found in oranges, lemons, kiwi, strawberries and cauliflower, broccoli, tea, coffee, brussels sprouts and red and green peppers to name but a few!