Explore the Antioxidant Benefits in Skincare and learn how they fend off free radicals & prevent signs of ageing,
Antioxidant Benefits in Skincare
You've probably heard of them before, either on a serum bottle, a moisturiser jar, or even on a foundation palette. Antioxidants. But what exactly are they? And why are they such a big deal?
First, let's look at the term "free radicals", and no, we're not talking about a group of hippies. You see, free radicals are unstable atoms. Their instability causes them to attack healthy atoms, in hopes of becoming stable, damaging cells in the process. This results in a host of problems, from numerous illnesses to those pesky fine lines around our eyes.
So far, science hasn't been able to stop free radical damage completely in its tracks. However, it has made leaps into slowing it down. This is where antioxidants come in. Their discovery has led to a plethora of products across the medical and cosmetic industries, that brings us closer to that fabled fountain of youth.
Here at the Embassy of Beauty, not only are we big believers in the power of antioxidants, but we also have products that incorporate them into every step of your routine.
There are hundreds of antioxidants that have been discovered through the years, but we're going to tell you about some of the ones that give consistent results and which we provide in our products:
Although reasonably new compared to the others on this list, ectoin has quickly earned its spot as one of the most potent antioxidants for topical use. It also hydrates, soothes and repairs damaged skin, helping to prevent water loss throughout the day.
Auteur Composition No. 1 Serum – This sophisticated serum is a testament to the harmony between science and skin. At its heart, Ectoin works tirelessly to fortify the skin's natural defence systems, offering a bastion against environmental stressors. Its ability to optimise hydration is unparalleled, ensuring that the skin's moisture barrier is preserved and enhanced. Each application leaves the skin resilient, radiant, and robustly healthy.
One of the most popular antioxidants, vitamin C, comes in many forms and has been shown to not only treat the damage done through oxidative stress but also help to protect skin from UV damage and replenish the skin's natural stores of vitamin E, another potent antioxidant.
Sapelo Anti-Aging Enzyme Mask – Featuring wild cherry extract, this naturally rich vitamin C fruit gently brightens the complexion. Pumpkin, also rich in vitamin C, serves as an enzymatic exfoliant, helping to slough off dead skin cells, without causing irritation.
Anti-Aging Enzyme Mask
Not only does this ingredient offer superb antioxidant benefits, but it also goes beyond providing antiglycation (we'll dive into that later) benefits as well. It soothes skin and protects it from oxidative stress, giving it a chance to repair itself and stay looking younger for a longer time.
Biologique Recherche Serum A-Glyca – This potent anti-ageing serum works double time to not only repair the damage done by free radicals but also to prevent and slow down future signs of skin ageing. Decarboxy Carnosine HCL works to preserve the natural mechanisms of the skin, keeping it elastic and taut for as long as possible.
Derived from chamomile flowers, bisabolol is a life safer for dry, compromised and irritated skin. It aids in calming inflammation without throwing healthy skin off balance. Bisabolol also serves as a penetration-enhancing ingredient, helping to drive actives deeper into the skin to provide maximum benefits.
Ayuna Velo – This sunscreen works six times as hard as its counterparts! Providing skin with pollutant protection, antioxidant benefits, UV light protection, hydration and moisturising properties all in one product. Bisabolol calms redness and erythema from sun damage while repairing past damage.
With so many choices out there, it can take a lot of work to narrow things down to your perfect skin routine. However, here at the Embassy of Beauty, we strive to educate and also bring you the best products that the world has to offer, bringing you one step closer to the skin you deserve.
Thanks for reading, and we'll see you soon!
By Natalie Kingsley-Fieldgrass
06 NOV 2023