So many skincare products boast high concentrations of antioxidants.
What are antioxidants? Why are antioxidants so important?
For our purposes we’ll talk about why they are especially important in skin care.
The most commonly known antioxidants are Vitamins A, C and E. Antioxidants are chemicals that assist in skin repair and blood vessel strengthening. They protect cells from external forces, like the sun, and from internal factors, like free radicals.
Free radicals form from cells that are damaged during oxidation. Searching for their missing molecule, they often go about the body injuring other cells. Over time, injured and damaged cells create seeds for a number of chronic diseases, like cancer. The damage caused by free radicals also affects skin’s collagen, making it brittle. As it breaks down, skin will lose elasticity and become aged. Antioxidants combat these free radicals to stop this chain reaction of cell damage before it starts.
Some of the most common skin woes can be improved with the use of antioxidant-rich skin care products. Vitamin A derivatives, like retinol, suppress enzymes that break down collagen resulting in thicker, more youthful skin. Vitamin C is essential in the formation of natural collagen and in helping the skin’s ability to repair and hydrate. Vitamin E supports skin nourishment, smoothing fine lines and keeping it from looking rough.
In addition to a daily SPF, add an extra layer of protection to your skin each day with antioxidants. TimeLess Master Estheticians have picked their favorite SkinMedica and Image Skincare products for the most extraordinary antioxidant delivery.
Vitamin C & E Complex – AM/PM application for the highest concentrations of Vitamins C and E protection
Ultra Sheer (oily or acne-prone skin) or Rejuvenative (normal-dry skin) Moisturizer- AM application for Vitamins A, C and E coverage against free radical damage
Dermal Repair Cream- PM application for overnight repair to replenish moisture and deliver high levels of lipid-soluble antioxidant vitamins
TNS Essential Serum® – AM/PM application delivers the highest concentration and quality antioxidant vitamins to rejuvenate skin and reverse the effects of aging like never before
Hydrating A C E Serum – AM/PM application for advanced polypeptide antioxidant vitamin formula protection against free radicals
Hydrating Repair Crème – PM application for overnight Vitamin C nourishment to dry and environmentally damaged skin
Ormedic Balancing Anti-oxidant Serum – AM application for an organic boost of green tea, hydration balance and antioxidant protection all day