Incorporating antioxidants into your diet is beneficial, but what can antioxidants do for your skin when applied topically? During the day our skin is exposed to environmental factors, like pollution and UV rays, creating therefore free radicals. Vitamin C and resveratrol, for instance, play a crucial role in how healthy, radiant, and youthful your skin looks.
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So, what are the benefits of applying an antioxidant serum to the skin? Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the cells in the body and they can either be produced in the body through natural biological processes, or triggered by outside sources such as smoke, sun exposure, toxins, or pollutants. When we apply topically an antioxidant serum we help prevent and repair skin damaged caused by free radicals.
Here’s a selection of the best antioxidant serums to protect and brighten the skin.
Decree Protect Elixir
Decree’s Protect Elixir is a great choice as it is packed full of antioxidant vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid for hydration and mineral elements to offer incredible protection against free radicals whilst moisturising and plumping the skin. This serum can be applied all over the face, including the eye area and lips.
Skin Design London C Antioxidant Glow Serum
Skin Design London’s C Antioxidant Glow Serum harnesses a high dose of vitamin C, ferulic acid and astaxanthin – an antioxidant that provides a higher level of protection against free radicals than vitamin E. Skin is left literally glowing, hydrated and protected.
Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum
A-Oxitive Serum Antioxidant Defence Serum with pro-vitamins C and E promises smooth, protected skin, reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and a fresh, radiant and vibrant complexion. This lightweight fluid with a subtle fragrance and non-greasy finish is rich in naturally soothing and softening Avène Thermal Spring Water. Equivalent to 15% pure vitamin C, this antioxidant serum helps the skin protect itself from oxidative stress.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF with Ferulic Acid
Phloretin CF features a patented synergistic combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid for enhanced protection against atmospheric skin ageing – environmental damage and premature signs of ageing caused by free radicals from UVA, UVB and infrared radiation. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, Phloretin CF improves the appearance of discolouration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
Dr Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Texture Renewal Serum
Dr Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Texture Renewal Serum is a daily complexion-renewing serum powered by Phyto-Retinol Blend to reduce the look of blemishes and visibly smooth fine lines for a clear, even complexion.
Wildsmith Skin 4D Protection Serum
Wildsmith Skin 4D Protection Serum is a performance serum with four key defences against pollution and oxidative stress: an effective two-tier antioxidant complex to neutralise and engulf free radicals, peptides to protect and repair, a sugar film to trap free radicals and a protective shield against external aggressors.
Natura Bissé Diamond Cocoon
Natura Bissé’s Diamond Cocoon range is specifically designed to help your skin deal with environmental stress and the effects of HEV, whilst maintaining optimal hydration, an even skin, while promoting collagen production. The Diamond Cocoon Skin Booster is an incredibly powerful probiotic antioxidant that you mix with your usual serum to create a super defence against pollution, blue light, free radicals and air borne particles, whilst also stimulating cellular oxygen that helps to firm and smooth the skin.
Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Serum
Cutting-edge serum that boosts hydration. Infused with powerful natural antioxidants to fight free radical damage, the nano-gold delivery system drives ingredients deep into skin and calms and hydrates. Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Serum helps nourish your skin by replacing lost moisture, especially beneficial for vulnerable skin types, and helps protect vulnerable skin against environmental stressors.