The Importance of Antioxidants
Posted on July 12 2016
There’s a new buzz word in town, and that word is “free radicals”. You see it all the time, but what exactly is a free radical? Solar UV rays and environmental stressors produce free radicals in the skin. These are charged particles of oxygen that enter into destructive chemical bonds with organic substances such as proteins. Free radicals are the main instigators behind fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
When an apple or avocado is sliced and left sitting on the counter it will quickly brown. This is an example of oxidation from free radicals. However, any good chef knows that treating the apple or avocado with lemon juice, a source of the antioxidant vitamin C, will keep it from browning as quickly.
Your skin is the freshly sliced avocado. Elements such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin and discoloration are the oxidation or “browning” that can happen to our skin after years and decades of fighting off free radicals. If only we could cover our bodies in that powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C, right?
Oh darling, you can! This is the very purpose of our Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum and Vitamin C Brightening Facial Serum. Antioxidants are nature’s defense against free radicals, and our Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum and Vitamin C Brightening Facial Serum, which are designed to be layered underneath your favorite SPF, are full of plant-powered antioxidants such as green tea, sea buckthorn, vitamins C and E, as well as Antileukine 6®, an antioxidant power house! Combine SPF and a diet that is rich in antioxidants with a daily dose of these formulas for multiple layers of protection.