Antioxidants…skincare’s super protectors. You’ve probably heard of them, most know they are good for us, but where do they come from? Why do you need them? How do they benefit our body and skin? Today we’re covering ‘Antioxidants 101’ and our most popular power duo that’s proven to benefit every skin, no matter your age or concerns!
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are naturally occurring molecules in many plants and common ingredients such as Vitamin C (broccoli, Citrus fruits, Brussel sprouts), Vitamin E (Almonds, avocados) and Beta Carotene (mangos, carrots, bell pepper). They help combat free radical damage in our bodies and to our skin, that is most commonly caused by the sun and environmental pollution. Antioxidants help defend against new damage, and help repair existing damage.
Let’s jump back for a second…what are free radicals? They are “unstable” atoms that damage cells. So, when we expose our skin to too much blue-light, UV rays or other pollutants there is an excess of free radicals, causing oxidative stress to our skin. This ultimately produces an enzyme that breaks down the collagen and elastin in our skin causing damage, resulting in lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dark spots, etc.…yikes!
The bottom line: we all need the right amount of antioxidant defense in our skincare routine.
Thankfully, The Organic Pharmacy brings us this super-powered duo for our Antioxidant defenses. Developed in line with ground-breaking research, its clinically proven to reduce the percentage of skin-aging and damaging free radicals, especially more powerful when used in combination:
- Antioxidant Face Gel (90% organic): with a beautiful citrus aroma, this light-weight gel glides on silky, soft leaving a long-lasting matte effect that tightens the skin, minimizes pores and brightens.
- Antioxidant Face Serum (98.7% organic): a sumptuous, silky oil texture, this nourishing serum is essential for repairing the skin. Stimulating collagen production, it is a must-have for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
What makes this power duo unique and effective? They contain an exclusive organic antioxidant complex that combines Alpha-lipoic Acid, a Vitamin C and E booster along with Rose Hip, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Carrot and the list goes on.
How to use? After cleansing and toning, combine and apply the Gel and Serum based on your unique skin:
Normal skin: 1 pump of gel, and 1 pump of serum
Dry skin: 1 pump of gel, and 2 pumps of serum
Oily skin: 1 pump of gel, and a ½ pump of serum