What are antioxidants and why are they important in skincare?
Antioxidants are substances that protect against oxidative damage that comes from environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution. Antioxidants are important in skincare because of their ability to limit production of free radicals and neutralise them when they come into contact with your skin. Free radicals, which can come from everyday pollutants like household cleaners, as well as our own cell metabolism, are responsible for the depletion of collagen in our skin. This breakdown of collagen can result in fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and dark spots. Antioxidants are arguably one of the most important ingredients to ensure are in our skincare products because damaging free radicals are lurking everywhere, invisible to the eye and dangerous for your skin. There are many antioxidants that can come through your diet as well as skincare regime and many have multiple benefits aside from their antioxidant superpowers!