An antioxidant is a substance that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. These radicals then reproduce more toxic cells. When the chain reactionoccurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. This is extremely important in the health and look of our skin.
Some main sources of free radicals come from:
- Sun exposure
- Pollution & Smoking
- Some skin care products
These free radicals age your skin. Using products and eating foods that contain antioxidants will
help with rejuvenation and anti-age your skin. This process occurs more frequently after age 27
the ratio of free radicals to antioxidants come unbalanced and free radicals take over. So it is
especially important as you age to make sure you are using topical antioxidant products for your
Examples of ingredients full of antioxidants from www.eminenceorganics.com:
Apple Extract: Toner and nutrient concentrate. Supplies vitamins and nutrients, acts as an
antioxidant and a toning agent.
Apricot Juice: Antioxidant, moisturizer. Revitalizes and hydrates the skin, provides essential
vitamins and nutrients
Carrot: Antioxidant, nutrient. Supplies a potent antioxidant vitamin A. Nourishes and
regenerates the skin with carotene oils.
Cocoa: High in flavanols (an antioxidant found particularly in cocoa), an antioxidant skin
Cranberry: Vitamin C and phytonutrient rich, antioxidant powerhouse.
~Author: Jamie Jeraminas