Antioxidants: important ingredients in our skincare products

anti-aging antioxidant skincare

Now that we know WHY antioxidants are so important to our health and well-being, I wanted to share some of my favorite products that are rich in antioxidant ingredients – and what they can do for you. <<Some discount codes are provided>>

It should also go without being said – but I’ll say it – that I will only ever recommend products that I know to be natural, non-toxic, cruelty-free, and kind to our planet.

A quick recap: Free radicals are damaged cells that in an effort to fix themselves, damage other cells. Damaged cells lead to disease, inflammation, and contribute to signs of aging. Antioxidants work against the damage that free radicals have started.

This is why we want to use skincare products rich in antioxidants. By combating the free radicals with antioxidants (found in the skincare products below), we are able to slow down the aging process, decrease the appearance of wrinkles, and keep our skin moisturized and healthy.

Antioxidant ingredients we look in skincare: Vitamin E, Vitamin C, CoQ-10 (our bodies naturally make CoEnzyme Q-10 to neutralize free radicals), Sea Buckthorn (an antioxidant-and-essential-fatty-acids-rich berry), Resveratrol (commonly found in red wine), green tea extract (rich in polyphenols), grape seed oil

I’ve rounded up some of the best antioxidant-rich products out there below:

For the Face:

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub

antioxidants skincare eye cream

This exfoliation scrub (and all Acure products) contains an organic curoxidant blend of 5 certified organic superfruits and herbs freeze-dried and carefully blended to ensure maximum potency. This ultra-high antioxidant blend is a true free radical scavenger. I use this a couple times a week for deep cleaning. 20% off with code hellomylove

Odacite Deep Hydration Masque

antioxidants skincare face mask

Potent antioxidants of natural Vitamin E and organic tea extracts fight free radicals while natural anti-inflammatory agents of lavender soothe and hyaluronic acid plumps fine lines & wrinkles. Super luxurious and hydrating. 10% off with code hellomylove

Indie Lee COQ-10 Toner

antioxidants skincare face toner

The skin-balancing toner is formulated with the powerful antioxidant CoQ-10, diminishing fine lines and age spots while neutralizing free radicals. Other ingredients work to close pores, balance the skin’s pH levels and combat inflammation. Apply after cleansing and before serums to let those antioxidants seep in. 10% off with code hellomylove

Kypris Beauty Antioxidant Dew

antioxidants skincare face serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kypris Antioxidant Dew restores strength, vitality, and radiance to skin with clinically proven actives such as phospholipid-encapsulated antioxidants that target free radicals. Select botanicals, like rose extract, calm and soothe skin-degrading inflammation. An all-around favorite of beauty bloggers and experts! 10% off with code hellomylove 

 

 

Acure eye cream

antioxidants good for skin

Chock full of a powerful antioxidant blend, edelweiss stem cell and chlorella growth factor, Acure’s eye cream protects and stimulates new collagen and reduces wrinkles and crow’s feet. CoQ10 relieves puffiness and dark circles. Gentle and effective, and another good source of those antioxidants. 20% off with code hellomylove

Suntegrity 5-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen

natural nontoxic sunscreen

Supercharged with youth-promoting antioxidants that help to scavenge surface free radicals, this cream also provides mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection. Hyaluronic acid, green tea, red algae, pomegranate and other ingredients provide additional hydration. The combination of sunscreen + antioxidants is an even stronger defense against aging. 10% off with code hellomylove 

For the Body:

Acure clarifying body wash

antioxidants good for skin body wash

Sea buckthorn, CoQ10, and Argan Oil help keep your skin soft and ultra-hydrated, while lilac stem cells reduce breakouts and imperfections in this clarifying body wash. A mutli-purpose cleanser – who doesn’t love that!? 20% off with code hellomylove

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum

antioxidants anti-aging skincare

This body serum intensely nourishes, hydrates and promotes firmer, smoother and more supple skin. This formula features clinically proven Antileukine 6®, an antioxidant powerhouse, to help defend against environmental stressors and dryness. Application is easy with this bottle and skin feels so hydrated and smooth after use. 10% off first time orders 

4 thoughts on “Antioxidants: important ingredients in our skincare products

  1. Thanks so much for doing the research, breaking this topic down and giving an array of products examples! I now have more to try. 🙂

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