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), and grape seed oil.
I’ve rounded up some of the best antioxidant-rich products out there below:
For the Face:
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
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
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 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
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
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:
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
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