" Antioxidant neutralises free radicals, preventing oxidative stress and damage in our body including skin."
Skin is the vital organ that protects our body from the external elements. It is constantly exposed to free radicals, pollutants and weather conditions. As the biggest organ that covers the body, our skin helps prevent infections by pathogenic microorganisms including viruses, bacteria and fungi. The skin also acts as a barrier to prevent toxic chemicals in the environment and household products to enter our body. Just like with pollutants, toxic chemicals cause free radical formation in our body. Free radicals can trigger oxidative stress and damage that may lead to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been associated with many diseases including cancer and heart diseases.
Antioxidant neutralises free radicals, preventing oxidative stress and damage in our body including skin. There are many antioxidants available both natural and synthetic ones. However, not all of them are equally effective. Here are the 5 best antioxidants to strengthen and protect your body and skin from free radicals:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Ferulic acid
- Coenzyme Q10
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Vitamin C is the best antioxidant for all skin types
Vitamin C has long been proven to be one of the best antioxidants. Studies showed that vitamin C helps prevent UV-induced free radical formation in the skin. It protects skin cells from photoageing. Vitamin C prevents and reduces the excess melanin production in the skin due to UV radiation. It diminishes the dark pigmentation spots and promotes collagen synthesis. There are many forms of vitamin C, however L-ascorbic acid is known as the most effective vitamin C.
To protect your skin from free radicals, pollutants and UV-induced damage, apply the multi-award-winning vitamin C serum, Antioxidant Youthful Essence every morning and evening on freshly-cleansed skin underneath moisturiser or sunblock. Formulated with vitamin C, E, B5 and ferulic acid; this is the best antioxidant face serum for all skin types.
Vitamin E is the most soothing antioxidant for sensitive skin
Numerous studies showed that vitamin E protects skin cells from free radicals, promotes cellular activity and calms skin sensitivity. In skincare formulas, vitamin E prolongs the shelf life and boosts the efficacy of other antioxidants, notably vitamin C and coenzyme Q10.
For sensitive skin that needs extra nourishment and protection against dryness and harsh weather conditions, gently massage 4 to 6 drops of Chamomile & Cacay Oil to freshly cleansed face and neck after face serum and before moisturiser. This ultra soothing and nourishing facial oil has been formulated with 2 types of vitamin E and botanical complex to soothe, comfort, revitalise and renew the skin.
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Ferulic acid is the best day time antioxidant
Ferulic acid is a unique antioxidant. In addition to its capability to prevent free radical formation and neutralise free radicals, ferulic acid also protects the skin from UV radiation particularly UVB. It is the best antioxidant for day time use. Studies showed that ferulic acid promotes cellular renewal and prevents the degradation of collagen, elastin and other skin components.
Coenzyme Q10 is the best antioxidant for mature skin
Coenzyme Q10 naturally present in our body. It plays a critical role in generating energy for the skin to renew itself. As part of ageing process, the production of coenzyme Q10 in our body declines. This has a significant impact on the skin's ability to repair damaged cells. In teenagers, the skin renews itself every 28 days. In adults, it takes between 28 and 42 days while in people age 50 and older, it may take up to 84 days for the skin to regenerate itself.
To restore the youthfulness of the skin during and after menopause, apply Bio-Collagen Serum every morning and evening and then follow with moisturiser. This ultra-anti-ageing face serum has been formulated with resveratrol, coenzyme Q10, ferulic acid and 24-karat gold nanoparticles to rejuvenate, brighten, lift and firm up the appearance of the skin.
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Resveratrol is the most powerful anti-ageing antioxidant
Studies showed that resveratrol is more effective at neutralising free radicals than most vitamins and other antioxidants. Apart from neutralising free radicals, resveratrol also restores skin radiance, evens out complexion and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.
Gold Nanoparticle Enhances The Efficacy of Antioxidants
In itself, gold nanoparticle is an excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound healing agent. When combined with other antioxidants, gold nanoparticle acts as a carrier that delivers the antioxidants deeper into the skin. Studies showed that gold nanoparticle enhances the efficacy of other antioxidants in neutralising free radicals.
For the best all year round protection against free radical damage and signs of ageing, use Rose Gold Anti-Ageing Soothing Cream. Formulated with 24-karat gold nanoparticles, vitamin E and soothing botanical complex to soothe, nourish, protect and rejuvenate the skin. With its light yet nourishing texture, this antioxidant face moisturiser can be used all year round as a day and night cream for all skin types including sensitive skin and the skin around the eyes.
Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
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Resveratrol Reduces Signs of Ageing From Wrinkles to Pigmentation
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Ferulic Acid Helps Slow Down Skin Ageing
Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant to prevent free radical generation in the skin. It accelerates skin renewal and protects collagen, elastin, fibroblasts and other skin components from degradation. Together with vitamin E, ferulic acid is known to stabilise L-ascorbic acid, the most potent form of vitamin C.
How Long does it take for Your Skin to Renew?
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Coenzyme Q10 Protects and Renews Ageing Skin
Discovered by a professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1957, coenzyme Q10 energises and protects our body from free radicals. Studies at University of California at Berkeley showed that coenzyme Q10 protects skin cells from UV-damage and ageing. A powerful antioxidant that helps rejuvenate our skin and body.
Skincare Guide: The Best Vitamin C for Your Skin
As a potent antioxidant, vitamin C protects skin cells from environmental damage and premature ageing including photoageing. Studies showed that vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen in the skin and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation spots. It prevents excess melanin production.