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July 14, 2017

What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are molecules that protect your body’s cells by neutralizing external forces (like the sun, air pollution, wind, extreme temperature,) and internal factors (like emotions, metabolism, or the presence of excess oxygen.) Common antioxidants are vitamins A, C, E, green tea and beta carotene, which assist in skin repair and the strengthening of blood vessels.

What are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are produced whenever the body “heats up” or burns fuel. When things burn, they are damaged. When free radicals attack healthy skin cells, the cells decay, resulting in moisture loss, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

Do creams and serums make a difference?
Topically, the powerful antioxidant properties of vitamins C and E and have been proven to decrease the effects of the sun on the skin and have been shown to prevent further damage. Regular application is highly recommended for protecting your skin from free radical damage.

Antioxidants can be used as preservatives
Antioxidants extend the shelf life by reducing the rate of oxidation in oils that are prone to quick oxidization.  Oxidation is a chemical process that occurs when oils or other natural ingredients are exposed to oxygen.  Oxidation can cause a product to go rancid, or to become less effective.

Whether your goal is to preserve your youthful skin, reduce the appearance of large pores or fine lines, or manage uneven pigment, you can easily improve the health and vitality of your complexion with the use of various types of topical antioxidants.

Some important antioxidants in PureCeuticals: 

Alpha Lipoic Acid Ferulic Acid Raspberry Leaf Extract
Beta Carotene Grape Skin Extract Resveratrol
Calendula Extract Green & White Tea Vitamin C
Cranberry Extract Red Tea Vitamin E
Echinacea Olive Oil

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