A hot new skincare ingredient comes out every year, and while they’re all great, there’s a set of understated, ever-reliable ingredients that will never go out of style: antioxidants.
From Vitamins A, C and E to Coenzyme Q-10, Green Tea and Green Gram to Avocado and Goji Berries – there’s plenty of different antioxidants to pick from, and each one does wonders for your skin.
Offering benefits that run the spectrum from anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory to refining, toning and damage-reversing, you’re going to want to get these beauties in your kit ASAP:
A good antioxidant a day keeps the dermat away, and St. Botanica’s Facial Oil is chockful of them. Packed with Argan Oil, Vitamins A & E, Pomegranate Oil and Grapeseed, this one works simultaneously to reduce signs of ageing, boost cell production and combat free radicals to refine your skin’s tone and texture while replenishing it with these vital ingredients.
If you are what you eat, then you should definitely include these Vitamin E Wheat Germ Oil capsules in your diet. Comprising of antioxidant essentials, Vitamins C & E, these supplements work double-duty to decrease hair fall and fade acne marks while also improving your overall health and wellbeing. Plus, they strengthen your memory, reduce muscle cramps and protect you from UV rays.
Sunscreen is a skin essential, but even better is one that can prevent oxidation while protecting you from harmful rays. This pick from Age Lock has a heavyweight SPF 50 that is infused with a special anti-oxidant formula. It prevents premature ageing and pigmentation by boosting your cell renewal processes, while removing dead skin cells that cause dullness.
You’ve might’ve heard of all the fancy vitamins and enzymes that prevent oxidation – but did you know that one of the most powerful antioxidants is grown right here in our country? Humble Green Gram has gained popularity because of its powerful haircare benefits and we’ve been hooked! This Ayurvedic mask uses Green Gram in combination with Shikakai to nourish, thicken and strengthen your hair.
A superhero in its own right, Coenzyme Q-10 has all-round effect on wellbeing, skin and hair. That’s why you’d probably be surprised to know that it’s naturally produced in your body. As you age though, you start to make less of it and your skin becomes more prone to damage. Add it back via these trusty supplements and you’ll see those wrinkles banish; sun damage, disappear, and your immunity boosted to perfection.
If you’re anything like us and like Avocado in everything, this skincare potion is meant for you. The world’s most popular tropical fruit is a rich source of Beta-carotene, Potassium, Amino Acids and Vitamins A, D and E – all of which are antioxidant all-stars. Kiehl’s’ Creamy Eye Treatment harnesses all of this and more to hydrate your skin and make it supple. Say bye-bye to bags and dark circles forever!
While we always tend to put our faces first, it’s important we don’t forget to take care of our bodies too. This Body Shop lotion uses Sesame Seed Oil from Nicaragua and Green Tea sourced all the way from Fuji to replenish, smoothen and moisturize your skin. What we like about this one, is that despite its heavyweight antioxidant powers, it’s super lightweight and silky.