High Performance Antioxidant Ingredients to Add to Your Routine
We can hardly get enough of the therapy that is antioxidants. Infants, toddlers, young adults and seniors, we all need antioxidants.
Antioxidants are substances that inhibit the effects of free radicals, thereby serving as a protection from heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Antioxidants do so much than to be neglected. They should be included in your meals, hair care and even in your skin care routine.
Many antioxidants have found their way into skincare lately. Vitamins A, C and E, lycopene, niacinamide, polyphenols, to mention but a few. While these antioxidants are known to be very beneficial to the skin in terms of skin toning and repair, as well as correcting signs of aging, there are some that have high performance and as such shouldn't be excluded in your skincare products. Let's see.
If you're all about glow then you shouldn't do without hyaluronic acid. Its effect on the face and skin is magical. It easily penetrates the skin to give it all the nourishment it needs. Not only does hyaluronic acid help with skin hydration and moisture (which is what it is known for), it has also proven effective in skin plumping. Cuerpa's new hydra plumping face mist tells it all. The high content of vitamin C in this ingredient also aids clearer complexion and repair.
Vitamin A (AKA) Bakuchiol
A derivative of the naturally occurring vitamin A, retinol has become the main stay for those aiming to increase their collagen production and tighten their skin over the years. No doubt, it became the active ingredient in several beauty products; especially those aimed at promoting skin tightening. With no alternative except for overdosing on moisturizers, retinol has established itself as a stronghold in the world of skin care. At long last, welcome Bakuchiol; a plant extract offering the same skin benefits as with retinol and can be used across a broad spectrum of skin types. Derived from the plant psoralea Corylifolia, the bakuchiol boasts of a healthy skin resume. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have been proven and found to help the skin thrive. This has been found to be safe as against the inflammation-triggering retinol.
Known best for its anti-aging properties, Cacay oil is touted as the new “Miracle oil” for the skin. With three times more natural Retinol (Vitamin A) than Rosehip oil as well as a 50% higher Vitamin E content and Linoleic acid twice as much as Argan oil, Cacay oil is so rich with skin enriching vitamins and fatty acids that it is currently considered to be the best ingredient for natural, organic, anti-aging skin care products.
Vitamin E is a very potent ingredient that fights free radical damage, prevents fine lines and wrinkles, moisturizes the skin, and evens out skin tone. Vitamin E is also a photoprotectant meaning it has natural capabilities to protect your skin against certain UV rays.
Vitamin E is a common nutrient found in most foods that contain fat. some examples are seeds, avocado, wheat germ and stunning desert plants like prickly pear. Prickly Pear is a desert plant that is unique containing the highest level of Betalains of any known plant, making it an incredible powerful anti-aging oil for skin health. It can also act as a natural astringents which is a great for tightening and minimizing the appearance of pores. In addition, it contains higher concentrations of vitamin E than Argan oil to repair skin and vitamin K to strengthen capillaries.
Are naturally occurring in the skin, but they’re also included in many skin care products — and for good reason. Peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. More specifically, collagen is made of three polypeptide chains, when applied topically to the skin, peptides act as little messengers, triggering skin cells to perform specific functions such as building collagen and elastin, encouraging skin to look and act younger.
Is a potent antioxidant, helping to prevent the formation of free radicals, which are created by pollution, dust, smoke and the sun. Free radicals damage elastic fibers in the skin, causing changes in skin color and weakened skin that sags. They can break down the skin’s collagen, causing wrinkles. Free radicals also damage the DNA of the cell, leading to premature aging and even skin cancer.
As an antioxidant, vitamin C oxidizes, or neutralizes, free radicals in the skin. It boosts collagen production, which reverses cell damage, resulting in firmer and younger looking skin.
If you're looking for an alternative to vitamin C, because it can sometimes be irritating to sensitive skin types. Here's a great alternative that can even out your complexion just as well as vitamin C
Kakadu plum Sounds a little funny but very essential. Kakadu plum has rich antibacterial properties hence highly effective for protection against sun and environmental damages. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with sensitive skin or those who battle acne, skin redness and swelling. Rich in vitamin C, kakadu plum has a calming effect and is thus effective in treating skin inflammations.
White lupin extract
Maybe not so much as heard, but this particular one is the secret to anti-aging and skin firming. Extracted from the seeds of the wild white lupin plant (which is grown in the U.S, Europe and some parts of Asia), this protein-rich ingredient helps to stimulate collagen synthesis in the skin thus reducing wrinkles and saggy skin. It also promotes skin health and radiance. Everyone will at a point in time battle aging, hence the need for white lupin extract in your skincare routine.
These are high performance antioxidant ingredients you should look out for when next you go to shop for your skincare products. They are natural and give an added advantage of hydration and youthfulness.
Here's a plus. You really don't have to visit every mall in search of products containing these amazing antioxidant ingredients, when there are online skincare brands to the rescue.
Here at Cuerpa, we have a wide range of products containing one or more of these high performance antioxidant ingredients, from face oils to face mist to lip balm. In combination with other powerful ingredients, these amazing antioxidants can have a visible impact on how your skin looks and feels.