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Anti-Oxidants: The Secret to Flawless Skin

Without a doubt, one ingredient that is highly beneficial for anti-aging is our highly reliable “Antioxidants”. If there is any skincare concern from acne to aging, you will be advised to add some antioxidants to your skincare regime. So, you’ve probably heard about antioxidants and their unlimited benefits to the skin. But, are you clued up about what exactly they do, what they are, or why you need them for skin? Let’s unfold the truth behind this powerhouse ingredient!

What Are Antioxidants?

When an apple turns brown the process is called oxidation. Similarly, Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances such as vitamins A, C, and E that restrain and reduce the ramifications of oxidation on the cells. They protect our skin from harmful free radicals that are found everywhere in our environment. To understand antioxidants, let’s address another buzzword in the skincare industry: free radicals. Understanding of free radicals is a must to acknowledge the fact why antioxidants are good for you.

Then What Are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are molecules without an electron thus we can say they are ‘unstable ones’. Some of these unstable molecules are internally produced by our bodies like digestion and some are introduced externally such as exposure to the sun, pollution, smoke, radiation, and more.

How Free Radicals Affect Us? What is the Role of Antioxidant in it?

These free unstable molecules pounce on the nearest stable molecules; initiate a chain reaction which results in cell damage. And as per the study on free radicals, it’s proven that they are responsible for oxidative stress. This otherwise means that it is linked to many kinds of problems such as cell damage, premature aging, DNA damage, inflammation (eczema), and Hyperpigmentation- for example. That’s where our powerful ingredient comes into the picture i.e. antioxidants. They are well-known to counteract the harmful effects of free radicals. Moreover, they also assist in reducing fine lines, calming irritation, and skin brightening. In today’s industrial world our skin is subjected to more and more free radicals so incorporating antioxidants is need for the hour.

As of now, we already know that antioxidants neutralize the effect of free radicals; however, choosing the right antioxidant product for your skin can sometimes be a daunting task. But you don’t have to worry as we have got you covered with our scintillating products. Below we are going to about them.

Green Tea

Green tea has been acclaimed to be ‘fit as a fiddle’ drinks on the earth. It’s full of anti-oxidant that are beneficial for overall health. Green tea polyphenols not only reduce the formation of free radicals but also fasten wound healing. For all those with skin concerns like psoriasis, rosacea, acne, and sensitive skin must incorporate this ingredient in the beauty box.

However, it doesn’t mean to toss green bags on the skin and you are good to go ““ as the dosage of antioxidant concentration will be very low. Rather, lay hands on some high concentrated enrich green tea serum or moisturizer. Check for St.Botanica Anti-Oxidant Boost Serum.

Vitamin A

Retinol is another form of vitamin A or rather we can say its concentrated vitamin A. It’s often called a skin-saving ingredient. The reason why so many people love this ingredient is it reduces fine lines, brightens skin, plumps out skin, improves skin tone, and diminishes dark spots.

That said, sometimes that is powerful come with after effects, initially adding retinol to your skincare regime can flares up irritation, redness, and dryness but all this is “part of the process”. All you need to do is stick with the product to see the results. The key tip for retinol beginners is to start using it at night. Try out St.Botanica Anti Oxidant Boost Night Mask. This night mask is for skincare junkies to jump on the antioxidant bandwagon without burning their skin.

Vitamin C

An essential skin care ingredient and dermatologist favorite ‘vitamin C’; a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from harmful free radicals and UV damage. These functions help in reducing fine lines, stimulating collagen production, and the brightening of the skin. Similar to green tea, it hydrates the skin which results in youthful suppleness. And, just like retinol, it stimulates collagen production that smoothes the uneven skin tone.

The core function of this powerhouse ingredient is brightening the dark spots and lightening up Hyperpigmentation. To get instant freshness and brightness explore St.Botanica Anti-oxidant Boost Foaming Face Wash. The product is supplemented with extracts of lemon & green papaya, vitamin C&E, and Lactic acid. It’s perfect for daily use and suitable for all skin types.

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