Antioxidants

You must have heard this word “antioxidants” a million times. Every other day a new product exclaiming about the benefit of antioxidants, is launched in the market. So, what exactly is an anti-oxidant? To put it simply, antioxidants are chemicals that strongly help in reducing the skin ageing effect of the sun, pollution and other environmental factors. They protect your skin by neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals and assist in skin repair. Every antioxidant is anti ageing essentially and will protect against free radical damage, the only difference being the metabolic pathway it utilizes to protect the skin. In any skin care regime, antioxidant-rich treatment is critical in promoting skin health and renewal.

Vitamin A (Retinoic Acid, Retinol) - Vitamin A is one of the earliest and most well known antioxidants. It promotes cell re-growth while also boosting collagen.

Vitamin C – It is considered as one of the most powerful antioxidants. By scavenging free radicals, Vitamin C offers outstanding protection to skin against aging and damage.

Vitamin E –Vitamin E possesses significant protective qualities apart from its well-known anti-inflammatory effects. It’s an excellent moisturizer and keeps skin hydrated over time.

Green Tea Polyphenols – Polyphenols in green tea have been garnering considerable attention lately because of its health and beauty benefits. This antioxidant has shown exceptional protective and restorative properties countering the damaging effect of sun rays.

Antioxidents in food – You can integrate foods that are rich in antioxidants, in your diet. These are excellent natural sources of antioxidants – Cloves, Red/Kidney beans, and Bell peppers. Also, Fruits rich in Vitamins A or C and dry fruits rich in Vitamin E.

Glycolic Acid

It is considered as a miracle ingredient in the world of cosmeceuticals. Glycolic Acid works as an exfoliating agent and enhances collagen production, resulting in a flawless skin and youthful appearance. Because of its acidic nature it can cause an intermittent tingling sensation, which wanes eventually as your skin gets used to it. Glycolic acid helps in removing skin-dulling dead cells, thereby bringing luminosity to skin.