Anti-aging skin care products must contain rich, nourishing and replenishing ingredients in order to hydrate the skin, revive it and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants do exactly that, so it's no wonder they’re in Jericho anti-aging products.
Antioxidant promotes younger looking skin from the inside out: they fight free-radical that are responsible for the signs of aging (visible and non visible) ; they prevent sun damage to the skin due to harsh UV rays ; and they promote cellular repair and healing over night (that's why it's so important to apply a rich night moisturizing cream containing antioxidants).
Which Antioxidant is the most important?
There isn't just one antioxidant that is recommended for skin care, rather they are all beneficial and complementing each other. Just like the need to eat different types of foods in order to get all the nutrients and vitamins the body needs, it's important to use anti-aging products that contain different minerals and antioxidants, all vital to the skin's wellbeing and younger appearance.
In order to better understand what antioxidants are and what to look for in an anti-aging cream or serum, here are the five most beneficial antioxidants for skin care:
Vitamin C is water-soluble vitamin. It's one of the most important ingredient in anti-aging therapy, being a potent antioxidant that works particularly well for treating wrinkles, dullness, and brown spots.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin. It works in different ways to protect cell membranes from oxidative damage and from the early stages of ultraviolet light damage.
Vitamin A or Retinol is a cell-communicating ingredient and an antioxidant that provides multiple benefits for skin care. Retinol helps skin create better, healthier skin cells and increase the production of skin-support substances such as ceramides. Retinol has been shown to increase the skin's collagen, resulting in firmer skin with an improved texture.
Green tea is a potent antioxidant, whether consumed orally or applied to the skin. The key compound in green tea that provides antioxidant protection is epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG). EGCG extract, applied topically, can prevent collagen breakdown and reduce UV damage to the skin. Green tea is also very good at reducing inflammation.
Antioxidant inside and out
When it comes to antioxidants we always recommend using them from the inside out: eat healthy, sleep well, try to reduce smoking and alcohol that increase free-radicals and don't forget to use skin care products that contain antioxidants and vital minerals.