What are Saint Louve's Fancy – Oxidants and how do they work?
Fancy – Oxidants
Fancy – Oxidants
It’s the word we all know of, and Antioxidants are good for us but just what purpose do they serve? And - what do they do for your skin? Are they just a fancy word?
In simple- Antioxidants are molecules which fight free radicals in your body and are substances that protect our body’s cells from the stress on them caused by the environment around us.
What are free radicals?
Free radicals are unpaired molecules, which means that they are unstable. they are produced in the body naturally as a by-product of metabolism (oxidation), or by exposure to toxins in the environment such as tobacco smoke, Air pollution, Medical Radiation, some viruses and ultraviolet light. These free radicals are scavengers and will damage DNA on the hunt for another electron to pair with, which is where damage occurs. Free radical damage leads to premature ageing, as well as a host of other problems, which is why antioxidants are always welcome.
How do Antioxidant's work?
Antioxidants are the skins savour, who enter the body and pair off with these “unstable” free radicals by filling the missing link, therefore, stopping their reign of DNA destruction. Which means that the more antioxidants in your body or on your skin, the less damage and premature ageing.
Where can we find Antioxidants in our diet?
When it comes to diet, fruit and vegetables are all high in antioxidants. Foods like strawberries, blueberries, kidney beans, black beans, plums, and dark, leafy greens are all rich in antioxidants.
When it comes to Saint Louve Skincare Ingredients?
Vitamin A (Retinol)- is a fat-soluble vitamin that also acts as a powerful antioxidant in the skin.
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)- is a great antioxidant all-rounder that offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin.
Vitamin B5 (panthenol)- provides powerful antioxidant protection and assists in the healing cascade of wound repair, also enhances glutathione‘s production, an antioxidant found in the cells that detoxifies the body.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid and Derivatives)- One of the most potent antioxidants for the skin
Vitamin E (tocopherol)- In addition to its ability to fight free radical damage, Vitamin E is known for its hydrating and healing properties
Ferulic acid- antioxidants and scavengers of free radicals1 that can protect our skin from the effects of UV radiation and aging.
Green Coffee Seed Extract- help our body to remove all kinds of toxic and harmful elements and thus detoxify.
Willowherb Extract- has anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidant properties and will stop the growth of acne causing bacteria.
CoEnzyme Q10- a compound that helps generate energy in your cells, a powerful antioxidant that your body naturally makes, but can decreases with age.
Silybum Marianum Extract- pronounced antioxidant and skin-calming ability and helps shield skin from the visible effects of UV light exposure.
Bearberry Leaf Extract- high concentration of antioxidants and skin-lightening compounds.
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