Cosmetologists and their clients love products with antioxidants all over the world. Recently, we found out what explains this popularity: antioxidants maintain skin elasticity and protect it from premature aging by fighting free radicals. Dermatologists recommend using cosmetics with antioxidants before sunbathing, in unfavorable environmental conditions and even during stress, that is, in cases where our skin no longer lacks natural protection. Scientists are working hard to improve the penetration of antioxidants through the stratum corneum, in particular through electroporation and iontophoresis, and have already proven that after microdermabrasion, vitamin C is delivered to the dermis 20 times more efficiently.
The constant use of creams with antioxidants is indicated primarily for people with mature skin - moreover, it is believed that young free radicals are necessary for quick healing and normal regeneration, and a regular antioxidant "attack" can prevent this. In any case, it is better to consult a dermatologist before using concentrated products. According to the observations of experts, antioxidants in cosmetics and dermatological preparations can moisturize the skin, relieve inflammation, weaken the signs of premature aging and photoaging caused by excessive sun exposure. With the hope of these optimistic data, we have selected targeted creams, gels and serums for a variety of budgets.
Antioxidants are included in most "anti-aging" creams - most often vitamins A, C or E, as well as their lesser known but more popular counterparts - for example, coenzyme Q10 or resveratrol, found in grapes, wine and cocoa. When choosing such a product, especially with vitamin C, give preference to packages made of dark or opaque material, ideally with limited air access.
La Roche-Posay Active C Correcteur Dermatologique Anti-Rides
Top pharmacy products in the fight against the signs of skin aging and a worthy alternative to products in the luxury segment. Concentrated cream with vitamin C with a light texture moisturizes for a long time.
Estée Lauder NightWear Plus Anti-Oxidant Night Detox Creme
from 4016 rub.
Estée Lauder Night Detox promises to smooth wrinkles, tighten pores and cleanse skin. Detox is a big word, but alpha lipoic acid, kinetin, vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10 and idebenone in the composition are quite capable of supporting regeneration, fighting pigmentation and relieving minor inflammation.
Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Corrective Eye Cream
Light cream for the skin around the eyes: non-greasy, absorbs quickly and successfully removes signs of fatigue. The active ingredients - stabilized vitamins C and E, yeast and rosemary extracts - are responsible for the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. A separate joy is the packaging design.
(Malin + Goetz) Vitamin E Moisturizer
For those whose skin is not too whimsical and is not afraid of salicylic acid, this is a good reason to approach a fashionable American brand. In addition to protecting and nourishing the skin, the cream works both as a primer and as an after-shave - in general, a bottle for the whole family.
Clarins Multi-Active Jour
Despite the fact that this product is released in not quite suitable packaging, the effect makes you close your eyes to the endless access of air to precious antioxidants: the cream moisturizes the skin well and refreshes the tone.
In case creams are not very useful - for example, in the summer months for those with oily skin - light gel textures can help. This form of release of antioxidant cosmetics is not very common, but if you search, you can find options with a thoughtful and interesting composition.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel
SkinCeuticals has a long history of antioxidant products.Gel with vitamin C and phloretin - an anti-inflammatory oxidant made from apples - may be suitable for those whose skin is too sensitive for concentrated serums of this brand, as well as for patients suffering from acne or rosacea. There is also a night version in the form of a gel - with resveratrol and vitamin E.
The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Gel
This lightweight formula with plant-based ingredients - from aloe and calendula to oats and lemon - is designed to not only neutralize free radicals, but also to tighten pores. The manufacturer recommends mixing the gel with serum from the same line in a 1: 1 ratio.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux
from 3382 rub.
According to Chanel, their polyfractional technology (PFA) improves the penetration of antioxidants through the stratum corneum, so the gel with extracts of ginger and camellia can smooth out wrinkles around the eyes. We do not vouch for the efficacy of PFA, but we confirm that the gel perfectly softens the skin and makes up on it safely.
Environ Intensive AntiOxidant Gel
The South African brand from the arsenal of Kate Winslet and Hilary Swank produces cosmeceuticals with a high concentration of retinol (vitamin A), which must be approached gradually. This gel cocktail of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and provitamin B5 is specially formulated for retinol-sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask
It was difficult to resist the bonus position on our list of creams and serums. Jurlique gel mask is ideal as a light peeling: just ten minutes - and the skin is visibly fresher.
High-quality serums are good for a high concentration of active components, so this form of release is optimal in terms of antioxidant protection - there are a lot of products on sale for different purposes. If the pure serum is too concentrated for you, you can add a few drops to your daily cream or emulsion - as long as you make sure the ingredients don't clash. When the serum is completely absorbed, a moisturizer or emulsion is applied.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Another product of SkinCeuticals, the kings of antioxidant cosmeceuticals. Serum with vitamins C and E and ferulic acid is designed for dry to normal skin, has the lightest texture and is quickly absorbed. Dermatologists even recommend applying it on your breasts before sunscreen if you are going topless tanning.
OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum
The Korean serum has a crowd of fans around the world - from Europeans suffering from dry skin, and Asian women who cherish youth, to those with dark skin prone to acne and hyperpigmentation. Delight is justified: an affordable remedy really relieves inflammation and returns a healthy tone to the skin, however, it can cause tightness.
Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum
A relatively budget option with retinol, which promotes cell regeneration, withstands competition with expensive drugs and is good as a stage of evening care.
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Sérum Défense Anti-Rides
from 2159 p.
The combination of vitamin C and polyphenol found in grape seeds is claimed to fight the first wrinkles, while hyaluronic acid is responsible for hydration.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
from € 47,45
Elizabeth Arden Capsule Serum is a well-deserved bestseller. Even if stimulation of collagen production in the skin is more of a marketing ploy, then reliable nutrition is definitely provided. There is an equally hit bottle alternative: Idebenone is formulated to fight skin damage caused by the sun.
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