What Do Topical antioxidants do & why is it so important to use them every day?
Vitamin C and its various forms and combinations with other skin nutrients are some of the most potent antioxidants, protecting against and reversing skin damage from the sun. This is well established in the scientific community.
What Do AntiOxidants Do?
Vitamins C, E and selenium protect skin against sunburns, skin cancer and can reverse blotchy pigmentation and wrinkles. Regular use of one of these antioxidants should smooth out pigmentation and help you have glowing skin. Think of it as nutrients for your skin to heal and rebuild.
However, only certain antioxidants are effective. In order to be effective, in short, these products must be able to stay active and stable once they absorb into the skin.
Here are some of the best antioxidants available that do this:
PellSkincare – Vitamin C, B, E & Ferulic Acid – $49/bottle – This is a powerful 20% vitamin C and Ferulic Acid combo that really penetrates the deeper layers of skin to help reverse sun damage and prevent further damage to skin cells from both the sun and environment. Results can be seen in 2-6 weeks of daily use.
SkinCeuticals – Phloretin CF – $165/bottle – This is one of the best antioxidants on the market. But it is definitely very expensive. I’ll list another, less expensive alternative that I have been happy with.
DRMTLGY – ADVANCED C E FERULIC – $69/bottle – I have been happy with the results of this antioxidant and I do feel it compares well to the SkinCeuticals product.