The Benefit of Antioxidants

We’ve all heard of the health benefits of eating anti-oxidants. But what can they do for our skin? Sadly, our skin is deeply deprived of these helpful free radical scavengers and receives only 2-3% of the anti-oxidants we ingest (with the majority being used internally). The best way to ensure that your skin is fed with anti-oxidants is to apply them topically.

Sun exposure and pollution create free radicals in the skin, which are damaged cells that are missing a molecule (the “free” referring to the missing molecule). To stabilize themselves, they attack other cells in the body, often injuring the cells and damaging the DNA. In skin, they steal electrons from collagen strands, breaking down the proteins and ultimately causing the skin to sag.

Antioxidants help by donating an electron to the free radical, stabilizing the cells and stopping the chain of chemical reactions that cause potential damage. Our proprietary Eco-Sun Complex provides this second level of defense with Vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant, and Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant. Together, they protect the body against the effects of free radicals, combating premature aging, and enhancing collagen production.

Eat, drink, and apply anti-oxidants. Your body will thank you.