You often hear about antioxidants, but do you really know how they affect your skin? We will explain how antioxidants in this article.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are efficient active principles such as vitamins C and E that help fight against the production of free radicals. Indeed, antioxidants will slow down or stop cells natural oxidation process. They will prevent free radicals from creating oxidative stress, which damages cells with visible and irreversible results on the skin.
What is oxidative stress?
Cell oxidation is a normal process in the cell life. This oxidation creates free radicals that will attack the cells. The body has planned everything to protect the skin, so in normal situation, the cells are able to naturally defend themselves.
But when the production of free radicals is greater than the cells’ defence capacity with external aggressions such as UV exposure, inflammation, these will greatly increase the level of oxidative stress. These disturbances will oxidize the cells. We will notice wrinkles and fine lines, pigment spots and loss of elasticity for example.
Impact of oxidative stress on skin aging
Over time, there is a slowdown in cellular production of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, which are naturally present in the skin. They maintain its plump appearance, density and firmness.
From the age of 25, the skin aging process begins. Yes, starting 25 years old!
This natural phenomenon is accentuated by external aggressions that push the epidermis to produce free radicals. One of the biggest sources is sun exposure, hence the recommendation to protect yourself from the sun all year long and not just during the holidays. Fatigue, pollution, hormonal changes and smoking are other causes that create cell oxidation.
What can antioxidants do?
Skincare rich in antioxidants will allow the epidermis to defend itself more effectively against the different forms of aggression and playing a role as a skin protector.
Women’s priority is now, not to fight against the effects of age, but to prevent effects such as wrinkles, blemishes or spots. You want to age well and this must be prepared in advance. As in Chinese medicine, where we anticipate diseases to prevent them from happening, here we prepare the skin’s future with a clean and slow beauty. Antioxidants are key assets in this new beauty approach.
Which antioxidants to choose?
There are a wide variety of antioxidant molecules. Vitamin A, C and E are often mentioned, but also carotenoids and polyphenols. For greater efficiency, it is important to combine them to increase the antioxidant power of your skincare.
It takes time to see results. The first results are a more even and radiant complexion and less wrinkles as this is indeed “slow beauty”.
Nature does the best antioxidants
Some plants synthesize real antioxidant complexes that combine all these molecules naturally. Nature provides several plants rich in vitamin A, C or E that are excellent antioxidants.
Whatever the age or type of skin, the use of a skincare containing different antioxidants is essential to preserve its beauty.
The amatera skincare ritual for a long-term well-being beauty
The amatera concept for beauty wellbeing aims is to preserve your natural beauty. Anti-aging is over; it is time for pro-age beauty because women want to live well and age better. They fully assume their age and all their experiences.
amatera understood this trend by creating a 100% natural skincare range with a unique synergy of 12 antioxidant-rich organic oils. This unique association is present in all amatera skincare range.
By combining skincare with the right gestures to preserve your beauty, you will maintain your skin at the top. Prevention is the best approach for a long-term beautiful skin.
The Multi-Effects Booster Serum is the ideal partner in the fight against free radicals. The amatera serum contains 16 precious organic oils including rice bran oil which is part of the beauty ritual of Japanese women whose even complexion is recognized, chia seed oil rich in antioxidants and omega 3 and Argan oil that activates cellular regeneration. A truly global, detoxifying and protective treatment for your skin, it blocks free radicals, prevents external aggressions from damaging your skin and boosts cellular renewal.
Our secret? A unique blend of 16 botanical oils that provides minerals, fatty acids and essential amino acids to the skin to improve skin quality. It is combined with another powerful antioxidant named Coenzyme Q10 that has a major action on the cells energy production. This deeply nourishes the cells to provide them with oxygen and vitamins. This widely recognized ingredient makes skin softer; more supple and gives a brighter complexion.
If you had to choose only one antioxidant treatment in your beauty ritual, it would be the Multi-Effects Booster Serum.
The Beneficial Night Cream is the ultimate night cream made with 100% natural ingredients. It combines no less than 12 botanical oils to offer your skin the best of nature in antioxidant, moisturizing and repairing agents.
Our secret? The Beneficial Night Cream is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, atopic and fragile ones, because it repairs your skin daily while you sleep. Rose oil, rich in essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) accelerates the cells regeneration. This is your skin best friend against aging. Acmella oleracea reduces muscle contractions, which is ideal for reducing the depth and number of lines and wrinkles. Finally, verbena hydrosol with anti-inflammatory and calming properties is the ideal for the night.
As a real skin booster, the Beneficial Night Cream is used every day to revitalize your skin.