Antioxidants have been a heart-healthy buzzword for years now. These natural chemical compounds occur as vitamins, minerals and other plant components and they’re known to repair damage, reduce inflammation, and defend the body against outside attackers. Let’s talk about the top antioxidants your skin needs.
In the early years, antioxidant research focused on its impact inside the body on organs like your heart and blood vessels. But we now know some of the greatest benefits are for your skin. Here’s what can help the most.
The Top 5 Antioxidants Your Skin Needs
#1 Vitamin C
The skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics say the list of skin benefits attributed to vitamin C is a long one. Products that contain vitamin C can protect the skin from sunlight, strengthen its response to outside attackers, promote collagen production to repair wrinkles, and reduce inflammation, among other benefits.
#2 Vitamin E
Dozens of studies have noted the positive impact of vitamin E on healthy-looking skin. Its primary roll seems to be in defending the fragile membranes of your skin cells and also protecting collagen. It seems to work particularly well when used in combination with vitamin C in certain skincare products.
It might not be the easiest antioxidant to say, but niacinamide’s positive impact on the skin cannot be denied. At its essence, niaciniamide is simply the active ingredient in vitamin B3. In skincare products, what it brings to the table is the ability to enhance blood flow and improve water content in the skin. Other research has noted that niacinamide is also effective at reducing acne as well as skin discoloration.
#4 Vitamin A
To round out our alphabet soup of skin-improving antioxidants, we can’t leave out vitamin A. It often appears on skincare product labels as “retinol,” which is simply another term for the vitamin A molecule. Vitamin A enhances the creation of collagen, which in turn leads to firmer, less wrinkly skin.
Resveratrol first gained attention as a potential heart-healthy ingredient in red wine, but recent research indicates a lot of positive attributes for your skin, as well, from this recently discovered antioxidant. When it comes to tamping down damage from the sun, resveratrol is tough to beat. The most recent research indicates that resveratrol may even be able to fight tumor formation.
About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics specializes in formulating leading-edge skincare products using gemstone-infused technology. Kristals’ bioenergized formulas blend the holistic health benefits of amber, ruby, sapphire, rock crystal and other precious and semi-precious stones with proven skincare ingredients like peptides, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, among others, to help promote gemstone-based beauty rooted in organic ingredients.