The Secret of Anti-Oxidants

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25 September 2018

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The Secret of Anti-Oxidants

When it comes to anti-aging ingredients, the research is clear: Antioxidants are essential. They protect your skin against free radicals. Free radicals are the bad boys. They are molecules in the environment that damage your skin by clinging to your collagen and weakening elasticity. Simply living in good ‘old Singapore will expose you to plenty – like air pollutants, chemicals, and cigarette smoke. They suck the life out of your face!

Antioxidants not only help combat the aging elements we are constantly exposed to, but also can calm skin, help reveal a more youthful appearance, and revitalize dull-looking skin. Some antioxidants also brighten your skin, calm irritation, and even smooth fine lines.

VITAMIN C

Best for: Brightening

The ultimate anti-oxidant is Vitamin C (i.e. L-ascorbic acid, as you might see on some products). It can calm and hydrate your skin. And it boosts your collagen production to tighten fine lines and smooth uneven skin.

More than that, vitamin C has brightening powers. It will lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots and brighten your overall complexion for a fresher and radiant you!

Try our Alegria Vitamin C Facial and Skin Boosters for a large dose of Vitamin C goodness!

CoQ10

Best for: Anti-Aging

CoQ10 levels decrease as you get older. Indeed, most women over thirty have below optimum levels of CoQ10 in the skin. The lack of CoQ10 results in an impeded ability to produce collagen and elastin. The loss of collagen and elastin causes your skin to wrinkle and sag.

CoQ10 also helps the skin by acting as a strong antioxidant. It helps to neutralize the harmful free radicals that are one of the major causes of aging.

Using topical anti-aging creams that contain CoQ10 can effectively help fight the signs of aging. The CoQ10 in the treatment can penetrate deeply to provide antioxidants and help create collagen and elastin.

Step up your CoQ10 intake with Alegria Illuminator Hydra Facial which uses a customized serum choke full of CoQ10, Vitamin E and C.

VITAMIN E

Best for: Moisturizing

Vitamin E is the popular kid on the block. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, a strong shield against free radicals and premature aging, and a pro at keeping skin soft and supple, which is key for preventing scar formation. It becomes kick ass when combined with vitamin C.

RESVERATROL

Best for: Protection Against Environmental Stress

Resveratrol is a potent polyphenolic antioxidant that’s found in red grapes, red wine, nuts, and fruits such as blueberries and cranberries. It’s relatively new on the market, but emerging research is showing that resveratrol is another antioxidant superhero for your skin.

When applied topically, resveratrol helps protect skin’s surface, interrupts and helps rebuff negative environmental influences, and brightens a tired-looking complexion.

VITAMIN A

Best for: Anti-Aging

Vitamin A is same thing as retinol. It smooths fine lines, fills in wrinkles, softens bumps and rough patches, brightens skin, fades scars and dark marks, and drastically reduces acne.

But it does come with some side effects such as breakouts, dryness, and flakes when you first start. But stick with it and you will see results, after 3-6 months.  However, avoid using Vitamin A with C at the same time as too much of a good thing can irritate your skin.

GREEN TEA

Best for: Soothing

Green tea is filled with polyphenols that not only scavenge free radicals, but also work as an anti-inflammatory to accelerate wound healing.

This is where serums come in. In the usual face cream, the amount of antioxidant concentration will likely be too low to be effective. So grab a serum, and make sure the ingredient is at the top of the list!