Antioxidants – Why you should use them in your beauty routine!

Antioxidants have become in recent years one of the essential ingredients of the beauty routine. We can find several products with these ingredients, whose function is to prevent aging and keep the skin healthy and radiant. But what are antioxidants and what is the importance of using them daily in our beauty routine?

Antioxidants are substances that prevent the oxidation of another molecule, preventing the production of free radicals and, consequently, preventing the damage they can cause to our skin. Antioxidants also prevent extracellular matrix metalloproteinase enzymes from degrading dermal collagen, thus preventing premature skin aging.

Antioxidants essentially have the function of preventing oxidative damage to the skin and not properly treating the signs of aging that may be installed. Many of the antioxidants also have an anti-inflammatory and skin protection action against damage induced by UV radiation and visible light. Antioxidants are highly unstable substances that decompose very quickly, and it is important that their formulation and storage be done carefully, in order to guarantee their effectiveness.

There are many ingredients with antioxidant capacity, such as Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E or Resveratrol.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid, its most active form, is one of the most popular antioxidants in cosmetics. of collagen. It can be used by any skin type, however, in higher concentrations, it can be more irritating to more sensitive or reactive skin.

Vitamin E prevents collagen degradation, has anti-inflammatory properties and, being an oil, improves hydration and gives smoothness to the skin's surface. This antioxidant turns out to be interesting for those who have sensitive and/or dry and damaged skin.

Niacinamide or Vitamin B has been gaining more and more fans for its anti-inflammatory and sebum-regulating property. It helps to improve the texture and appearance of pores, also having a depigmenting action on the skin.

Resveratrol is a polyphenol obtained from grapes and has an anti-inflammatory action, helps fight blemishes and protects the skin from damage caused by UVB radiation.

Ferulic acid is a potent antioxidant with action on blemishes and inflammation and also helps prevent skin aging by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis.

Take care! Take care of your skin with Inouie! ❤

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