Antioxidant: Fight Free Radical Damage

Prevent premature aging. Free radicals are considered one of the primary causes of premature aging. Every day our skin is attacked by free radicals cause by our contact with UV radiation and environmental pollution (cigarette smoke, smog, etc.). Antioxidants help prevent and repair the damage caused by these free radicals. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules with only one electron that must take electrons from other molecules in order to re-stabilize. To do this, a free radical will attack a healthy cell and take an electron which causes those cells to decay. This deterioration of cells leads to signs of aging, such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals. Antioxidants are chemicals which neutralize these destructive free radicals to protect the skin from damage.

Following are all antioxidants commonly found in skin care preparations that neutralize free radicals, repair free radical damage and help keep the skin wrinkle free.

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