Antioxidants in Skincare: Why They are Important and How They Work

By Louisa Agathe, LMA

Trying to achieve healthy beautiful skin? If the answer is yes, then you should turn to antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent free radical damage and do several things to keep your skin healthy: they correct the signs of aging, prevent sunburn, help the skin to repair itself, brighten skin tone, and may even help prevent skin cancer. Here is a list of antioxidants that you should look for in choosing a skincare line for healthy skin for yourself.

Retinol (vitamin A): Retinoids and Vitamin A have stood the test of time because its small molecular structure penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate collagen and skin remodeling. It smoothes fine lines, improves skin texture, and makes your skin look younger.

Find it in our: APS Renewal cream, APS Signature pads, and APS Signature cream, APS Signature Eye cream

Vitamin C A powerful free radical scavenging antioxidant boosts collagen production and lightens pigmentation.

Find it in our: APS Advanced Brightening Complex, APS C & E Ferulic, APS Ultra C Caplets, APS Amplifying C cream

Vitamin E Vitamin E is another powerhouse in the antioxidant family. It is required for the proper function of many organs of the body (including the skin) and accelerates the skin’s healing process.

Find it in our: APS C & E Ferulic, APS Advanced Body Butter, APS Body polishing Treatment, APS Daily Cleansing Solution, APS Moisture Drench

Resveratrol A compound found in grapes, red wine, peanuts, and tea. Its antimicrobial substance protects from air pollution, infection, UV radiation, extreme climate changes, and promotes longer cell life in the body.

Find it in our: APS Anti-wrinkle capsules