When it comes to anti-aging ingredients, the research is clear: Antioxidants are essential, and the more you apply to skin, the better! Just like your diet needs a mix of healthy beneficial nutrients, so does your skin. Skin is the largest organ of your body, so nourishing its surface with beneficial ingredients, like antioxidants, is important.
Antioxidants not only help combat the elements responsible for the visible signs of aging, but also can calm skin, help reveal a more youthful appearance, and revitalize dull-looking skin. Here at Private Label Skincare Florida, we are always on the hunt to bring you the best and most effective ingredients for your skincare line.
Which Antioxidant is Best?
We’re are often asked what the best antioxidants for skin are. There are dozens of phenomenally effective antioxidants, and we use them with gusto in our Private Label Skincare products. Despite the seemingly endless array of good antioxidants, there are a few that really stand out. Each has an outstanding performance record when it comes to taking the best care of your skin—and knowing which ones to look for, can make your choices for great skincare line much easier!
Vitamin E (often listed as tocopherol or tocotrienols) is one of the most well-known antioxidants. This fat-soluble vitamin is available in both natural and synthetic forms. Research shows that both forms provide significant antioxidant benefits to the skin, but the natural forms are more potent and last longer in the skin than their synthetic counterpart.
Vitamin E works in several ways to protect and defend skin from outside elements that can have a profound negative impact on the skin. Vitamin E is often found in sunscreens because of its supporting role in helping defend skin from the stress caused by UV light.
Vitamin E also works in powerful synergy with vitamin C, so a serum or anti-aging product that contains both vitamin C and vitamin E can be doubly beneficial. Look for Vitamin E in our serums and moisturizers.
Vitamin C (listed as ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, and various other names) is a potent antioxidant that’s particularly effective in diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone. This well-researched water-soluble vitamin is considered an anti-aging superstar for all skin types.
When applied topically, vitamin C has been proven to preserve skin’s resiliency, so it takes on a firmer feeling and smoother appearance. Research shows that vitamin C also helps improve an uneven skin tone and brighten dull skin so it’s visibly more radiant, just like younger skin.
Like most antioxidants, vitamin C also can calm and help hydrate skin so it’s better able to withstand the rigors of daily life and the environment’s impact on how the skin looks and feels.
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Vitamin C in concentrations from 0.5% to 20% has shown impressive efficacy. Vitamin C is found in all sorts of products, from lip balms to eye creams, but you’ll get the most out of this antioxidant if it’s in your targeted products and skin brightening creams and serums.
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.
Applied topically, resveratrol helps protect the skin’s surface, interrupts and helps rebuff negative environmental influences, and brightens a tired-looking complexion. It also has significant skin-calming properties that may help minimize the look of redness. Look for resveratrol in our moisturizers and eye creams.
Retinol: See blog on retinol
Green tea is a potent antioxidant when applied topically. A significant amount of research has established that tea—green, black, or white—has many intriguing anti-aging benefits. The key compound in green tea that provides its antioxidant kick is epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG).
Current research indicates that EGCG extract applied topically, can help defend skin’s surface from the environmental factors that have the most pronounced negative effects on the skin. Green tea also has a distinct calming effect, making it a great ingredient to visibly soothe red areas. Look for green tea in our moisturizer formulas.
Antioxidants Perform Even Better Together
When it comes to your skin and antioxidants, remember the old adage: "There’s strength in numbers." When the top-notch antioxidants detailed above are combined to work together, and reinforced with daily use of antioxidants in sunscreen, and other skin-beneficial ingredients, the visible results can be remarkable!
One thing to keep in mind is that antioxidants break down when exposed to light and air, so it’s important to make sure the products your products are packaged in opaque and airtight or air-restrictive containers. That means no jar packaging, airless containers are best, otherwise these vital, but unstable, ingredients will begin to lose their effectiveness once you open the container.
We have packaging options, but we always welcome you to choose your own packaging and advise you which would be best for your beautiful products. Please call for a consultation on your packaging, should you have any questions. Your help is appreciated, ours is insured.
Please give us a call today here at Private Label Skincare Florida to get started with your antioxidant enhanced products today.