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Antioxidants, your daily essentials



Exposure to UV rays, pollution, blue light (what I call digital pollution) and stress…Modern life abuses our skin on a daily basis.These repeated attacks increase the production of free radicals and, consequently, accelerate the premature aging of the skin.

Antioxidants will therefore support your skin against these attacks.Much more than simple active ingredients, they are barrier molecules whose role is to reduce cell oxidation.

Specifically, antioxidants are a group of molecules that help prevent the signs of premature aging caused by skin oxidation.This oxidation of cells is the work of free radicals produced by the body (to enable it, among other things, to protect itself effectively against bacteria and viruses) or from various external sources, such as an unbalanced diet, stress, smoking, certain medications and of course, the sun and pollution in all its forms.

Free radicals cause a cascade of chemical reactions that weakens the epidermis.In the long term, they end up dulling the complexion, sprinkling it with spots, digging furrows and causing the overall relaxation of the tissues.Antioxidants come to the rescue to slow down and halt this process.

According to multiple studies, cosmetics rich in antioxidants reduce the extent of damage caused by UV rays.In this regard, a recent study conducted by the University of Illinois concluded that the joint application of sunscreens and antioxidants offers increased protection against ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB).

Are these antioxidants superheroes?

Indeed, they rightly deserve this name.Antioxidants are emerging as frontline players in combating skin damage due to environmental assaults.On the one hand, they neutralize free radicals, preventing them from infiltrating the dermis and degrading it.On the other hand, they promote the synthesis of collagen, improving at the same time the firmness of the skin and its relief.

As a bonus, antioxidants considerably reduce hyperpigmentation thanks to their lightening effect.Their long-term use makes the skin more radiant, smoother, plumper and firmer.We can therefore say that they prevent and protect but also repair.

True potty superheroes, these antioxidants!

We can't wait to incorporate them into our beauty routine!

In cosmetics, the best known and most used forms of antioxidants are L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), niacinamide (vitamin B3) and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) .They are also found in certain plants such as white tea and grape seeds; As well as in certain proteins and enzymes (including superoxide dismutase, catalase and peroxidase).

We can incorporate them into our diet, but since the skin is the last organ to benefit from the benefits of our diet, it is important to also provide it with a direct supply of antioxidants.

The antioxidant, by far the most powerful that I have known in my career, is Lipochroman (present in many products in the LUKSO NeuroCosmetics range).It is literally the strongest I know of on the market.It prevents the formation of free radicals, oxygen and nitrogen.It visibly reduces the signs of aging such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, loss of elasticity and redness.A real bomb for our skin!.

In terms of our beauty routine or recommendations to your customers, the ideal is to bet on a variety of products in layers (cocktail effect for multiple absorptions) Indeed, the skin reacts better when it is serves a cocktail of products containing one or more antioxidants.I therefore recommend the onion skin techniques, day after day, it is better to apply a mist, a serum, a moisturizer, all three based on antioxidants.Better to prioritize a range of products working with a type of antioxidants to maximize results and avoid sensitizing the epidermis.

If you doubted it, I can say that antioxidants are life-saving active ingredients for the beauty and health of the skin and have become a non-negotiable when it comes to skincare.With the new challenges related to digital pollution (screens of all kinds) exposing us twice to external aggressors, we must protect ourselves with effective and daily protection against UVA and UVB but also against pollution.

Marie-Christine Roy