Antioxidants Free Radicals
What Are Antioxidants And Free Radicals And Why Are Antioxidants So Important?
Free radicals (Oxidants) are unstable molecules that will damage, age and destroy our cells causing our tissue to deteriorate. Some examples are; cigarette smoke, alcoholic beverages, unhealthy foods, over exposure to sun and pollution.
Antioxidants are substances which neutralises the oxygen free radicals that damage, age and destroy healthy skin through the process of ‘oxidation’.
In much the same way as oxidation creates rust, causing a breakdown on the surface of inanimate objects; oxidation inside the body causes a breakdown of cells. Free radicals produced by this breakdown attack healthy cells, usually DNA as well as proteins and fats. This chain of events weakens immunological functions as well as speeding up the aging process.
Our skin is the last organ to be supplied with these antioxidants; however the body will fulfil the needs of its internal system first before the skin. Thus creating an important need for what is called “percutaneous absorption” which means the application of antioxidants or products content via the skin through topical application. (Medical grade)
Applying topical antioxidants, targets the skin directly so that our tissue can better defend itself against free radicals. Vitamins A, C and E are the most commonly applied and have been medically proven to act as both preventative and reversing to the signs of skin damage and ageing.
The method in which antioxidants are delivered into the skin is important. If the channel of absorption is blocked or that active ingredient is diluted, we will not see the benefit for which the substance was originally applied.
Medical grade chirally correct ingredients, allows pure and potent antioxidants to be delivered to the skin at an intense rate of absorption.
An ideal environment for our skin cells to obtain maximum functionality is one that is rich in antioxidants. This will nourish our skin promoting optimal cell regeneration and assisting in slowing down our aging process.