We're pretty sure you've heard of antioxidants. But why should they matter to you? Antioxidants are an important part of any natural skin care routine. They do so many fab-u-lous things including being;
anti-inflammatory, skin-firming, wrinkle-softening, to acne scar-reducing, sun damage-repairing, and brightening superstars of the beauty world. In this blog post we're going to reveal the best antioxidants your natural skin care products must-have to achieve radiant looking skin all year long.
What is an antioxidant?
Antioxidants fight free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that can cause damage to different components in cells, such as the DNA, proteins, outer barrier, and the matrix. When there many free radicals, and fewer available antioxidants you may experience what you call oxidative stress which plays a role in premature aging of the skin, hyperpigmentation, triggering inflammatory conditions like eczema and acne, as well as skin cancers.
The best must-have antioxidants to try!
1) Vitamin A
Topical vitamin A in the form of retinol (typically found in over-the-counter products) and retinoic acid (in prescription creams) are known as wrinkle-fighters and are typically the go-to solution for combating signs of aging. Research has shown that vitamin A is able to stimulate collagen production. That's important because when collagen is damaged due to UV rays and other aggressors, you'll see wrinkles start to develop. Additional benefits of vitamin A includes lightening sun-induced brown spots, and helping clear up acne to help deliver an even-toned, radiant complexion.
We recommend Pure Fiji's ?Anti-Ageing Intense Day crème!
This day creme is a total game-changer if you're looking to prevent and treat fine lines and wrinkles. A skin win anti-ageing day creme that visibly combats the signs of ageing on the face and dÈcolletÈ. The blend of rich botanicals enhanced with peptides dramatically increases collagen and the hyaluronic acid replenishes and retains moisture for a smoother and youthful glow your friends will envy.
- Powered by anti-oxidants, vitamins; A, B, C, E, Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 designed to soothe and calm the skin.
- Dilo leaf hydrosol helps to regenerate skin cells; is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, humectant and skin conditioning.
- Beach almond hydrosol firms, tightens and tones.
- Matrixyl 6 stimulates collagen by 111% and hyaluronic production by 174%.
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 visibly reduce and prevent wrinkles.
- Acetyl Dipeptide-1Idealift combats skin sagging.
- This creme belongs in the beauty arsenal of any women age 45 and over.
2) Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps prevent; aging skin, including lightening brown spots, stimulating collagen, and protecting against UV damage.
3) Vitamin E
Vitamin E treatments can reduce UV-induced photo damage, decrease the risk of skin cancers, and stabilize the skin barrier.
Vitamin E can be found in coconut oil which also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and antifungal benefits even help to treat bug bites.
We recommend Pure Fiji's Body Butter!
A luscious natural body butter made with virgin organic coconut oil that is completely free of harsh chemicals. As an extra boon this ultra-hydrating body butter enriches the skin with essential fatty acids and powerful antioxidants to soften, smooth, and firm up the look of the skin. A non-greasy formula creates the ultimate indulgence. Each body butter is delicately infused with tropical scents that range from refreshing coconut lime blossom to a sweet scent of an energizing orange blossom.
4) Vitamin B3
Several studies have shown that topical application of niacinamide has many potential skin benefits, including; improved skin hydration, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, decreased brown spots, improved skin redness/blotchiness, and better skin elasticity.
5) Calophyllic acid
Calophyllic acid is an amazing healing and regenerative property that can be found in dilo oil. The traditional uses of dilo oil range from; burns, wounds, skin rashes, and chapped lips and modern studies do confirm the wisdom of the Fijians.
We recommend Pure Fiji's Anti- Aging Booster (Dilo Oil)
Celebrate your new skin with this organic, anti-aging oil from the pristine Islands of Fiji. Dilo oil is an amazing multi-tasking oil that effectively minimizes acne scars, promotes skin regeneration, and heals common skin irritation including; sunburns, insect bites, eczema, and more. Our number one piece of advice when applying oil is that a little goes a long way.
- Calophyllic acid speeds up tissue repair.
- Natural anti-histamine helps fight inflammation.
- High antioxidants reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- It won't leave your skin feeling greasy.
- Helps repair and minimize acne scars.
- Shortens recover time between IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments.
- Naturally soothes common skin rashes.
- Year-round healing oil for dry and dehydrated skin.
There are additional ways you can add antioxidants to your healthy skin care regiment. Eating fruits and veggies packed with antioxidants is also one the safest and healthiest way to combat dull complexions and fine lines. Here are 12 of the best anti-aging foods to nourish your body for a glow that comes from within.
- Dark Chocolate
- Pomegranate seeds
- Red bell peppers
- Sweet potatoes
Antioxidants are going to be your new BFF in the New Year. They're truly the hardest-working skin-care ingredients in the game which is why they are injected in several of Pure Fiji's natural skin care products. Not only do they knock off those free radicals, they also promote a brighter, more even complexion. Not only will your skin be better looking, but it will also be healthier in general. Helloooo 2020!