Antioxidants play a vital role in safeguarding your skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors like UV rays and pollution. These remarkable compounds are frequently incorporated into skincare product formulations due to their potent Pro active-aging properties. At Aleph Beauty, we are dedicated to using highly effective ingredients rich in antioxidants to promote healthy skin. Here, we'll introduce you to some of our favorite ingredients found in our formulas that are packed with essential antioxidants. This is because antioxidants offer a multitude of benefits for the skin, including soothing, revitalizing, and protective properties.
To better understand why our skin requires antioxidants, let's delve into a brief lesson in skincare science. Accelerated aging, whether of the skin or the body, is often associated with free radicals. In technical terms, free radicals are unpaired and unstable electrons that attempt to bind to other molecules in an effort to stabilize themselves. However, this process weakens the skin, leading to the emergence of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. This is where antioxidants come into play. Their primary role is to shield the skin from free radical damage, oxidative stress, and harm inflicted by environmental aggressors such as UV radiation and pollution.
But how do antioxidants accomplish this task? They possess a unique ability to neutralize free radicals, effectively putting a stop to their destructive search for other molecules. Antioxidants achieve this by allowing the unpaired electron of the free radical to pair with their own stable one, preventing further damage. In essence, antioxidants willingly relinquish their own electron for the greater good.
Now, let's explore the numerous benefits that antioxidants offer. Do you desire vibrant, healthy-looking skin? Are you looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin texture, clarity, and radiance? Antioxidants can deliver all of these benefits and more. Their impressive list of advantages aligns perfectly with your skin's aspirations. As an added bonus, multiple antioxidants can be combined in the same formulation, providing enhanced protection against free radical damage and the ability to address multiple other skin concerns simultaneously.
Let’s take a closer look into the antioxidants that we have in our range of skincare-infused makeup:
Kakadu Plum Seed Oil in Serum/Primer - A real superfood, the Kakadu Plum contains more than 50 times the vitamin C of an orange. Which makes the Kakadu Plum seed oil the perfect antioxidant to help your skin fight free radicals and boosts your skin metabolism.
NZ native Black Fern and Red Seaweed in The One - Mamaku from the black fern contains unique biomimetic biopolymers which it uses as defensive and adaptive mechanisms to survive and thrive in its environment. The amazing Black Fern extract works synergistically with Red Seaweed, also a NZ native to create lifing and firming effects to the skin in a matter of minutes and over time.
Totarol - Totarol is featured in products right across the Aleph Beauty range, it is a powerful antioxidant seven times more effective than Vitamin E with antibacterial properties effective at fighting acne-causing bacteria. Totarol has also been shown to increase the cell renewal rate, which may improve skin tone and brightness.*
CoQ10 - Our best selling Concealer/Foundation, Radiance Balm and Cheek/Lip Tint all contain CoQ10 which is a vital enzyme contributing energy production in the cells. It's highly antioxidant properties help to protect the cells from free radicals, flush out toxins and help cells better utilize nutrients, leading to rejuvenated and healthier skin overall.
We believe in beauty with benefits - skin should look like skin, and radiance should come naturally. Our products are created with safe, potent formulas that protect and revive your skin, and help you put your best face forward. With our antioxidant hero ingredients, your skin is rejuvenated daily as you wear the range and your skin just gets better and better over time.
*(Bai. Y., "Antioxidant Capacity of Totarol"; Internal Report, HortResearch; October 2002)