Antioxidant active ingredients for the skin

Do you know why antioxidants are essential for our health? Antioxidants or antioxidant substances are chemical compounds that can keep the free radicals in our bodies, which are favored by oxidative stress, in check. What sounds like a rough group, also has a resounding effect at the cellular level.

Free radicals are molecules that are formed in our cells and are particularly reactive - and are damaging to cells in excess. External influences and environmental pollutants can promote an excessively high concentration of free radicals in our bodies and thus set in motion a chain reaction of oxidative stress. In addition to various environmental influences (fine dust pollution, smoking, UV radiation, harmful substances from medications or food), psychological stress is also responsible for oxidative stress, as it weakens the immune system of our skin. Oxidative stress leads to cell damage - the cause of the aging process.


Plant substances against oxidative stress

Antioxidants act as radical scavengers. They counteract oxidative stress and protect our cells from damage. Through our food, but also through our skin care, we can supply our cells with antioxidants. Due to their valuable fatty substances, plant oils such as wild rose oil are excellent radical scavengers that exert their effect directly on our skin. Other plant extracts also effectively protect against oxidative stress.


The antioxidant effect of Alpine rose

This rhododendron species from the Alpine altitudes has ingredients that protect it from the effects of drought, cold and UV radiation. In particular, a high content of polyphenol compounds protects against free radicals - and makes Alpine Rose extract so exciting for cell protection in skin care.


Bakuchiol, the herbal alternative to retinol 

A particularly effective antioxidant active ingredient for protective skin care is extracted from the seeds of the Babchi plant (Psoralea corylifolia): Bakuchiol is the natural alternative to retinol. It reduces wrinkles as well as vitamin A, but is tolerated considerably better. Bakuchiol acts against oxidative stress and stimulates collagen production in the skin. It also favors the moisture content and thus provides multiple protection against premature aging of the skin. The Babchi plant has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda for skin problems.

Wild rose - protection against oxidative stress

Due to its high content of alpha-linolenic acid, organic wild rose oil supports skin regeneration and regulates sebaceous gland function. It is obtained from the seeds of the rosehip, bot. Rosa canina, which is why it does not smell like a rose. Helpful for all problematic skin issues, wild rose oil promotes the skin's ability to retain moisture and produce collagen. It supports the skin barrier and protects against oxidative stress due to its valuable lipid compounds.


Vitamin C - Antioxidant from the outside and inside

Vitamin C also belongs to the antioxidants and is one of the most effective anti-aging active substances. It has cell-protecting and cell-renewing properties and inhibits the effects of free radicals. Vitamin C promotes a healthy and radiant complexion, supports collagen synthesis, reduces wrinkles and smoothes the skin.

Vitamin C can be supplied externally (via skin care products) or internally via nutrition to our organism and thus also to the skin. One of the main advantages of vitamin C in skin care is that it acts exactly where it should. That is why the special enrichment of vitamin C via skincare can be very useful. Vitamin C easily enters the skin, is stored there and, once in place, is very stable.

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