The best anti-oxidants for your skin.

The environment we live in is a crucial factor in maintaining the health of our skin. Factors such as pollution and UV rays, assault the skin throughout the year and can cause reactions in the skin that inhibit the way it builds and repairs itself. 

One of the major causes of visible signs of ageing is Extrinsic Ageing. It is the result of environmental factors such as sun exposure, pollution and smoking. 

Extrinsic Ageing causes thickening of the cornified layer, freckles and skin pigmentation. It can also be responsible for an excessive loss of collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s). These processes give the skin the appearance of roughness, uneven tone, brown patches, thin skin and deep wrinkles. 

The good news is that Extrinsic Ageing can be controlled to an extent.

To minimise the effects of lifestyle and environmentally induced damage to skin cells, it is vital to nourish skin with the best nutrients the planet has to offer. Most importantly, it is crucial to ensure you are getting the best anti-oxidants for your skin. 

Environmental damage, which can result from the sun, pollution, toxins, tobacco and stress, to name a few sources, results in free radicals. Free radicals are those “free” or “unpaired” electrons that are flying around—they fly around and cause damage to your cells’ structure and genetic material (DNA). Antioxidants work by “scavenging” those loose electrons so that they cannot cause damage. They are extraordinary healers, which can be found in vitamins, and minerals contained in foods as well as in skin care products.  

The best anti-oxidants for your skin not only help repair existing damage but they also reduce inflammation. Inflamed skin prevents the regular skin repairing process, it can eventually lead to skin pigmentation and acne. Long-term inflammation can cause cell damage, which results in wrinkles.

Some of the best anti-oxidants for your skin:

Vitamin C is a long time favourite because it is well studied and it has been proven to have beneficial effects on the skin other than being an antioxidant, like boosting collagen production and fading dark spots. However, BIO-EXTRACTS likes to look beyond the conventional in order to give you the very best anti-oxidants for the skin. 

Rosmarinic Acid bio-extract from Lemon Balm, is one of nature’s most powerful anti-oxidants which dates back to early Roman recipes. Due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, Romans used it to treat bee and even scorpion stings. Today we know that Rosmarinic Acid eliminates damaging free radicals 3.24 times more efficiently than Vitamin C and 1.6 times better than Vitamin E. This rare, magnificent ingredient is difficult to obtain but it is the best active for an anti-oxidant rich product as it has anti-mutagenic properties, so it acts as a shield for DNA against solar UV and other ionising radiations.

Barley bio-extract is another vital source of potent anti-oxidants. Barley’s medicinal use dates back to 7000 BC. The unique combination of zinc and selenium found in Barley holds countless benefit for the skin.

Zinc is a powerful anti-oxidant with substantial healing properties and a history of being used to treat burns and scars. It posses the ability to strengthen the immune system of the skin and promote skin tissue rejuvenation. It also helps to prevent breakouts by regulating the activity of the oil glands. This universal ingredient is an anti-oxidant which promotes youthful looking skin by helping to reduce the impact of free radicals on the skin whilst also promoting collagen production.

Manganese is a further vital mineral for everyday skin health.  It plays a crucial role in collagen production. Manganese also acts as an anti-oxidant in all skin cells, helping to neutralise free radicals and reducing skin damage caused by environment, pollution or stress.

An unbeatable blend of the above-mentioned anti-oxidants can be found in the BIO-EXTRACTS Anti-Oxidant Boost. Youth Capsule® technology within the Boost delivers the key active plant molecules right to the areas of your skin where they are most needed. Packed with flavonoids, this Boost works to protect skin from pollution, fight oxidative stress, pigmentation and signs of ageing.