THE IMPORTANCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS
By ZO® Skin Health
There are certain ingredients that are proclaimed as powerhouses in skincare. Skincare professionals continue to utilize antioxidants in treatments and maintenance protocols to give patients the best skin health solutions available. Antioxidants for skin are more than deserving of all the hype because of their versatility, potency, and ability to deliver desirable results.
WHAT DO ANTIOXIDANTS DO FOR SKIN?
An antioxidant can minimize skin damage by protecting the skin from oxidation and free radicals. Free radicals from the environment, such as light and UV rays, pollutants, and other aggressors, are one of the largest reasons why skin ages. By using an antioxidant for skin, it can inhibit the oxidation process, thus slowing down damage to the skin.
The oxidation of skin can increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also cause discoloration + sun spots and sagging. By including antioxidants into your skincare regimen, they can work to improve the signs of aging, brighten the complexion and even skin tone. It is important to know your skin and to consult with an expert to determine the best ways to achieve your desired results.
WHAT ZO PRODUCTS CONTAIN ANTIOXIDANTS FOR SKIN?
Some of the most popular antioxidants found in skin health products most likely sound familiar to skincare enthusiasts. ZO® Skin Health includes cutting-edge ingredients and exclusive technologies in all products to offer skin health solutions to anyone, regardless of skin type.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is one of the most studied and readily available antioxidants on the market. It helps lighten dark spots, even out the skin tone and work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating by ZO® Skin Health helps remove surface discoloration and renew brightness.
Vitamin A, or retinols/retinoids, are powerful antioxidants for skin most well-known for their ability to rejuvenate aging skin. By encouraging healthy collagen and cell turnover, Vitamin A is one of the best treatments to improve moderate to severe signs of aging. Wrinkle + Texture Repair contains 0.5% retinol which allows the product to even skin texture, support the skin’s ability to retain hydration and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin E, or tocopherol, is another powerhouse antioxidant naturally abundant in skin – though easily depleted by UV light. Daily Power Defense by ZO® Skin Health is an advanced serum with tocopherol and tocopherol acetate, clinically proven to strengthen skin’s protective barrier while defending against environmental stressors and premature signs of aging
For more information on how to incorporate antioxidants into your skincare regimen, talk to your ZO® authorized physician or find one near you.