Why You Need Antioxidants in your Regimen 👀

Spring has to be one of my favorite time of the year – for a few reasons to be exact. With spring right around the corner, we have lots to look forward to! The flowers will be starting to blossom  and some sunnier days ahead, we also need to be thinking about switching up our skincare for the spring time. Who doesn’t love a good spring cleaning sesh!? 🙋🏻

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One family of ingredients in particular can truly come in handy with the new seasonal changes..and that my friends are antioxidants! You’re probably fairly familiar of them along with their superpowers that provide transformative results to:

  • protect against environmental stressors
  • promote a more radiant, even complexion
  • inhibit melanin production, leading to a more even skin tone and reduction in the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration
  • stimulate collagen synthesis, promoting firmer, more elastic skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • enhance skin texture, making it smoother and more refined, while also minimizing the appearance of pores
  • contain hydrating properties that help to replenish moisture levels in the skin, resulting in a plumper, more dewy complexion
  • complement sun protection (aka your SPF) by neutralizing free radicals generated by UV exposure and reducing the risk of sunburn
  • have an anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm irritated or inflamed skin, making it beneficial for conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema
  • play a crucial role in the skin’s natural healing process, aiding in the repair of damaged tissue and promoting faster wound healing
  • help to fortify the skin’s natural barrier, strengthening its defenses against environmental aggressors and preventing premature aging
  • enhance the efficacy of other skincare ingredients, such as retinol and vitamin E, when used in combination, resulting in more significant improvements in skin health and appearance

We could also add that the list goes on… but I’m sure you get the point this far 😉

Among the plethora of antioxidants available, Vitamin C stands out as a potent ally in the quest for healthier, more youthful-looking skin. Today, we’ll explore these benefits with some of our favorite Vitamin C and antioxidant containing products to complete your antioxidant-rich skincare routine. Of course, we’ll spend more time diving into the others all month long!

Our Top Picks from a Licensed Esthetician

Intelligent Elixirs Vitamin C 15%: Brighten and Protect

Harnessing the power of Vitamin C at a 15% concentration, Intelligent Elixirs vitamin C serumoffers a potent dose of antioxidants to brighten dull skin, fade dark spots, and defend against free radical damage. This lightweight, fast-absorbing formula penetrates deeply into the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting a more youthful complexion. With regular use, expect to see improved texture, enhanced luminosity, and a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

My personal favorite vitamin C serum for morning or night! Great for all skin types, especially acne prone. The zinc in this is very healing and helps reduce inflammation

Sanitas Skincare Vitamin C Moisturizer: Hydrate and Revitalize

Infused with Vitamin C alongside other nourishing ingredients, Sanitas Vitamin C Moisturizerprovides intense hydration while combating the signs of aging. This luxurious cream works to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant. Vitamin C, in combination with botanical extracts and peptides, helps to even out skin tone, diminish the appearance of sun damage, and promote a firmer, more youthful appearance. Love this for morning or night for all skin types!

This oil free formula is great for normal to combination skin types looking to add a little illumination to a dull, lifeless complexion

Glo Skin Beauty: Antioxidant-Rich Anti Pollution C-Shield Serum

Glo Skin Beauty offers a range of antioxidant-rich products designed to address various skincare concerns. From cleansers infused with botanical extracts to serums packed with vitamins and peptides, Glo Skin Beauty provides comprehensive solutions for maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Look for their C Shield Anti Pollution Drops to boost collagen production and protect against environmental aggressors.

This 15% lightweight antioxidant serum has everything you need and more. Perfect for any skin type and layers beautifully under your go to moisturizer!

Leahlani Siren and Mahina Elixirs: Luxurious Antioxidant Treats for day and night

Completing your antioxidant-rich skincare ritual, Leahlani’s Siren and Mahina Elixirs offer a touch of luxury and indulgence.

Siren is your true to you brightening serum with cold pressed, organic oils to lift your spirits and target pigmentation concerns

Siren Elixir features a blend of organic and wildcrafted oils rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, while Mahina Elixir provides intense hydration and repair with a combination of potent botanical extracts and oils. Together, these elixirs elevate your skincare routine, leaving your skin glowing with health and vitality.

Use Mahina at night as your evening collagen boosting serum for a true “beauty sleep in a bottle” experience

We want to hear from YOU! Which of these products have you tried or want to try next?! 🙂

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Melissa, LE