18 antioxidants* defend your client’s skin from the chemicals common to all skin problems: free radicals.
Over a dozen types of these highly unstable molecules are known to attack healthy cells and tissues, triggering inflammation molecules that literally rip skin apart – aggravating acne, aging, age spots, surface dryness and much more.
After almost sixty years of research, molecular biologists have identified three species (families) of free radicals and pro-oxidants that damage the skin.
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Most damaging of all radical families – ROS has the most members. Originates with the air we breathe, sunlight, stress, tobacco smoke, smog. Attacks all areas of cells, mutates DNA, destroys skin’s moisture barrier, destroys the dermis, begins and aggravates inflammation – the bottomline of aging and other skin problems.
Reactive Carbonyl Species (RCS) A direct result of drinking alcohol, eating sugar & “browned” foods, plus the interplay with ROS and RNS, RCS hardens sugars to form a “crème brulee” coating on dermal proteins, leading to sagging skin, deep wrinkles, dark spots and inflammation.
Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS) Is involved in all forms of inflammation and worsens the damage of ROS & RCS. Produced by fumes from nitrogen-rich soil, smog, tobacco smoke – virtually all areas of our environment.
- Inhibits free radicals that lead to inflammation, dryness, aging and age spots.
- Softens, smoothes, hydrates.
- Reduces redness.
- Increases hydration and radiance.
Learn more about Antioxidant Defense Complex HERE