Antioxidant skin care is the foundation of any SkinCeuticals regimen, and this essential step is paramount for maintaining and enhancing the health and appearance of the skin. With day and nighttime antioxidant products for normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin, it’s easy to incorporate scientifically proven environmental protection into any routine. Combining powerful antioxidant protection with advanced corrective products and effective sun protection provides a comprehensive approach as well as optimal skincare results for all skin types and concerns.
WHAT DO ANTIOXIDANTS DO FOR SKIN?
Antioxidant skin care helps neutralize free radicals, which are unstable molecules that are generated by UV rays, pollution, and lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Free radicals cause damage to cells within the skin and without antioxidant protection free-radical damage can contribute to visible signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of skin firmness.
Combining powerful antioxidant protection with advanced corrective products and effective sun protection provides a comprehensive approach as well as optimal skincare results for all skin types and concerns.
Science has proven the benefits of using antioxidants for skin protection against damage caused by free radicals and other environmental factors—and SkinCeuticals antioxidant serums are specially designed and clinically proven to provide advanced protection from environmental aging. Daily use of antioxidant skin care provides both short- and long-term benefits for the outward appearance of the skin.
SkinCeuticals has devoted decades to studying antioxidant skin care science, which is why antioxidant protection is the cornerstone of our approach to skin. Our research has established the formulation parameters necessary for an effective vitamin C antioxidant skin care serum, including pH, concentration, and the form of vitamin C used. The purest, most widely studied, and most effective is L-ascorbic acid. SkinCeuticals only uses L-ascorbic acid in its vitamin C serum offerings, as research has shown it provides an exceptional level of protection against free-radical damage caused by environmental assaults like UV rays, infrared radiation (IRA), pollution, and lifestyle factors. This specific form of vitamin C has also been shown to deliver additional benefits such as improving the appearance of signs of aging such as wrinkles, skin laxity, and skin discoloration.
HOW TO INCORPORATE ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION INTO YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN
Morning and evening skincare routines offer opportunities to help shield the skin from environmental damage. SkinCeuticals offers several vitamin C serum options that provide daytime protection against free radicals.
- C E Ferulic: This award-winning combination antioxidant features 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid for proven environmental protection and improvement in the appearance of photodamage, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and overall skin brightness.
- Phloretin CF: Formulated with 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 2% phloretin, and 0.5% ferulic acid, this synergistic antioxidant blend has been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, and uneven skin tone.
- Silymarin CF: Designed specifically for oily and acne-prone skin, this formula features 0.5% silymarin (milk thistle extract), 15% vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 0.5% ferulic acid, and 0.5% salicylic acid to help prevent oil oxidation that can lead to breakouts and protect against environmental damage that contributes to visible signs of aging.
Nighttime offers an additional chance to neutralize free radicals. Resveratrol B E is a first-of-its-kind overnight treatment combines 1% pure resveratrol, 0.5% baicalin, and 1% vitamin E to support the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses while enhancing the appearance of radiance and the feeling of skin firmness.
These day and night antioxidants for skin protection are appropriate for daily use and are formulated to work in synergy with other SkinCeuticals products for optimal results. For comprehensive environmental protection, it’s best to use antioxidant skin care in conjunction with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. SkinCeuticals offers several advanced sun-protection options for all skin types, including formulations that are designed to improve the appearance of discoloration and provide effective UV protection for those with active lifestyles.
SkinCeuticals corrective serums are formulated to address specific skin concerns while further customizing and enhancing any skincare regimen. These science-driven skin solutions support the skin protection and visible improvement that are achieved with daily use of antioxidant skin care and sunscreen.
Question: How should I incorporate antioxidant skin care into my routine?
Answer: Apply a SkinCeuticals topical vitamin C serum every morning after cleansing. Follow with serum(s), moisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen.
SKINCARE REGIMEN INSPIRATION
An effective skincare regimen requires multiple steps, and layering the appropriate products is key for addressing specific concerns while promoting healthy-looking skin. Here are a few of the most common skin concerns along with the SkinCeuticals antioxidant skin care, targeted corrective serum treatments, and sun protection options that comprise a comprehensive, results-driven skincare regimen.
Fine lines and wrinkles
Prevent: C E Ferulic
Prevent: Phloretin CF
Prevent: C E Ferulic
Oily or acne-prone skin
Prevent: Silymarin CF
Prevent: Serum 10 AOX+
Prevent: C E Ferulic
To create the ideal skincare regimen that includes antioxidants for skin protection, targeted treatments for your unique skin concerns, and daily sun protection, use our online Regimen Finder, visit one of our SkinCeuticals SkinLab locations, or schedule an appointment with a SkinCeuticals Skincare Professional for a one-on-one consultation.