What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances that help to stop or reduce the effect of oxidation on cells. Have you ever seen an apple turn brown? That’s oxidation. This browning process is very similar to the effects of oxidation on skin. Skin care products with antioxidants can help to reduce the risk of skin damage caused by free radicals and oxidation and promote healthy-looking skin.

Smoothing Skin

Skin care formulas infused with antioxidants can helpl smooth the appearance of skin and improve overall skin texture.

Brightening Skin

Skin care formuals infused with antioxidants can help give dull-looking skin a boost. Formulas with SPF can also help to protect the skin from sun damage in the long-term.

Fade Appearance of Dark Spots on Skin

Dark spots are when your skin produces excess melanin due to sun exposure. Skin care formulas infused with antioxidants can help fade the appearance of dark spots on skin with continued use over time.

Energizing Skin

Skin care formulas infused with antioxidants can help to prevent your skin from looking fatigued, particularly in the eye area by reducing the appeance of puffiness and dark circles.

Strengthen and Protect Skin's Moisture Barrier

The skin's outer layer is called a moisture barrier. When the skin's moisture barrier is healthy, it's able to keep the right amount of moisture in the skin. But when the moisture barrier is damaged by everyday aggressors, moisture can easily escape, leaving skin dry and dull. Skin care products formulated with antioxidants actively strengthen skin's damaged moisture barrier over time, so moisture can't escape and skin stays hyrdated throughout the day.

Vitamin C & Vitamin E Antioxdiant Benefits for Skin

The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C help protect the skin from sun, pollution and other damage from environmental toxins. These properties can also help brighten skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Antioxidant Vitamin E helps maintain your skin's natural health. It also helps absorb UV rays, protecting your skin from free radical damage induced by the sun. Skin care products containing both Vitamin E and Vitamin C have been shown to offer better protection from the sun than either antioxidant alone.

Pomegranate Antioxidant Benefits for Skin

Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Skin care formulas infused with pomegranate can help leave skin looking more radiant, even-toned, and glowing.

Wild Berry Antioxidant Benefits for Skin

Wild berries are rich in antioxidants. Formulas infused with wild berry can help skin look refreshed, revitalized, and plumper-looking.

Goji Berry Antioxidant Benefits for Skin

Goji berries are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to protect the skin against damage caused by free radicals.

Retinol (Vitamin A) Antioxidant Benefits for Skin

Vitamin A is also known as retinol in skin care. Retinol can help with the appearance of breakouts and dark spots on the surface of the skin.

How to Incorporate Antioxidants Into Your Skin Care Routine

Antioxidants in Garnier SkinActive skin care products can help to combat harmful free radicals. Browse the range of Garnier SkinActive facial cleansers, face moisturizers, face masks, and treatments with formulas that contain antioxidants.