Antioxidants are a skin care secret weapon when it comes to evening out skin tone and texture. These powerhouse ingredients can be in the form of vitamin C, vitamin E or even derived from fruit extracts, like bitter orange. Not only do antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals, pollution and environmental stressors, they can also reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. Ahead, our editors share their favorite antioxidant-packed skin care products to get your regimen started.
Shalwah, Senior Editor
I should have been kinder to my eyes in my twenties. Too many nights of sleeping in mascara, using harsh makeup removers not formulated for eyes, and non-stop rubbing to ease allergy symptoms have left them looking weary and quite aged. So it’s important that I use eye cream daily, and this potent anti-aging option has easily become my must-have. The hyaluronic acid keeps my under-eye area hydrated while the vitamin C helps to brighten the sensitive area without irritation. I keep it in the fridge to instantly depuff my eyes in the morning. I also love that I can add my foundation and under-eye concealer on top of it without worrying about the makeup slipping and sliding off of my face before my first virtual meeting!
Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor
Discoloration and dullness are huge skin care struggles for me, so incorporating an antioxidant formula into my routine day and night is important. After trying and testing dozens of antioxidant-infused products, I’ve found that serums do the job best, which is why the Midnight Serum formula has become one of my staples. This ultra-lightweight option combines a ton of antioxidants from vitamins C, E and bitter orange extract to brighten and refine the skin. I love using it at night to help me wake up with a brighter complexion and then again in the morning to give me a radiant glow all throughout the day. My skin has never looked more calm and even-toned, and I have this serum to thank for it.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
I’m all about getting my glow on, especially in the summer months and This mist is the ultimate midday pick-me-up. Each time I spritz it on my makeup look is instantly refreshed and I’m left with a natural-looking, dewy glow. I love that the formula includes coconut water (which I know to be hydration-boosting) and ultra-brightening vitamin C so I can feel confident that the skin underneath my makeup will look glowy and radiant, too.
Alyssa, Assistant Editor
I’ve always struggled to find a vitamin C product that I truly enjoyed. I found that everything I tried was either too gritty, too heavily fragranced, or caused irritation. Then came along this Derm Intensives Pure Vitamin C Serum. Not only is this formula comfortable on my skin, but it leaves my oily complexion looking smooth and radiant but not greasy in the slightest. It pairs well with my other skin care products, and it’s quickly become a staple in my morning skin care routine.
Photos: Shalwah Evans, Alanna Martine Kilkeary, Alyssa Kaplan
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