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Let’s level set: You know antioxidants have a rep for benefiting your skin but are you putting in the effort and making sure they have a place in your skin care routine? Antioxidant face serums are one product you may have breezed over in the beauty department, but they’re more than deserving of a spot in your regimen. This type of serum has the ability to address some top skin concerns, which makes this a total no-brainer. Want all the deets? Read on for a lesson on antioxidant serums, along with the scoop on our very best antioxidant serum (it’s formulated with vitamin C!) to add to your skin care #shelfie stat.
What exactly is an antioxidant serum, you’re asking? It’s actually exactly what it sounds like—a topical serum that contains an antioxidant. This type of face serum is a great way to reap the skin care benefits that come with incorporating antioxidants into your routine without the need for a dietary supplement. Speaking of…
What are the benefits we’re referring to? AKA, why is using an antioxidant serum a good idea? Well, as it turns out, according to the Mayo Clinic, popular antioxidants such as vitamin C, tea extracts, grapeseed extract, and niacinamide can help protect your skin from the sun and photoaging, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin’s elasticity. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s recommended that women in their 30s use a light antioxidant serum to improve signs of early skin aging.
Now that you’re familiar with antioxidant serums, we’re sure you’re itching to add one to your vanity. Without further ado, allow us to introduce you to our best antioxidant serum, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant naturally found in skin, proven to boost radiance and neutralize free radicals that lead to skin aging. This powerful but highly unstable molecule degrades when exposed to air, light, or water. To maximize potency and stability, this vitamin C serum is specially formulated without water, packaged in an air-tight metal tube sealed until ready to use, and produced in controlled conditions to minimize oxygen exposure.
The highly potent antioxidant serum is formulated with 10% pure vitamin C concentrate, and over time, it helps restore skin’s radiance and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Validated in partnership with dermatologists, the serum is fragrance- and paraben-free, as well as suitable for sensitive skin.
Want to put your antioxidant serum to use? Here’s how!
As with any skin care routine, you’ll want to begin with removing any buildup of impurities, dirt, and excess oils with a facial cleanser. To boost your routine, look for a cleanser formulated with an antioxidant, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser. This cleanser contains red algae, a popular antioxidant, as well as three pure clays and can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, unclog, and minimize the appearance of pores. Squeeze the cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from a clay to a mousse. Gently massage onto your face using circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
It’s time for our best antioxidant serum! Squeeze a dime-size amount onto your fingertips and apply to your face and neck, gently smoothing onto your skin. Avoid the eye area.
As the last step in your routine, smooth on a moisturizer formulated with an antioxidant like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer. This moisturizer, which is formulated with vitamin C, Pro-Retinol, and hyaluronic acid, helps reduce wrinkles and firm and brighten skin. Smooth onto your face and neck every morning and evening.
Next up: Now that you’re familiar with antioxidants and some of their benefits, perhaps you’d like to get more specific with your knowledge. Dive into the details on one antioxidant in particular with our article, What Is Niacinamide and Why Is Everyone Adding It to Their Skin Care Routine.
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