Daily applications of antioxidant-rich products benefit the skin in many ways. Topically applied antioxidants have been clinically shown to reduce the damage from harmful UV rays. UV radiation is a known cause of hyperpigmentation, skin cancer and aging to the skin and if you think you can focus only on exfoliation, you will not create “healthy” skin. Antioxidants must be a part of your home care regimen.
According to Jennifer Linder, MD “Of the three types of UV rays, mid-range, UVB and long-wave UVA rays are widely known to be the chief causes of premature photo aging, immune dysfunction and certain skin cancers”.
Essentially, the sun’s rays cause an “overproduction” of reactive oxygen free radicals which leads to “oxidative stress in the skin” and actually can damage DNA and cellular proteins. While free radicals have beneficial properties, when the skin is exposed to high amounts of UV rays, so common in our outdoor lifestyles, damage occurs and eventually we “see it” on our own face and body. It can manifest in the way of wrinkles, dryness, dark spots, and increased overall skin sensitivities.
This is where antioxidants come to the rescue. Many antioxidants have shown an ability to decrease and reverse the damage. Several clinically studied antioxidants that prove to have chemo protective benefits include green tea, Vitamin E, reservatrol (found in grapes, peanuts, berries, and cocoa), ergothioneine (found in mushrooms, and other plants), coffeeberry (from derived from the unripe coffea arabica plant), silybin (found in milk thistle), and L-ascorbic acid, (vitamin C) which also provides the photo protective, anti-inflammatory and collagen synthesis properties much needed in aging skin.
The Control Corrective line incorporates a cocktail of antioxidants because they are so vital to skin health and prevention. From our antioxidant rich serums and day creams to our skin-specific sun protection creams, you can be assured that your skin is defending itself against the inevitable evolution of skin aging and the side effects
Control Corrective Products high in Antioxidants:
- Crystal C Serum
- Retinol C Serum
- Ceramide Daily Cream
- Lactic C Firming Cream
- Oil Free Healing Lotion
- Skin Nourishing Balm
- Anti Aging Lotion with Peptides
- Intensive Skin Lightening Day Cream (SPF 30)
- Botanical Soothing Cream (SPF 30)
- Collagen Eye Defense