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The Role of Antioxidants in Skincare

Jul 18 , 2019 - Josh Beaty
The Role of Antioxidants in Skincare

Antioxidants are usually thought of as something we ingest in foods such as fruits and vegetables or take as a food supplement to help support a healthy immune system. But forward-thinking and innovative skin brands are now adding antioxidants to skincare products. 
 
Here’s why a naturally occurring plant antioxidant called verbascoside is effective at promoting healthy, more youthful skin. Plus, how you can add this proprietary antioxidant, backed up by robust science, to your complete skincare offering.   
 
Why Are Antioxidants Important in Skincare?
 
Free radicals are harmful, unstable molecules of oxygen that are missing an electron. They move around the body, scavenging for the free electrons that will make them stable. Stealing these electrons from other oxygen molecules creates a chain reaction that leads to more free radicals and subsequent damage to cells and DNA, and creates oxidative stress.
 
In the skin, this damage can result in premature aging, wrinkles, sagging, loss of elasticity and the formation of hyper-pigmented patches of skin.
 
Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals by donating their electrons, helping to restore balance. Adding an antioxidant to skincare allows for targeted delivery of these crucial biological anti-aging agents.
 
Why Adding Verbasnol to Your Products Can Set You Apart
 
Verbasnol is a super antioxidant that helps deliver clear, bright and healthy skin, and has been developed here at  NuLiv Science.
 
It contains verbascoside, an iridoid phytonutrient extracted from the Rehmannia glutinosa plant using proprietary extraction technology.
 
Exposure to UV light produces free radicals that can attack skin cells. In nature, the antioxidant properties of verbascoside help to protect plants from the damaging UV effects of the sun. In humans, verbascoside is an effective antioxidant that helps to protect against premature skin aging and dark spots.
 
So inspired by this natural sunscreen, we developed Verbasnol as an ingredient that can be added to skincare. Continued UV damage leads to the most visible damage, that is, premature skin aging, and the most serious damage, that is malignant skin cancers.
 
Verbasnol can:
 
·      Act as a natural UV protectant
·      Help reduce the appearance of dark, hyper-pigmented patches of skin
·      Brighten the appearance of the skin
·      Regulate the production of sebum that can lead to breakouts
·      Replenish protecting antioxidant levels in the skin
·      Protect against free radical damage
·      Protect against premature aging
 
The Smart Choice for Skincare
 
Verbasnol can be used in both oral and topical skincare preparations. SmarterSkinTM, by Nature Restore, is an example of an oral skincare supplement that contains Verbasnol. This antioxidant skin supplement helps to protect the skin at a cellular level and reduce free radical damage to promote healthier, more youthful skin. Its topical application can be seen with Essence Ltd in their Cell Essence-C. 
 
Verbasnol is particularly well suited to products containing acidic ingredients as it’s one of the few antioxidants that exist in nature that thrive in acidic environments.
 
If you’re interested in adding Verbasnol to your topical skincare products or oral skincare supplements, get in touch to see how we can help you.