Did you know that antioxidants can make your skin look more even-toned and youthful? Well we’re giving you picks from one of the top researches of antioxidants in skin care, dermatologist David McDaniel, to help you find the best creams and serums:
1. Dr. Brandt Lineless Cream
Combines soybean and grape seed extracts with other botanicals to soothe and hydrate sensitive and rosacea-prone skin. Also smoothes fine lines, diminishes UV damage, and firms the skin while providing moisture and elasticity.
Vitamins E and C (which are stronger against free radicals when used in tandem) and green and white tea are combined in this well-designed formulation for both preventing damage and softening fine lines, he says.
2. VIVITE Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum
VIVITE Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum is a regular application of glycolics for hydration and renovation of the top skin layer. Also provides antioxidant protection to fight premature aging. Contains 15% glycolic compound. To be used once daily, every morning. Perfect under makeup.
This mix of extracts from olive leaf, pomegranate, green tea, chamomile, and licorice, along with glycolic acid, can help diminish discoloration. (It may irritate sensitive skin, McDaniel adds.)
3. Skinceuticals Philorentin CF Gel
Phloretin CF Gel defies the boundaries of gel formulations using a state-of-the-art gelifier that meets the strict vitamin C parameters established by Duke University research. With daily use, it protects skin from a broad range of reactive molecules and other skin damage. This trusted antioxidant trio also accelerates cell turnover and stimulates collagen synthesis to boost skin’s structure and promote a firmer, brighter complexion.
McDaniel suggests this gel with vitamin C and phloretin (an anti-inflammatory compound from apples) for patients who have acne, rosacea, or experience skin irritation when using a serum.
4. Revaleskin Night Cream
Revaleskin Night Cream contains 1% CoffeeBerry to renew and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep. It’ll help rejuvenate skin damaged by daily exposure to free radicals, molecules that cause the breakdown of collagen and contribute to skin aging. Revaleskin Night Cream will protect the skin against everyday environmental damage caused by sun, wind, heat and pollution.
This product is a “superpotent” choice for those with sun-damaged skin, McDaniel says. The active ingredient, CoffeeBerry, has been shown to help prevent DNA damage that can lead to skin cancer.
5. Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Anti-Wrinkle Serum
The multi-vitamin complex boosts skin with anti-oxidants for healthier-looking skin. This potent, fast-absorbing formula is clinically proven to deliver noticeable results, including a reduced appearance of wrinkles such as crow’s feet, under-eye, and laugh lines.
One of a handful of drugstore brands with a formulation of antioxidants that rivals more expensive products, this serum with retinol is good for nightly use.
6. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Face Advanced Anti Aging Serum
After just 8 weeks of product use: 74% saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. After 12 weeks of product use: 80% saw an improvement in radiance and brightening. 70% saw an improvement in skin tone. 69% saw an improvement in overall global photoaging. 61% saw an improvement in the look of skin’s firmness and elasticity. 51% saw a reduction in the appearance of discoloration. 29% saw a reduction in the look of freckles.
With the antioxidant idebenone, this is particularly effective at reducing sun damage and safeguarding the energy-production system that skin cells depend on, McDaniel says.
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