skin aging

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Better skin through antioxidants

Antioxidants are some of skin’s most powerful tools for fighting aggressors and maintaining skin’s ecosystem.

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Unstable free radical molecules, like those from pollution and sun radiation, can prey on the electrons in your skin cells, leading to inflammation, uneven skin tone and signs of premature skin aging.

Antioxidants help prevent such damage by giving free radicals what they want before they attack your cells. Best of all, you can reinforce your skin health inside and out when you apply antioxidant-rich skin care and eat antioxidant-rich foods!


Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Helps fight heart disease, boost immunity, stop cell damage that can lead to skin cancer and prevent ultraviolet (UV) damage.
Found in: Wheat germ, sunflower seeds, eggs, peanut butter and avocado


Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E derivative) and Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C derivative)

Used together in skin care, these powerhouses work to improve skin smoothness, strengthen elasticity and defend against free radicals.
Found in: Most Dermalogica products


Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Helps the body more efficiently use Vitamin E and facilitates collagen synthesis. Also brightens skin and lightens dark spots.
Found in: Spinach, papaya, bell peppers, watermelon and broccoli


Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract

Rich in polyphenols, this skin care ingredient helps inhibit the activity of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs), which break down collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid in skin.
Found in: All AGE Smart products


Selenium foods

This trace mineral acts as an antioxidant and speeds up your internal antioxidant-making process.
Found in: Brazil nuts, red snapper and shrimp


Vitamin A (Retinol)

Helps increase collagen production and cell turnover, promote skin elasticity and reduce visible signs of premature photo aging.
Found in: Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum, Age Reversal Eye Complex



Eating these pigments may help protect eyes and skin from environmental toxins, as well as increase skin vibrancy.
Found in: Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apricots, peaches and butternut squash


Carrot Seed Oil

Rich in carotenoids and easily-assimilated antioxidants, this nourishing oil helps firm and rejuvenate skin while improving elasticity.
Found in: Overnight Repair Serum