Antioxidants are an essential part of any state-of-the-art moisturizer. An immense body of research continues to show that antioxidants are a potential panacea for skin’s ills, and ignoring their benefit while shopping for moisturizers (or any products with names like anti-aging or antiwrinkle or treatment) means you’ll be shortchanging your skin.
What makes antioxidants so intriguing is that they seem to have the ability not only to reduce or prevent some amount of the oxidative damage that destroys and depletes the skin’s function and structure, but also to prevent some of the degenerative effects in skin caused by sun exposure.
The number of antioxidants that can show up in a skin-care product is almost limitless. Yet despite endless cosmetics companies launching new miracle ingredients on a constant, unrelenting basis, there is no single best one. In fact, many work well together and thus a cocktail approach to using antioxidants is preferred. These vital elements for skin can range from alpha lipoic acid, beta-glucan, coenzyme Ql0, grape seed extract, green tea, soybean sterols, superoxide dismutase, vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate and magnesium ascorbyl palmitate), and vitamin E (alpha tocopherol, tocotrienols) to pomegranate, curcurmin, turmeric,and on and on and on.