While diamonds have the power to bring a smile or tear, antioxidants are our real best friends. Antioxidants are powerful for our skin and My Day Screen® products are rich in antioxidants.
But why are antioxidants so valuable? Antioxidants can prevent and neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules in the body that are produced by various chemical reactions in our cells—such as processing food and reacting to elements in our environment (e.g., sun damage, pollution, stress).
If our body does not rid itself of the free radicals, then the free radicals can damage our cells and can eventually lead to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can expedite aging and is associated with many concerning health conditions.
Listed below are some of the antioxidant properties in My Day Screen® products and how they benefit our skin:
Annatto is extracted from the seeds of Bixa Orellana. Annatto is rich with beta-carotene and tocotrienols. Both are antioxidants that aid in fighting free radicals.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea extract is another valuable ingredient for the skin. Green Tea contains polyphenols—a category of antioxidants—which, as studies have demonstrated, can enhance cell growth.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil is derived from berries, leaves and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant. Sea Buckthorn Oil contains vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, carotenoids and fatty acids—all beneficial properties for fighting free radicals.
Many studies have shown that this red fruit has an abundance of healthy benefits for the body—which include its topical use on our skin. Pomegranate contains polyphenols such as anthocyanins and ellagitannins. These ingredients work to detox the skin of free radicals and can repair the skin from damaging environmental effects.
We’ve all been told that carrots are good for our eyes, but it is also good for our skin. Carrot is high in beta-carotene—an antioxidating property. Beta-carotene can be useful in balancing out skin tone and providing moisture to the skin.
Watermelon extract is high in vitamin C and vitamin E—powerful antioxidants. It has been reported that the benefits of antioxidants are much higher when vitamins C and E are used together, rather than alone. Watermelon extract also contains lycopene—an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The anti-inflammatory elements of the watermelon extract can soothe the skin.
Mango butter is known for its moisturizing capabilities. It contains oleic acid and stearic acid—fatty acids that aide hydration of the skin. Mango butter also includes a polyphenol called mangiferin which performs as an antioxidant. Vitamin C and Vitamin A are also found in Mango butter.
Try My Day Screen® Sheer Face Cream and Tinted Drops and your skin can experience the benefits of antioxidation.