It is a term we all know and hear often, over-looked and dismissed as 'so yesterday'! Antioxidants are our dynamic defense mechanism to neutralize free radicals, therefore reducing cellular damage. Antioxidants are your first layer of defense against harmful environmental effects, and we are bathed in them daily!
Antioxidants are essential skin protectants
The Super Antioxidant Trifecta - Network Antioxidants Fullerene, Vitamin C and E - working cooperatively to strengthen the effectiveness of each other.
- Ultraviolet and visible irradiation
- Pro-oxidant air pollutants: ozone & ionizing irradiation
- Environmental aggressors
- Cigarette smoke / toxins
Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is a stable oil soluble Vitamin C ester, its fatty acid components increase the ability to penetration the skin-3 times more deeply and less irritating compared to L-Ascorbic acid (LLA). Studies have shown that Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate can promote up to 50% more collagen production than LLA.
Vitamin C can provide photoprotection—this is a molecular process that helps protect the skin from UV rays, synergistically along with Vitamin E boosts the photoprotection effect by a factor of 4.
The vitamin E group of antioxidants consists of two different main types – tocopherols and tocotrienols, with a total of eight analogues: α-, β-, γ-, δ-tocopherols and α-, β-, γ-, δ-tocotrienols. Alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active form, while gamma-tocopherol has the highest antioxidant activity.
Studies show that topical application of vitamin E—is more effective than oral intake in order to increase its concentration on skin. Vitamin E offers skin moisturizing properties and works as a defence providing:
- Protection against UV-induced effects to skin
- Prevent the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage
- Reduce wrinkles by boosting collagen production
- Support new skin cell growth
- Speed up cell regeneration and reduce skin inflammation
I have included two different sources to further strengthen and boost the bioavailability of Vitamin E—from rice lipids along with natural plant sourced mixed tocopherols Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta tocopherol. Finally Vitamin E has the ability to regulate Vitamin A in the body, which itself is important for healthy skin.
Fullerene is a low molecular weight substance—with a spherical structure and nanoparticles about 0.7 nm in size, about the same as vitamin E and C molecules.
Fullerenes have great potential as skin antioxidants and well-aging agents that exert a stable antioxidant effect with an extremely long life compared to other antioxidants such as L-Ascorbic acid.
Naturally Derived Fullerene
- 250 times more effective than Vitamin C
- Is active for more than 20 hours
- Stable against UV rays
- Effective against skin blemishes
- Potent Antioxidant supporting well-aging
Daily application of LUCA | Lipid-Ferment Fullerene + C Serum—offers over time cumulative skin benefits, slowing the skin's aging process, boosting and protecting the skin's barrier function and supporting the health of your skin - hello glow!
Until next time - be human | be kind | be you