When it comes to preventing visible signs of aging, sunscreens aren’t enough.
In addition to broad spectrum sunscreens, daily use of topical antioxidants provide ultimate skin protection from damaging UV exposure, and can help prevent skin aging. Unlike sunscreens that work from the outside, topical antioxidants work from the inside, neutralizing cell-damaging free radicals formed by UV rays, infrared radiation, and other environmental factors like pollution and cigarette smoke. SkinCeuticals antioxidants have also been proven to correct visible signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, and hyperpigmentation. But all antioxidants are not created equal. In order to adequately protect skin from damage and prevent skin aging, antioxidants must be formulated according to very specific standards to ensure penetration and free radical neutralization. Among these criteria are the use of pure L-ascorbic acid, at an acidic pH, and a vitamin C concentration of 5% to 20%. All SkinCeuticals antioxidants meet these stringent criteria to help prevent skin aging caused by free radicals. And with a variety of formulations suited for different skin types, choosing the correct antioxidant can prevent oily skin and prevent dry skin from the free radical damage that causes accelerated signs of aging.