Antioxidant Face Moisturizers

A quality antioxidant face moisturizer has at least three features: it has a pleasant smell, it’s not greasy, and it doesn’t burn or irritate the skin. Moisturizers heal dry, oily, or combination skin, providing essential hydration and anti-aging benefits.

How Antioxidant Face Moisturizers Work

Face moisturizers supply emollients, antioxidants, and natural oils.

Emollients help the skin improve its occlusion, humectant, and lubrication qualities. Occlusion is a layer of oil to reduce water loss, humectant is the capacity to increase water retention, and lubrication is what allows the skin to be slippery, thus protecting the epidermal layer.

Antioxidants help the skin fight a chemical reaction called free radicals. This reaction is basically oxidation. When there is a chain reaction of oxidation, it damages the skin.

Natural oils keep the skin hydrated by providing a seal that prevents water from evaporating from the skin surface.

Top 10 Ingredients In A Quality Antioxidant Face Moisturizer

An excellent moisturizer will have ingredients that provide emollient, humectant, and moisturizer properties. The more of these ingredients in your moisturizer, the better it works:

  1. Glycerin. This is a humectant extracted from plants. Coming from plant oil, it is neither toxic nor irritating to the skin, unlike petroleum products. The glycerin protects the skin by filling in the intercellular matrix and providing the right amount of water for skin health and balance (homeostasis).

  2. Shea butter, an oil from the African Shea tree, provides natural oil.

  3. Crodamol CP is an emollient, consisting of an ester called palm oil lipid.

  4. D-Panthenol is a vitamin B5 pro-vitamin, acting as an emollient, as a humectant, and as a moisturizer.

  5. Cagesoft PFO is a passionflower extract, serving as an emollient to soften skin.

  6. Grapeseed oil tightens and tones the skin because it is an astringent. It regenerates and restructures the skin and moisturizes it.

  7. Avocado is rich in many health-giving nutrients for the skin like omega oil 3 and 9, vitamin E, and chlorophyll. This makes it an excellent antioxidant. In addition, it hydrates the skin and blends in with the skin’s own natural oils.

  8. Jojoba oil reduces free radical damage, providing the skin with an antioxidant called tocopheroids.

  9. Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that improves cell function and hydrates dry skin.

  10. Macadamia Oil is an antioxidant, and it also quickly hydrates the skin. It’s chief ingredient is palmitoleic acid. Ideal for all skin types, some dermatologists believe it is one of most powerful antioxidants.

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