Antioxidants are powerful substances that help neutralise harmful free radicals in our bodies, preventing oxidative stress & damage. These in turn can be useful for combating the signs of ageing (if that is what you choose)! Today, we will explore some of the best anti-ageing antioxidants available, highlighting their benefits & natural sources plus the Hark & Zander products that use these ingredients!
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a well-known antioxidant that plays a vital role in collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining the elasticity and firmness of our skin, which tends to decline with age. By promoting collagen production, vitamin C helps reduce wrinkles & fine lines, giving your skin a youthful appearance.
Hark & Zander products containing Vitamin C: HempBright Face the Day Crème
2. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that shields our cells from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. It works synergistically with vitamin C to provide comprehensive protection against ageing. Vitamin E helps in improving skin texture, reducing the appearance of scars & blemishes & preventing the breakdown of collagen.
Hark & Zander products containing Vitamin E: Vitamin E is so incredible & so versatile, that we use it in all of our products!
3. Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vital antioxidant produced naturally in our bodies. However, its levels tend to decline with age. CoQ10 plays a significant role in cellular energy production & functions as a powerful antioxidant. It protects the skin from oxidative damage, reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles & helps improve skin firmness.
Hark & Zander products containing Q10: Right now we do not have any products for sale containing Q10. However, we currently have a product in the works which contains this fab ingredient! Be sure to sign up for our emails to be notified when this product releases.
4. Green Tea
Green tea, a popular beverage worldwide, contains a group of antioxidants called polyphenols. These polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), possess potent anti-ageing properties. Green tea polyphenols help reduce inflammation, neutralise free radicals & protect against sun damage, thereby improving skin elasticity & preventing the breakdown of collagen.
Hark & Zander products containing Green Tea: HempHydrate Refreshing Gel Toner!