Free Radicals initiate a destructive cascade of events that damage structural cellular proteins, such as collagen and elastin. They contribute to loss of firmness and elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and age spots.
These Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are generated outside the body by pollution, smoking, and UV light. They are generated within the body when cell energy is produced. Stress is a major culprit of free radical production.
Antioxidants are free radical scavengers. Meaning they limit or neutralize the damage caused by free radicals. Applying an antioxidant daily will play a key role in keeping the skin healthy from the outside in.