Skin is constantly bombarded with impurities such as pollution, toxins, radiation and smoke, all of which provide a breeding ground for free radicals that damage skin cells. The effects of free radical damage can be reduced with healthy doses of their mortal enemy ; ANTIOXIDANTS.

Antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E work wonders for the skin and can be found in fresh foods as well as applied topically.

Vitamin A in fresh foods   –   Vitamin A, ( Retinol)  is fat-soluble and is found only in animal products. It softens rough skin, improves skin texture and increases the skin’s natural defence barrier. Its anti-oxidant properties reduce the damages done by free radicals. The best dietary sources include cod liver oil, un-homogenised fresh milk, liver and eggs.

Vitamin A in skin care    –   Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 contains 0.5% pure retinol and is enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies to provide maximum efficacy. Studies show retinol helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both environmental and intrinsic aging. Additionally, retinol help minimize the appearance of pore size, while reducing blemishes associated with problematic skin. Retinol 0.5 is ideal for continued use or for conditioning skin as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0.

Vitamin C in fresh foods   –   Vitamin C in a form of an ascorbic acid, is water-soluble, which means that the body is unable to store it. Therefore, vitamin C must be taken on a daily basis. Vitamin C supports and stimulates collagen synthesis and its anti-oxidant properties reduce the damages done by fee radicals.  The best dietary sources include kiwi, citrus fruits such as grapefruits and oranges, red capsicum, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, guava and fresh juices made from any of these.

Vitamin C & E in skin care   –  Skinceuticals C E Ferulic® is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced environmental protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals that cause accelerated signs of aging.

  • Provides advanced environmental protection against damaging free radicals induced by UVA, UVB, and infrared radiation A
  • Increases firmness and replenishes lipids to visibly reduce wrinkles
  • Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.

Vitamin E in fresh foods   –   Vitamin E assists skin healing and protects cellular membranes. Its anti-oxidant properties reduce the damage done by free radicals, helping to maintain the health of the skin cells. Best dietary sources include cold pressed wheat germ oil, nuts such as walnuts and almond, whole grains, avocado, kiwi and mango.

GERnetic International   –   SYNCHRO provides nutrients that are in harmony with the skin’s cells own composition. It contains 3 biological compounds rich in amino acids and trace elements that increase skin rejuvenation and tissue repair.  Synchro Cream also provides a cocktail of Vitamins A,C & E , which are essential nutrients for the protection of the cells from the damaging action of free radicals.

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