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As we all age, it becomes more and more important to protect our skin from free radicals – the evil little sources of skin damage that come from sun exposure, drinking, smoking, age and all kinds of other environmental factors. That’s why you’ve heard so much about antioxidants – they help fight the oxidizing effect of free radicals, which – not to get too scientific – is when they steal from your existing healthy cells to try to make themselves “complete”, causing a breakdown of your skin cells.
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants out there, and that’s why I recommend you use it daily in your skincare regimen. (Note: many products have Vitamin C present as ascorbic acid, so if you’re using ascorbic acid, you’re getting the benefits of Vitamin C. That’s only one of the things I love about Nature’s Best Vitamin C Serum.
Hello dolls! I got the opportunity to try a FAB new product from skincare giant Dermalogica: their Skin Hydrating Booster. Spoiler alert: my skin is LOVING it!
The Skin Hydrating Booster is a super hydrating fluid that intensely moisturizes thirsty skin as it smooths and minimizes fine lines. As you may know, I’m obsessed with skincare science. This water-based, non-greasy formula contains hyaluronic acid, which holds one thousand times its weight in water for powerful hydration. If you haven’t tried hyaluronic acid, you really should. I even take oral supplements of it daily. Kind of like collagen, it helps the skin hold its links together smoothly – and also like collagen, it degrades as you age. So adding some back in CAN’T hurt!
In the beauty world, makeup represents outer beauty while skincare handles inner beauty. (Of course, real inner beauty is a lot more than moisturizing daily, but here we stick to the simple stuff.) One of my beauty goals this year is to get more naturally, just-waking-up beautiful. That journey starts and ends with great skincare.
Enter Rodan + Fields, a skincare company created by dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields (who created Proactiv – what more credibility do you need than that?). I’m into science – I trust it – so I love knowing that there’s some good healthy research behind my skincare products, and Rodan + Fields has research in spades.
Once just a garnish on a platter of sushi, shiso is now the hottest ingredient in skincare and anti-aging science. This potent antioxidant is popping up in everything from soap to hair masks as a way to detoxify and protect skin from pollutants and UV rays.