Qu'est-ce qu'un antioxydant ?

What is an antioxidant?

In cosmetics, antioxidants are used to prevent damage caused by free radicals, promote skin health, and reduce signs of skin aging.

What are antioxidants?

The production of free radicals by the body is a natural phenomenon that becomes negative when exacerbated by environmental factors (pollution, sun exposure, climate) or lifestyle choices (alcohol, smoking, diet).

This causes premature aging of the body, particularly the skin. The role of antioxidants is to combat this oxidative stress by blocking the proliferation of free radicals.

Where can they be found?

Antioxidants are present in a variety of foods and plants:

  • Fruits and vegetables, such as berries, spinach, bell peppers, and nuts.
  • Plant extracts, such as green tea, turmeric, ginger, and certain marine algae, are rich in antioxidants.

The benefits IN & OUT

  • IN: In the diet, by regularly consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • OUT: In the beauty routine by applying antioxidant-rich skincare products.