What Are Free Radicals?
We’re sure you’ve seen the phrase “fights free radicals” on our website many times, because our products are filled with high-quality ingredients to do just that. But what are free radicals and why do we want ingredients that “fight” them?
Let’s get scientific.
Everything in the world, from the air around us to the people we interact with, is made up of molecules. Molecules are made up of atoms, and atoms are made up of protons, neutrons, and pairs of electrons. When an atom is missing an electron, however, that’s when it’s called a “free radical.”
Free radicals can damage skin by trying to grab an extra electron from the atoms that make up your skin. When these atomic particles are taken away from the skin, it causes damage to skin’s DNA that can speed aging. Free radicals are created from pollution, dust, cigarette smoke, the sun, and other environmental elements that we face each and every day! The damage may appear in many forms, from weakened skin that looks saggy to an early onset of wrinkles and fine lines.
How can you heal skin and keep free radicals at bay? The answer to your free radical problems is antioxidants! Antioxidants are compounds that donate an electron to a free radical so it doesn’t take electrons from your skin’s atoms. Antioxidants can be found in various ingredients, including Vitamins C and E, tamanu oil, sea buckthorn oil, and more!
When shopping for skincare products, knowing what ingredients’ purposes are is key to clear, healthy, and youthful skin.
Check out these TEN items that have the right ingredients to fight free radicals!
- Orange Ginger All-In-One Wash (Ingredients: Vitamin E, Essential oils, MSM, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice)
- Advanced Skin Hydrating Mask (Ingredients: Spirulina Extract, Organic Reishi Extract)
- Advanced Retinol Serum (Ingredients: Vitamin E, Glycolic Acid)
- Turmeric Brightening Mask (Ingredients: Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Extract, Turmeric Root Extract)
- Bamboo Charcoal Detox Mask (Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Spirulina Extract)
- Coconut Charcoal Body Scrub (Ingredients: MSM, Sunflower Seed Oil)
- Hydrating Luxe Facial Oil (Ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Tamanu Oil, Noni Oil)
- Hydrating Surge Face Crème (Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Honeysuckle Flower Extract)
- Advanced Vitamin C Serum (Ingredients: MSM, Vitamin C)
- Hydrating Facial Milk Cleanser (Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Gotu Kola Extract)
Ready to walk in confidence with a youthful glow? Shop TEN Skyncare for our high-quality ingredients and results.