Sunscreen is important, but did you know that using a good antioxidant serum is just as important too? It’s true. When consumed, antioxidants eat up the free radicals in your body that can cause cancer and premature aging among many other issues. Applied topically, they work to heal your skin and repair any damage it might have (think dark spots and most aging issues). If you pair a sunscreen and an antioxidant serum together, you’re doubling up your protection and essentially making it more affective. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started:
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ($157)
A dermatologist favorite, this serum uses a combination of antioxidants that neutralizes free radicals that accelerate aging. It also firms up your skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The best part, the serum absorbs into the skin and is affective for at least 72 hours.
This serum contains three different forms of antioxidants, with the star being Hawaiian Sea Algae. It also works as a lightweight moisturizer to hydrate the skin without clogging pores. You can even use it as a great makeup primer too! Apply it in the morning and at night by itself or layer it with other all-natural offerings from the brand. Read about why we’re obsessed with Kypris Skincare products here.
Clinical studies on this product revealed that it can prevent up to 87 percent of free radical damage. Its packed with vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids, peptides,alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10 that all work together to moisturize and smooth fine lines. People with sensitive skin love this one!
This product delivers a double dose of anti-aging benefits with antioxidants and retinol (which we recommend you use only at night). It forms a protective layer over the skin and also nourishes and repairs it. Those with oily skin will love this one because it contains absorbent ingredients that give the skin a matte finish.
This serum uses peptides and six antioxidant-rich botanical stem cells to fight those free radicals and make your skin look younger and more radiant. It also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and balance your skin. It’s a win, win!