This blog is all about understanding free radicals and how they affect our skin. It is important to understand why antioxidants make a difference especially when it comes to reducing the signs of ageing and stress on our body!
What are free radicals? Free radicals are molecules that are unstable. They do not have an even number of electrons, so they are always searching for an extra electron they can “steal” to become stable.
Free radicals are responsible for ageing, tissue damage and some diseases.
Where do these free radicals come from? It is absolutely impossible to avoid free radicals. They come from various sources such as -
• Sun — or any other type of radiation
• Pollution — this includes cigarette smoke, which is a ma source of free radicals
• Food — in two ways: one the pesticides, chemicals and metals that are in our foods today and two, the digestion of fats makes a lot of free radicals
• Stress — both physical and mental. Ironically, those who exercise too much are
actually increasing the oxidative damage to their bodies. Moderate exercise is
of course good for you.
• Your own body — yes, just the act of breathing and creating energy for your
body makes free radicals.
I guess I shouldn't make free radicals seem completely evil. They're not entirely bad. Aside from the fact that they play a key role in breathing (a rather important bodily function), they also have some other key functions. They are important to your immune system, they're partly responsible for killing the bacteria and other invaders of your body. They also help start the inflammatory process that helps repair injury.
There is something very powerful that can protect our bodies from free radical
damage which is antioxidants. Antioxidants come from a number of sources.
There are three primary types of antioxidants found in nature which include, vitamins, enzymes and phytochemicals. This is the main concept behind Epicure Cosmeceuticals and our ingredients.
We ensure that we incorporate pure, and science-based ingredients that provide
high levels of ANTIOXIDANTS to protect the skin from premature ageing and environmental damage. This is extremely important when you are using a skin care product. The more antioxidants the better!
All our products contain an array of antioxidants in each and every product.
not one but many different antioxidants in each and every product which makes our product so unique!