Antioxidants have become a buzzword these days with regard to anti-aging. Antioxidants are aimed at reducing the number free radicals in the skin resulting from sun exposure and/or pollution. These free radicals are believed to affect the skin’s collagen supply, which directly affects the skin’s firmness and elasticity. CoQ10 and vitamins C and E top the list for topical antioxidants that studies indicate have effective and lasting power against free radicals. However, the highest touted antioxidant in 2007 was the coffee berry (see picture to right), which some believe to be the most powerful antioxidant discovered to date. Dr. David McDaniels (Institute of Anti-Aging Research) and Dr. Zoe Draelos (Dermatology Consulting Servive) both reported that the coffee berry helped to significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles without significant allergic reactions or skin irritants. Other cosmeceuticals with new and powerful antioxidants include:
Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Xtreme with seven antioxidants (1 ounce, $48)
Neutrogena Antioxidant Age Reverse Day Lotion and Night Cream (1.7 ounces, $17.99 each)
Lumene Vitamin + Energy Cocktail (1 ounce, $17.99)
Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer with eight time-release antioxidants (1.7 ounces, $39.50)
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