‘Antioxidant’ is one of those buzz words you may have heard bouncing around over the last few years – on your smoothie carton, in your Glamour magazine - but what actually are antioxidants and how important are they in our quest for gorgeous glowing skin?
Very, as it turns out. Antioxidants are clever little molecules that work to prevent oxidisation. Think of a slice of chopped apple turning brown and then rotting – yep, that’s the effects of oxidization, so NOT something we want for our skin. Unfortunately, free radicals (not as fun as they sound – damaged cells generated by toxins such as pollution, smoking and excessive sun exposure) can oxidise our healthy cells, making them become free radicals themselves. This leads to a horrible chain reaction that ages and dulls our skin, stripping us of collagen, elastin and essential DNA and leaving our skin weathered. Surrounded by city pollution, car exhausts and harmful toxins in the modern world, antioxidants are our saviour – capturing free radicals, neutralising them and stopping their damage to our skin cells.
That’s why after your hydrating Serum in the morning, you need something extra to act as a nourishing barrier against free radicals, as your essential SPF30 only protects against UV rays. Flint+Flint Moisturiser uses an incredible Cascading Antioxidant System to mimic the effects of the skin’s natural enzymes, cleverley protecting the skin’s tissues from oxidisation and then recycling itself to combat the stress oxidisation has already caused to the skin.
Combine this with Red Raspberry Seed Oil, a luscious natural source of antioxidants like Vitamin E, which busts through and destroys chains of free radicals, and you’ve got yourself an antioxidant powerhouse. Red Raspberry Seed Oil is also full of nourishing fatty acids and omega oils, making the skin supple, smooth and silky, but with a light, airy texture, this Moisturiser is never greasy. Instead while serum is hydrating the layers beneath, the Moisturiser smoothes and nourishes the surface of your skin, leaving it soft and bright.
Antioxidant protection and daily moisturisation are essential for strong and healthy skin. So try introducing some fresh raspberry goodness into your morning routine – in the form of our antioxidant superhero Moisturiser!
You can pick up a Flint Plus Flint Moisturiser online from http://flintplusflint.com/products/moisturiser or from any Skin Health Spa clinic. For more advice on what products can help improve your skin on a daily basis, why not book in for a free in-depth skin consultation with a specialist at your nearest Skin Health Spa clinic - 0800 24 25 145 or visit https://skinhealthspa.com/free-consultation.