Antioxidants, such as green tea and vitamin C derivatives, are commonly used ingredients in anti-aging facial care due to their protective properties against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable and reactive molecules that are produced by the body in response to various factors such as pollution, UV rays, stress, etc. These free radicals can damage skin cells and cause signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness, dark spots and fine lines.
Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants, particularly catechins, which help neutralize free radicals and reduce damage caused by them. Catechins also have anti-inflammatory properties, making them a useful ingredient for reducing redness and irritation of the skin.
Vitamin C derivatives, such as ascorbic acid, are also effective antioxidants. Vitamin C is a cofactor for the synthesis of collagen, a protein important for skin structure and firmness. It reduces the appearance of dark spots by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin.
By combining these two ingredients, green tea and vitamin C derivatives, we have created an effective formulation to protect the skin against free radicals and help prevent signs of premature aging. Antioxidants can also help improve radiance and evenness of skin tone, while soothing irritated skin.