Only 20% of the signs of aging is caused by biological factors such as DNA, time and metabolism. The other 80% is down to environmental and lifestyle factors; UV light, smoking, pollution, stress, oxidative stress and inflammation.
Reactive oxygen molecules (free radicals) cause damage to our cells, and we combat them with antioxidants produced naturally by the body (glutathione, catalase, superoxide dismutase) and dietary antioxidants, vitamin A, C and E. Biological antioxidants and dietary antioxidants support our skin from an internal approach. Externally, our skin is threatened by toxins and the damage of cell oxidation. New skincare treatments are made with a complex blend of antioxidants that work together to combat oxidation and oxidative stress. Active ingredients found in serums have been created to mimic the behaviour of biologically occurring compounds.