What are radicals & Why do we fight them

 We always hear "This fights free radicals on the skin" often with out understanding what radicals even are. Understanding free radicals more will help us understand why products that have antioxidants are important in skin care. 

An oxygen atom with an unpaired electron is known as a “free radical." Electrons do not like being single. They’ll steal another electron from a nearby atom. This causes a cascade effect that has electrons jumping around oxygen atoms throughout the body. When that goes on long enough, it’s called “oxidative stress.” The process weakens previously healthy oxygen atoms inside cells (such as skin cells) by robbing them of electrons. This leads to a breakdown in cellular DNA and eventually showing up on your face in the form of lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sagging, dullness, and so forth.  

There’s no one single antioxidant that’s can neutralize any and all free radicals it comes across. Instead, the best defense is a multi-pronged offense that combines a variety of topical antioxidants. Some of the more common ones are 

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Lactic acid, Polyphenols, Niacinamide, and Ferulic acid. These are most commonly found in skin care products possessing antioxidant properties. 

All of Lexurious body care products have antioxidant properties. Our products are packed with Vitamin E. We love using the Golden Body Elixir on our face as a face serum.