Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E can be found in many antiaging products, since these free-radical fighters protect and repair skin at the cellular level.
Antioxidants block UV skin damage, which otherwise result in wrinkles, rough texture, dry skin, and age spots. Studies show that vitamin C encourages the growth of collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth, firm, and strong. It also lightens areas of extra pigmentation and lessens fine lines and wrinkles.
Coenzyme Q10, green tea extracts, and other antioxidants are earning respect for supporting beautiful skin as well.
Coenzyme Q10 reduces crow’s feet and green tea extracts protect against sun damage.
Resveratrol, the component in red wine that makes it so healthy, is another skin superstar.
Pomegranate offers a boon to healthy skin, in part because it’s packed with antioxidants. Extract of the fruit also protects against UV damage and helps prevent fine lines.
Vitamin E Lessens skin damage from sun exposure.