What Is Antioxidant Skincare, and What Does It Do?

The world of skincare is ever-changing, with a vast variety of actives consistently being broadcast with little to know explanation of their benefits. Salicylic Acid, Squalene’s, Niacinamide, and Collagen are just a small handful of ingredients to navigate when searching for a new addition to a routine.

Recently, one term has been appearing more frequently- Antioxidant. Antioxidants play a vital role in combatting aggravators such as free radicals, as well as reducing inflammation and generally promoting healthy skin, and is one of the most quintessential active ingredients to protect skin from damage. 

What do Antioxidants do?

The main function of antioxidant skincare is to protect against oxidative damage, which is heavily involved in causing premature aging, due to its ability to slow cellular metabolism. This damage is caused by UV damage and pollution, which penetrates the skin intracellularly, causing lasting damage to the skins DNA.

Antioxidants support the skin through protection and repair, whilst also soothing inflammation. When used on a regular basis, this collection of active technology can prevent UV and pollution damage, protecting the skin from environmental aggravators for an improvement in long term skin health.

These actives can also aid in repairing damage already made. Free radicals cause symptoms of damage such as a fragile skin barrier, wrinkles, fine lines, depletion of collagen and hyperpigmentation. Arguably, antioxidants are some of the most important actives in modern skincare, as they protect us from damage invisible to the eye, and therefore unknown to us. 

AMRA Antioxidant Collections

Explore the vital role of antioxidant skincare with AMRA products, designed to maintain a healthy complexion.

The Gold Rejuvenating Cleansing Face Wash is a quintessential way to begin the day. Formulated with anti-inflammatory 24kt Gold and antioxidant Vitamin C, this highly active cleanser neutralises free radicals, brightens the complexion, and combats pigmentation. Combined with a 4-in-1 anti-aging complex designed to boost collagen production and cell renewal, signs of premature aging are repaired.

Follow this rejuvenating cleanse with Diamond Illuminating Moisturiser, fused with antioxidant Vitamin A. We encapsulate retinol’s powerful skin renewal properties, expertly smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing skins pigmentation through a higher rate of cell renewal and a boost in the production of collagen. Our encapsulated Vitamin A can repair damage at a cellular level, making it the perfect active ingredient for an antioxidant routine.

For an extra step in an antioxidant routine formulated in opulence, immerse dry or dehydrated skin in decadent hydration with Precious Argan Oil. Formulated alongside Vitamin E, this nourishing oil strengthens the skin barrier with its exceptional healing properties. Formulated with AMRA powerhouse active ingredients, Vitamin E aids in cellular restoration, perfect to alleviate signs of UV damage and ease premature aging.