'Antioxidants are the under-the-radar skin hero to know. Of course, we all know that we need to use sunscreen if we want to protect our complexion, but antioxidants are a skincare powerhouse that further shields your skin from the elements.
There are lots of different types of antioxidants but at a basic level they all work hard to protect your complexion from environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays that cause free radicals in the skin to trigger things like pigmentation, fine lines and uneven texture.
Unlike other skincare ingredients like exfoliators and retinol, you can't overuse antioxidants, they are your complexion's BFF, so look to skincare and makeup products that boast antioxidants and you'll be onto a winner. Below we have rounded up 5 products with antioxidants so you can give your complexion a helping hand so it can look its healthy best all year round.
This cleanser is packed with skin-loving ingredients including quandong, also known as Australia’s native “wild peach.” This bright-red fruit comes packed with antioxidant power due to the presence of 3-glucoside, which can help fight against free radicals.
Purifying white clay is blended with antioxidant-rich fair trade matcha in this mask that reduces inflammation, irritation and defends against free radicals.
Packed with antioxidant-rich hibiscus, these eye gels brighten and smooth the delicate under-eye area.
Filled to the brim with Dr. Sturm's go-to antioxidant purslane, this serum also boasts a cocktail of anti-ageing ingredients like hyaluronic acid to leave skin healthy, smooth and radiant.
The red pepper extract in this beautiful glow-boosting tinted moisturiser protects the skin against damage from digital devices. Smart.