What are Free Radicals?

19th May 2018

What are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are buzz words used frequently when pollution and environmental stressors are analysed. Good news is the Korean skin care focuses on the nowadays skin issues and stressors. Therefore, it provides the most successful weapon in a fight with free radicals, antioxidants.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are highly unstable molecules. They can be created by stress, sun or pollution, including smog, dust and cigarette smoke. As these unstable molecules look to pair with a missing electron they release extra energy that can damage neighbouring skin cells and collagen.

Impact of free radicals on the skin

Free radicals are one of the most common causes of visible signs of skin ageing, including sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Their power is so strong that they can damage DNA. Free radicals penetrate the skin, attack the structure of the skin, ie. lipids and weaken the skin’s barrier. As a result of this process, skin age prematurely as it becomes dry and loses its elasticity. Free radicals can cause also acne.

Cell & Free Radicals in Skincare

Antioxidants- a weapon against free radicals

Antioxidant filling missing electron in free radical
Antioxidant filling missing electron in free radical

Antioxidants are compounds that can donate an electron to a free radical. As a result, the free radical doesn’t have to take the electron from the skin’s atoms.

These crucial for your health antioxidants occur naturally in the body. However, in situations where the concentration of free radicals is increased, your body may need some extra help. Good news is all extra antioxidants can be delivered in a form of skincare products and diet.

You can consume antioxidants in certain foods such as fruits, vegetables and certain teas. Some great and delicious antioxidant-rich fruits include blueberries, blackberries and cranberries, whilst beans, artichokes and russet potatoes are great vegetable alternatives.

Antioxidants can neutralize the negative impact of free radicals on your skin and its health. It is important to use them with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop & Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

Sensitive skin types should put this potent vitamin C serum on their radar. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is formulated especially for sensitive skin and it contains pure vitamin C. Thanks to its ingredients the Klairs serum helps neutralize free radical and reduce the risk of premature signs of ageing. But sensitive skin types aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this serum. It’s a great introductory antioxidant serum for all skin types looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect their skin against free radicals.
However, there is an extra weapon and new product recently introduced. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask is a lightweight overnight mask is packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant famous for its anti-ageing properties. It is a great solution for smoother, balanced and brighter skin.

URANG Oil Serums

Urang Oil Serums

Where to start… The set of incredible oil serums gives what your skin needs. The world’s best-seller, the Brightening Oil Serum (known also as Whitening) contains only 4 ingredients and yet is a strong brightening and hydrating serum. The Glow Oil Serum is targeting sensitive skin. This serum will tone up your skin and hydrate and sooth it. It can be used on babies 3 months old. The Vitamin Oil Serum will provide you with anti-ageing properties and focus on regeneration of the skin and its elasticity.

Abib Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum

Abib Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum

Beloved by editors and dermatologist, a lab-derived oligopeptide EGF, is one of two main ingredients of this top serum. Abib Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum is an innovative daily serum which uses a high-dosage concentration of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF). These two hero ingredients help dramatically improve the look and texture of skin. They are strong anti-ageing ingredients that support cell renewal, wound repair and stimulate cells to produce collagen.
Are you concerned about your level of sun exposure? Shop our amazing range of sun creams here or check our BB creams offer here. Not sure which beauty products are right for your skin? Contact us for a personalized advice!
Check also our blog on Environmental stressors and their effect on the skin.