- Softy’s Guide to The Ordinary’s Anti-Oxidants -
I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW EXCITING THIS IS PEOPLE!!!!!!
Antioxidants are amazing and will change your life, so it’s super exciting that The Ordinary has started selling these. BASICALLY, Antioxidants stop oxidation. Oxidation is a process in which oxygen causes damage to cells. So antioxidants help to prevent and repair this damage to your body’s tissue and cells.
Antioxidants can help with:
- Skin firming
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles
- Scar treatment
- Repair of sun damage
Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% - so Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid are both very powerful antioxidants in skincare, and this product has really good percentages in them, so this is a great all around antioxidant to add to your routine.
EUK 134 0.1% - THISSS!!! This product is a game-changer. EUK 134 mimics two very popular (but expensive) products called superoxide dismutase and catalase. It is fantastic at fighting free radicals, getting rid of hydrogen peroxide and turning oxygen into water and oxygen. The coolest part about this product is that it’s self-regenerating, so it works for a long time. SO, pretty much this product has incredible ingredients for the price.
*HOWEVER, don’t use with strong acids, as this can break the product down and diminish effectiveness
Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% - very powerful antioxidant (only use a little bit, at night, a couple times a week), absorbs really well into the skin, restores skin appearance, texture & tone (T.O. even claims that it “can give you a glow overnight after a single application”)
*use sunscreen if you use this product!!!
*Diclaimer: as alwayyyysssss, patch test to see which product works best for you!!