The Anti-Aging Ingredient More Important Than Sunscreen
SPF is your best weapon in the fight against aging, right? Maybe not. New research shows that antioxidants in skin care may have sunscreen beat
How antioxidants workIf free radicals are your enemies, then antioxidants are your heroes. "Antioxidants provide the missing electron so the [free radical] molecules don't try to take them from your skin," says Baumann, who suggests using an antioxidant serum that's a combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid, like SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, $146. "The vitamin E helps stabilize the vitamin C, and ferulic is an antioxidant as well as a sunscreen," she says.
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