You already know you're supposed to apply SPF every day, but another key component of your morning skin care routine is an antioxidant-loaded product. Antioxidants are your skin's number one shield against free radical damage — a primary contributor to signs of aging. For you and your skin's benefit, we've pulled nine new and amazing antioxidant heroes for you to slather on all summer long (and beyond).
This lightweight, hydrating cream is formulated with jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, and squalane to moisturize skin, hyaluronic acid to plump, and coenzyme Q10 — a potent antioxidant — to protect skin from oxidative stress. It helps support collagen and elastin in the skin, reinforces the skin barrier, smooths, and boosts your glow.
If you're seeking something just a bit lighter than the last product, try on this silky gel moisturizer. This simple formula boasts four primary ingredients: antioxidant-rich apple stem cell extract, Japanese cedar bud extract to help stimulate cell renewal, the brand's signature hydro-amino infusion (a proprietary water technology), and low-weight hyaluronic acid for major plumping action.
Missha takes potent antioxidant serums to another level with their new launch, a super concentrated serum that's 50 percent — yes, half — Irish moss extract. Also known as red algae, Irish moss is an antioxidant-loaded, skin-restoring ingredient that boosts moisture and protects from free radical damage.
And get this: Missha naturally ferments the Irish moss extract for 100 days to increase the antioxidant impact. The product is also formulated with hydrolyzed collagen to improve elasticity, centella asiatica (cica) to soothe, primrose oil to hydrate, and a host of other nourishing botanical extracts and oils.
Let's talk about Pacifica's new Sea & C Sheer Face Serum, an ultra-sheer SPF 55 cream. In addition to protecting your face from the sun, it's formulated with antioxidant hero, vitamin C, to shield your skin from free radical damage. Fun fact: numerous scientific studies have found that vitamin C and SPF work even better when paired together.