Skin Type: Skin of all ages, conditions and ethnicities | Post Procedure (laser, microdermabrasion, etc.) | Sunburn
Summary of Benefits:
• Inhibits free radicals that lead to inflammation, dryness, aging and age spots.
• Softens, smoothes, hydrates.
• Reduces redness.
• Increases hydration and radiance.
18 antioxidants* defend your skin from the chemicals common to all skin problems: free radicals.
Over a dozen types of these highly unstable molecules are known to attack healthy cells and tissues, triggering inflammation molecules that literally rip skin apart – aggravating acne, aging, age spots, surface dryness and much more. After almost sixty years of research, molecular biologists have identified families of free radicals and pro-oxidants that damage the skin like Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) which is most damaging of all and originates with the air we breathe, sunlight, stress, tobacco smoke, smog. (We've created an entire blog post about free radicals.)
Simply adding 1 pump of Antioxidant Defense Complex helps control or eliminate over a dozen types of pro-oxidants and all free radical types. After just 7 days, 84% of consumers who tried Antioxidant Defense Complex said they saw and felt such a remarkable change in their skin they would use it indefinitely. Although skin over the age of 30 is most affected by free radical damage, skin of any age, condition or ethnicity can benefit from the defense delivered by these 18 antioxidants.
Every single skin type out there can benefit from this complex.
6 Superfruits | Acai Berry, Gogi and Noni fruits, Mangosteen, Pomegranate and Coffee Berry – rank among the most powerful using the natural antioxidant grading system.
White and Green teas | neutralize free radicals from smog, tobacco smoke and other forms of air pollution for fresh, hydrated, comfortable skin – no matter how bad the air gets.
Astaxanthin | The most potent antioxidant carotenoid found to date. An orange pigment from microalgae, it is 1000 times stronger than vitamin E, protects from inflammation, surface dryness, DNA damage by UV radiation and ozone, and interrupts the aging process aggravated by sugar, browned foods and alcohol.
Ergothioneine | A superior antioxidant to CoQ10 and found in mushrooms protects from ozone in smog and plane cabins.
Garden Sprout extract | supports your skin’s natural detoxifying enzymes – enhancing cellular resistance to and the elimination of environmental toxins.
Pear, Hibiscus and Assafoetida | protect from sunlight-derived free radicals that damage DNA and are at the root of wrinkle formation, inflammation and skin sensitivity.
Sunflower and Safflower | oils rich in Omega-6 keep your skin soft, hydrated and calm by fighting off free radicals that destroy skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Thermus Thermophillus Ferment | extract repairs and protects against heat-activated free radicals that destroy DNA, cell membranes and skin-protecting lipids.
Lipochroman-6 | a vitamin E-like molecule – targets nitrogen free radicals known to damage DNA, alter youthening proteins, increase inflammation and trigger cell death.
Available in 1.12oz frosted glass airless pump bottle.
Home Care: Apply 1-2 pumps to face, neck and around eyes in the morning before moisturizer and sunscreen. May also be blended with other complexes, serums, moisturizers and masques.
Facial Procedure: At the end of the treatment, apply 1-2 pumps of complex to skin prior to moisturizer. May also be blended with complexes, serums, masques and moisturizers during the treatment procedure.
See our Power Blending series in our blog for custom recipes to use with the Antioxidant Defense Complex.
Antioxidant Defense Complex
Self-preserving. Does not contain fragrance, essential oils, colorants or parabens.
Ingredients: Water (base), pentylene glycol (hydrating), hybrid sunflower (helianthus annuus) oil (antioxidant), dioctyl succinate (softening), safflower (carthamus tinctorius) oleosomes (emulsifier, antioxidant), glycerin (hydrating), ergothioneine (antioxidant), thermus thermophillus ferment (antioxidant), lepidium sativum sprout extract (antioxidant), astaxanthin (haematococcus pluvialis) extract (antioxidant), pyrus communis (pear) fruit extract (antioxidant), ferula assa foetida root extract (antioxidant), hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract (antioxidant), coffee arabica (coffee) seed extract (antioxidant), euterpe oleracea fruit (acai) extract (antioxidant), garcinia mangostana peel (mangosteen) extract (antioxidant), lycium barbarum fruit (goji) extract (antioxidant), morinda citrifolia fruit (noni) extract (antioxidant), punica granatum (pomegranate) extract (antioxidant), camellia sinensis leaf (green tea) extract (antioxidant), dimethylmethoxy chromanol (Lipochroman-6, antioxidant), lecithin (emulsifier), xanthan gum (slip agent), acacia senegal gum (emulsion stabilizer), ethylhexylglycerin (skin conditioner), sodium benzoate (pH adjustor).
Don't let our fancy scientific names scare you, these ingredients are natural, soothing, and downright delicious to your skin!