If you’re not already applying an antioxidant daily, it’s time to introduce one into your skincare
routine. Why? Antioxidants level up your anti-aging regimen by tenfold. They offer a line of
defense against free radicals, which you come into contact with virtually everywhere.
What are free radicals, anyway?
We hear the term tossed around all the time, but what are free radicals, really? To put it simply,
they’re unstable molecules that attack our healthy skin cells. We come into contact with them
every day–UV rays, pollution, the blue light from our phone screens are all examples. Free
radicals damage our cells and DNA, ultimately causing the breakdown of collagen, loss of skin
elasticity and hyperpigmentation (aka, signs of aging).
Where do antioxidants come into play?
Antioxidants bond with those unstable molecules so they leave your healthy cells alone. They
neutralize free radical damage and repair your DNA to prevent signs of aging on the skin.
What skincare products do I need?
Vitamins C, E and A are some of the most common antioxidants, but there are many more. We
suggest a serum that incorporates several antioxidants so you can be sure you’re getting the
Daily Power Defense by ZO Skin Health and Alto Defense Serum by SkinBetter Science are our
top picks here at Boss Gal. Pair one of these with your favorite SPF, and you’ve got ultimate
Book a free skin consultation with one of our skin bosses and get a personalized treatment plan for your at-home skincare routine.