Ingredient Glossary

All About Antioxidants

All About Antioxidants

If you’re familiar with antioxidants, you probably know them best as a key component of superfoods, such as kale and blueberries. While a healthy and regular intake of antioxidants is essential, you should go one step further and apply antioxidants topically, as they hold the key to younger-looking skin. Here, we reveal the role antioxidants play in supporting your skin, and how you can easily incorporate antioxidants into your skincare routine. 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is loved by skincare enthusiasts for its ability to brighten dull skin. This powerful antioxidant can help promote a glowing complexion and the reduced appearance of dark spots. Vitamin C also helps tighten skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

The No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action 3-piece Skincare System uses Vitamin C to maintain healthy and younger-looking skin. The set contains the Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream SPF 30 and the Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream, both of which are formulated with our Advanced Firming Complex and our unique pigmentation complex with Vitamin C. Our system also contains the Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum, which is clinically proven to address the 3 key signs of aging: dark spots, wrinkles and lack of firmness. 


Vitamin E 

Vitamin E is another natural antioxidant. To take advantage of Vitamin E’s benefits, try No7 HydraLuminous hydrating collection. The HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream and the Overnight Recovery Gel Cream are powered by naturally derived plant hydrators, which leave skin feeling hydrated for up to 72 hours. They also contain a protective antioxidant blend of Vitamin E, Vitamin C and mulberry, along with our Pollution Shield Technology to protect against harmful particles that can dull skin. This regimen also includes the HydraLuminous Water Concentrate, which uses hyaluronic acid for fresh, glowing skin in just one week. 


Vitamin A (Retinol) 

Retinol is one of the most dynamic ingredients in skincare right now, and while it’s a fairly new discovery, it has emerged as a favorite by beauty experts. Retinol supports natural surface skin cell renewal, enhancing its ability to retain water. This brings a wealth of age-defying effects to your skin including: smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, softening the feel of skin, making pores less visible, and brightening skin. To read more on retinol, including when and how to use it, read our guide to retinol. 

Our most powerful, effective retinol formula is No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate. It rejuvenates and revives skin using two advanced skincare technologies, which offers a boost of anti-aging power for younger, healthier-looking skin. It has a slow-release retinol delivery system, which offers the same great anti-aging results while minimizing irritation. After two weeks, skin looks tighter, brighter and clearer, with wrinkles and pigmentation appearing reduced after 12 weeks. 

No7 Beauty

No7 Beauty

Writer and expert