Ingredient Glossary

How Antioxidants Benefit the Skin

what are antioxidants

Antioxidants are one of the most talked about ingredients in anti-aging skincare – but what are antioxidants and what do antioxidants do for skin? 

Keep reading to discover the benefits of antioxidants, why they hold the key to younger-looking skin, and how to easily incorporate antioxidants into your skincare routine.  

What are antioxidants? 

Antioxidants are naturally occurring Vitamins (like Vitamins A, C and E) that may help to protect the skin’s surface from environmental stressors.  

What do antioxidants do for skin? 

Environmental stressors can accelerate the development of signs of aging (wrinkles and fine lines) in the skin. Antioxidants for skin help to protect against environmental stressors and delay these visible signs of aging.   

Antioxidants in skincare can also offer other benefits, including plumper-looking skin and an evened out skin tone.  

Antioxidants for skin: which ones to use? 

Vitamin C: Antioxidants for skin brightening 

Renowned for its brightening properties, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that promotes a glowing complexion, helping to even skin tone and minimize the appearance of dark spots. Vitamin C also helps to tighten the feel of skin and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  

To enjoy the benefits of antioxidants and Vitamin C, try No7 Radiance+ 15% Vitamin C Serum. Powered by 15% Vitamin C, this antioxidant serum helps to brighten dull, tired-looking skin, reducing the appearance of discoloration and dark spots to reveal a natural radiance.  

Vitamin E: Antioxidants for skin moisturization 

Offering numerous skin benefits, Vitamin E is one of the best antioxidants in skincare. Vitamin E helps to keep skin feeling soft and supple. It’s even more effective when combined with Vitamin C. 

To enjoy the benefits of antioxidants and Vitamins C and E, try No7 Advanced Ingredients Vitamin C & Vitamin E Capsules. Delivering a powerful dose of anti-aging antioxidants, these skincare capsules improve the feel of skin elasticity and diminish the look of dark spots to reveal a brighter-looking complexion.  

Vitamin A (Retinol): Anti-aging antioxidant 

Vitamin A, or retinol, also has antioxidant properties and may support natural surface skin cell renewal. With continued use, retinol helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores, soften the feel of the skin, and enhance skin’s natural radiance.  

Our most effective retinol formula is No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate. Formulated with a next-generation retinol complex, this antioxidant serum offers a boost of anti-aging power for younger, healthier-looking skin. After two weeks, skin looks tighter, brighter and clearer, with wrinkles and pigmentation appearing reduced after 12 weeks.  


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