This Is Why You Should Be Using A Daily Antioxidant Serum

When we think about the factors that damage the health and appearance of our skin, the sun is usually the first that comes to mind. Yes, UV rays and the free radicals they generate are a primary source of premature aging, but there are several other environmentally-based skin threats, including the sun’s infrared-A (IR-A) rays as well as ozone pollution created by car emissions, power plants, cigarette smoke and other chemicals—especially when they react with sunlight. Together, these elements contribute to “atmospheric aging” that can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin tone and blemishes.


SkinCeuticals’ daily antioxidant serums are proven to neutralize the free radicals produced by UVA/UVB rays, infrared rays and ozone pollution—and defend the skin against atmospheric aging. However, it’s important to understand that all vitamin c antioxidant serums are not created equal. SkinCeuticals’ pioneered the research that identified the parameters that are necessary to formulate an effective vitamin c antioxidant serum, which include:


  • Using pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
  • A formulation with a pH of 3.5 or below
  • A concentration of 10-20% vitamin C


Based on this research, SkinCeuticals has created a family of antioxidant serums that includes options for all skin types and concerns. Featuring synergistic ingredient combinations that are proven to penetrate the skin and provide amplified protective and corrective results (as compared to these individual ingredients alone), it’s easy to discover which SkinCeuticals antioxidant serum is ideal for your skin.

For aging skin…

  • C E Ferulic: This 31-time award-winning serum is ideal for normal, dry, combination and sensitive skin—and is proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin firmness and brightness. Its combination of vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid provide potent and comprehensive free-radical protection

For discoloration and uneven skin tone…

  • Phloretin CF: Ideal for normal, dry and combination skin, this serum’s combination of pure vitamin C, phloretin and ferulic acid provides advanced protection against atmospheric aging while improving the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, redness and skin texture.
  • Phloretin CF Gel: Offering the proven benefits of Phloretin CF in a unique, lightweight gel formulation that is best for normal, dry, combination and sensitive skin, this daily antioxidant is well tolerated by men after shaving.

For sensitized skin…

  • Serum 10 AOX, Serum 15 AOX, and Serum 20 AOX: The perfect antioxidant for first-timers and those with especially sensitive skin, this daily serum provides essential free-radical fighting benefits as well as improvement in the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

For nighttime use…

  • Resveratrol B E: Make the most of your beauty sleep with this evening antioxidant that helps repair the damage incurred over the course of the day. Featuring resveratrol, baicalin and vitamin E, it supports the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses while enhancing radiance and the look of skin firmness.

For the eyes…

  • AOX Eye Gel: Delicate skin around the eyes needs extra protection against environmental aggressors, and this advanced serum-in-a-gel fights free-radical damage as it helps reduce the appearance of puffiness, under-eye circles and visible signs of fatigue.

For the lips…

  • Antioxidant Lip Repair: Offering the hydrating, smoothing and refining benefits of a lip treatment plus silymarin and vitamin E to shield the lips and surrounding skin from atmospheric damage, this advanced balm is key for plump, healthy, youthful-looking lips.

With powerful antioxidant products for every skin type and concern, as well as targeted areas and specific times of day, SkinCeuticals offers the most comprehensive array of skincare solutions designed to prevent the effects of atmospheric aging. Despite the fact that these free-radical-fighting products have been proven to be effective on their own, a combination of daily antioxidant protection and sunscreen use provides the optimal level of skin protection necessary for maintaining and improving the health and appearance of the skin.


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