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Antioxidants for firm and radiant skin

You may have heard about antioxidants in the context of their health benefits, but did you know that these powerful compounds also play a crucial role in enhancing the health and appearance of your skin? In this article, we will explore the fascinating world of antioxidants and their benefits for the skin.

What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals; unstable molecules that in high quantities can accelerate aging and worsen certain conditions and. Fortunately, our bodies generate their own defense mechanisms in the form of antioxidants to regulate the levels of these molecules. In other fields such as the food industry, antioxidants are used as preservatives, prolonging the shelf life of products. We also find antioxidants naturally in foods, especially in fruits and vegetables, and in the form of vitamins.

How do Antioxidants Serve the Skin?

Antioxidants offer numerous benefits, ranging from a more luminous skin to the reduction of expression lines and wrinkles. As we age, our skin undergoes cellular changes due to factors such as sun exposure and pollution. Antioxidants act as a protective shield, neutralizing the free radicals that cause these changes and helping to maintain our skin’s health. When applied to the skin, these antioxidants can penetrate the superficial layers to provide protection. Moreover, they stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that keep the skin firm, elastic, and youthful.

Types of Antioxidants in Skin Care Products

There are many types of antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. In skincare products, they are usually found mainly in the form of vitamins such as:

  • Vitamin C: Known for its ability to stimulate collagen production, it also brightens the skin and reduces inflammation.
  • Vitamin E: This powerful antioxidant is famous for its ability to hydrate the skin and improve healing.
  • Vitamin A: Also known as retinol, it helps accelerate cell renewal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines.

Active Ingredients of Natural Origin with Antioxidant Power

There are several active ingredients of natural origin that, due to their high concentrations of vitamins A, C, and E, have antioxidant power. Among them, we are going to highlight:

  • Oat extract
  • Cucumber extract
  • Rice germ oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Raspberry seed oil
  • Hazelnut oil
  • Rosehip oil

If you want to try products rich in these actives, we recommend the Piel·e Cosmetics Cleansing Balm. A gentle and refreshing facial cleanser formulated with antioxidant oils that moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. This balm can also be used as a face mask to soften the skin, benefiting from its antioxidant-rich active ingredients.


Antioxidants are a powerful addition to any skincare routine. By protecting our skin and stimulating collagen production, they can help us maintain healthy and youthful skin. If you want to protect your skin and delay signs of aging, consider incorporating antioxidant products into your routine. If you are looking for products with antioxidants, visit our online store for more information.