Antioxidants are active ingredients that protect cells from harmful environmental molecules called “free radicals”. These ‘free radicals’ are generated by external toxins, such as UV radiation, stress, alcohol, cigarette smoke and pollution. “Free radicals” damage skin cells, reducing skin’s natural elasticity and causing wrinkles. Using plant-based oils rich in antioxidants works against the damage. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables that are naturally full of antioxidants also is also beneficial for skin protection. Some potent antioxidant-rich plant oils and extracts are Kakadu Plum, Marula, Bilberry, Liquorice and Green Tea.

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