Free Radicals And Why You Should Care More About Them

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are molecules with an unstable electron. It doesn't sound like a huge deal, right? Actually, over time it can be a very big deal. When free radicals attack healthy cells, it causes oxidative stress. Here are some of the side effects of that damage:

  • Dry/Dull skin

  • Fine lines

  • Discoloration/Redness

  • Clogged pores

  • Acne

Here's an example of what it looks like when free radicals attack healthy cells

What can I do about it?

The best way to prevent and repair the damage from oxidative stress is by protecting and replenishing your skin's natural barrier. One of the best things you can add to your skincare routine for this purpose is antioxidants.

What do antioxidants do?

Remember how we said free radicals are molecules with an unstable electron? Well, antioxidants just so happen to have an electron to spare, effectively neutralizing the unstable molecule. It looks something like this:

On top of neutralizing free radicals, antioxidants can also help with things like fine lines and improving your skin's youthful radiance.

What should I be using?

Good news! The entire Envi-Relief line is designed to highlight the powerful antioxidants in our products so that no matter what your skincare routine may be, you can add that extra protection into it.

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