From some of the most ordinary to some of the most extraordinary ingredients, this article talks about the hottest antioxidants being used in the world of skin care right now. You have most probably heard of the evergreen ingredients like Vitamins A, C and E, Resveratrol and Green Tea Extracts time and again. But, what about something more exotic? Something more unique? After all, what better place to create a niche than your skin! So, without further adieu, here is a list of some of the hottest antioxidants in the world of skin care.
Tart Cherries are unlike sweet cherries as their benefits far outweigh those offered by sweet cherries. Tart cherries are very beneficial for people suffering from sleep issues and joint pains because of the fact that they are very rich in melatonin. Melatonin is both water soluble and fat soluble and this makes it different from most other antioxidants. Furthermore, tart cherries also contain quercetin and kaempferol. According to a study conducted in the year 2012 by the Oregon Health and Science University, tart cherries are similar in terms of their anti-inflammatory compounds to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines and drugs. This study showed that people who at tart cherries two times every day were less susceptible to gout attacks and also had reduced signs of inflammation. Furthermore, tart cherries were also accredited with reducing exercise related pain among athletes.
Astaxanthin is believed to be one of the strongest lipophilic antioxidants in the world. Astaxanthin has a number of unique properties and is believed to be more effective than most other antioxidants. This makes Astaxanthin very effective in treating age related conditions that are attributed to oxidative stress. Furthermore, Astaxanthin can also cross the blood – retinal barrier as well as the blood – brain barrier in order to offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection to your eyes as well as your brain. It also makes other antioxidants like Vitamins A and E stronger and naturally complements Vitamin C. According to recent research, Astaxanthin can also help in protecting the skin from the damage caused by the harmful UV rays of the sun and reduce the presence of UV related fine lines and wrinkles.
Sea Buckthorns are little berries which contain more than 190 bioactives such as flavanoids, minerals, amino acids, vitamins and carotenoids. Popularly termed as a super-antioxidant, Sea Buckthorns are one of those very few antioxidants that contain essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, Omega -6, Omega -7 and Omega -9. In fact, Sea Buckthorns contain more Omega -7 than any other source in the world, and this is one of the main reasons why it has become so famous in the world of skin care. This antioxidant doesn’t just help with anti-aging. It is also known to be highly effective in weight loss, supporting cardiovascular health, improving the body’s immunity, supporting gastrointestinal health and being beneficial for the hair and the nails.
Cocoa is considered to be the healthiest substance after water. It boasts of extremely high antioxidant powers and has always been linked with things like immunity, the human brain and energy. Cocoa can easily be used to replace countless psychiatric drugs as it produces a similar chemistry in the brain as falling in love. Furthermore, cocoa is very beneficial for heart health and studies have shown that eating chocolate can increase the blood flow to the brain and heart, thereby reducing blood pressure and ensuring that the blood platelets are less stickier.
As surprising as this might sound Ozone Therapy has become extremely popular in the world of antioxidants. This therapy is most popular in Europe and it uses Ozone Gas to treat all sorts of medical conditions. Some experts believe that small doses of this ozone gas can also help in increasing the natural antioxidants that are found in the human body. However, we would like to warn you that the side effects and safety issues of Ozone therapy as well as the actual benefits offered by this therapy hasn’t been properly studied as of now.