Protecting your skin with antioxidants
As we age, our skin naturally begins to show signs of wear and tear. Fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots are all common signs of skin aging. But did you know that one of the main culprits behind these visible signs of aging is oxidative stress?
Oxidative stress is a natural process that occurs when our bodies are exposed to environmental stressors like pollution, smoke, and UV radiation. These stressors cause free radicals to form in our skin, which starts a cascade of reactions that cause inflammation and damages the collagen and elastin fibers that give our skin its youthful appearance.
Luckily, with the right skincare routine, there are ways to combat the effects of oxidative stress on our skin. One of the most effective ways is by using skincare products that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals and protecting our skin from further damage.
There are many skincare ingredients that you may already know that offer antioxidant properties, including Vitamin C, retinol, niacinamide, and green tea extract to name a few. Unfortunately retinol can be too harsh for sensitive skin, and Vitamin C can quickly become unstable and degrade. One of the best ingredients to look for in an antioxidant skincare oil is feruloyl soy glyceride. Feruloyl soy glyceride is a natural antioxidant derived from soybean oil and ferulic acid. It’s been shown to have anti-inflammatory and protective effects on the skin.
But what makes feruloyl soy glyceride different from ferulic acid? While both ingredients have antioxidant properties, feruloyl soy glyceride has been shown to be more stable and effective than ferulic acid. This means that it’s able to provide long-lasting protection against the damaging effects of free radicals and environmental stressors.
At BAK Skincare, we’ve harnessed the power of probiotics and feruloyl soy glyceride in our Healthy Aging Antioxidant Oil. Probiotic bacteria naturally have some degree of antioxidative effect, but when combined with a blend of nourishing natural oils, like almond oil and jojoba seed oil, as well as feruloyl soy glyceride, the formulation provides maximum protection against oxidative and environmental stress.
Some of the benefits of using our antioxidant oil include:
- Improved skin elasticity and firmness
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Protection against the damage caused by UV radiation and other environmental stressors
- Soothing and calming effects on irritated or inflamed skin
In addition to its antioxidant properties, feruloyl soy glyceride has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and moisturizing effects on the skin. This makes it an ideal ingredient for those with sensitive or dry skin. The oil can be used both morning and night but makes the most sense to apply in the morning before facing the world. For the night-time we recommend really locking in the moisture with BAK Healthy Aging Moisture Boost cream that's clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging, including crow's feet and skin elasticity. Get into the details of the results in our blog on healthy aging.