OXIDATIVE STRESS: WHAT IS IT?
In beauty, oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance between the increase of free radicals in the body and the production of antioxidants to eliminate them. Miraclar Paris Laboratories present you the consequences of this situation and how to avoid them.
What is the role of free radicals?
The body naturally generates free radicals, molecules that participate, for example, in the proper functioning of the immune system, as a protection against aggressions (viruses and bacteria). They also facilitate the production of the energy the body needs to ensure its vital functions. However, in too large quantities, they become harmful and violent towards other cells and tissues that stop working properly.
Free radicals increase naturally with age. They are then responsible for the destruction of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. At the same time, the body is no longer able to protect itself effectively since it produces fewer antioxidants, the "antidotal" molecules that help regulate free radicals. From that moment on, an imbalance slowly builds up and causes oxidative stress (also called oxidative stress). The main consequence of this situation is skin ageing, sometimes early, which results in the appearance of wrinkles and brown spots, loss of skin firmness and a duller complexion.
If this imbalance occurs with age, it can just as easily be caused by the daily aggressions that the body undergoes. Air pollution, sunlight (UVA/UVB), cigarette smoke, alcohol, anxiety, lifestyle and diet all have a role to play in a premature rise in free radicals.
How to fight oxidative stress?
The solution to avoid too great an increase in free radicals is to use anti-oxidants. When the body fails to produce enough of them, cosmetic care becomes a good source to support the skin in its fight against oxidative stress. Thus, it is important to ensure that your anti-aging and moisturizing creams contain anti-oxidant ingredients.
Miraclar Paris Laboratories' skin care formulas are made up of exclusive active ingredients such as avocado oil, Kigelia extract and vitamin E (which also improves the body's production of collagen). Thus, the day cream participates in blocking free radicals with a protective action on the epidermis from the morning routine. Its collagen-enriched formula further reduces wrinkles and restructures skin tissue. As for the night cream, it deeply nourishes and regenerates the skin during sleep, thanks to the avocado oil in its composition.
Oxidative stress occurs when the body is no longer able to defend itself against free radicals, in particular due to a low level of antioxidants in the body. Creams from Miraclar Paris Laboratories provide the skin with these essential molecules to prevent oxidative stress and thus delay the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots and dull complexion. In addition, the active ingredients in these treatments moisturize, nourish and protect for a radiant and healthy face.