7 Antioxidant Skincare Products Every City Girl Needs

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  April 04, 2019
  • Protect your skin against pollution with a layer of antioxidants.
    1 / 8 Protect your skin against pollution with a layer of antioxidants.

    In case you don’t know, free radicals are largely responsible for many signs of ageing such as wrinkles, dullness, dark spots and a loss of elasticity. When free radicals attack our skin cells, they set off a chain reaction and leave a wreckage of damaged skin cells, compromising skin barrier and dark spots.

    So where do free radicals come from? When we are exposed to UV rays and pollution particles in the air, we become susceptible to free radical damage. Which is why skin experts and derms often recommend sunscreens and antioxidants to be used together in order to ensure ample protection against the elements.

    When it comes to antioxidants, the options are boundless. Common antioxidants include vitamins C and E, but really, antioxidants provide protection against different free radicals. So in order to protect your skin from a wide spectrum of free radicals, it’s imperative that your skincare products contain a range of different antioxidants.

    (Also read: Best Brightening Serums to Restore the Glow in Your Skin)

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  • Estelle & Thild Biodefense Antioxidant Day Cream ($71 for 50ml)
    2 / 8 Estelle & Thild Biodefense Antioxidant Day Cream ($71 for 50ml)

    Packed with organic Nordic Superberry Complex, a powerful combination of antioxidants and vitamins, this protective day cream shields skin against free radicals, calms inflammation and speeds up skin’s healing process.

    Photo: Estelle & Thild

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  • Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50 ($28 for 177ml )
    3 / 8 Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50 ($28 for 177ml )

    Look no further than this fuss-free sunscreen spray. On top of providing SPF 50 broad spectrum UV protection, it also infuses skin with hydration and cocoons it with vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that neutralises free radical damage so your skin is properly protected. Plus, it has a water-resistant formula, making it perfect for outdoor use.

    Photo: Supergoop!

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  • Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil ($108 for 35ml)
    4 / 8 Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil ($108 for 35ml)

    Think of it as a nutrient-rich, superfood salad for your skin. Made of botanical oils that are rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, as well as vitamins and essential amino acids, it instantly calms irritation-prone skin, replenishes it with hydration while providing it with a dose of antioxidants for more resilient skin.

    (Also read: Superfoods Are Now Ingredients In Hair Products – Here’s What to Try)

    Photo: Sunday Riley

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  • Fresh Vitamin Nectar Anti-Oxidant Glow Water Skin Nutrition Face Mist ($39 for 100ml)
    5 / 8 Fresh Vitamin Nectar Anti-Oxidant Glow Water Skin Nutrition Face Mist ($39 for 100ml)

    For a mid-day pick-me-up, keep this refreshing face mist in your bag or at your desk. Enriched with vitamins, it douses skin in moisture and antioxidants for plump and radiant skin.

    Photo: Fresh

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  • Boscia Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer ($56 for 50g)
    6 / 8 Boscia Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer ($56 for 50g)

    Perfect for those with oily and congestion-prone skin, this lightweight, sebum-regulating moisturiser hydrates without any greasiness or stickiness. Meanwhile, it is made with antioxidants such as green tea, yeast extract and marine complex to calm redness and improve skin elasticity.

    (Also read: These Multi-Tasking Skincare Products are Like Spa Treatments in a Bottle)

    Photo: Boscia

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  • Grown Alchemist Antioxidant Facial Oil (about $36 for 20ml)
    7 / 8 Grown Alchemist Antioxidant Facial Oil (about $36 for 20ml)

    Exquisitely crafted with rosehip and camellia oil, this certified-organic face oil is rich in tocopherol and polyphenol, both powerful antioxidants to fend off free radical attack. Over time, this facial oil plumps skin, restores suppleness and softens the appearance of fine lines.

    Photo: Grown Alchemist

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  • Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Purifying Masque ($62 for 100ml)
    8 / 8 Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Purifying Masque ($62 for 100ml)

    As its name suggests, this purifying mask reverses environmental damage thanks to its effective blend of cilantro, orange and chestnut extracts. Once applied onto the skin, it draws out pollutants, heavy metal build-up and excess toxins while infusing skin with nutrients to revive dull skin.

    Photo: Kiehl’s

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