3 Questions About Antioxidants in Your Skin Care

You probably already know antioxidants are great for your skin, but did you know why? Read on to make a more informed choice the next time you go skincare shopping!

Q1. How do antioxidants work?

Oxidation is a process that occurs throughout nature – think of rusting iron or the browning flesh of a cut apple. The discolouration, wrinkles, and fine lines that we see on our skin are also due to oxidation. Antioxidants work by neutralising free radicals, which are unstable atoms that have an unpaired electron in their outermost shell. These unstable atoms are like a knife without a sheath. Antioxidants act as the sheath, preventing free radicals from attacking collagen strands and other cells of your skin’s architecture.

Q2. What should you look out for when buying skincare with antioxidants?

When buying your lotions, creams, and serums, look out for products that are in dark brown, blue or opaque bottles, or metal tubes as this helps tackle the problem of rapid antioxidant breakdown.

Some skincare companies also include Vitamin C in a separate package, which you can mix into your moisturiser at the time of use. Ferulic acid, which is a common plant compound, is also often used as an effective stabiliser.

Q3. Which antioxidant is the best?

Like fruit and vegetables, antioxidants work best when you have a variety of them. So, treat your skin to an array of potent, stable, and well-researched antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and green tea!

Here are some products that are rich in antioxidants!

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer 50ml

 This serum comes in a custom dual-chamber bottle
 that delivers Clinique’s Even Better Clinical Dark Spot
 Corrector as well as a new soothing Optimizer that
 protects your skin against future darkening.

 SGD $ 135
 Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza L1, TANGS VivoCity
 L1 and on


Laneige Clear C Advance Effector 150ml 

 This essence comes chockfull with superberries like
 Acerola and Acai berry extract, which is said to help
 prevent the formation of pigmentation and freckles. 

 SGD $56
 Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza L1, TANGS VivoCity
 L1, and on


Estee Lauder Nutritious Radiant Essence Oil 30ml

 Made with a nourishing blend of Pomegranate Nectar
 Infusion plus Vitamin E, this concoction feeds your
 skin with powerful vita-nutrients, creating a healthy

 SGD $ 102
 Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza L1, TANGS VivoCity
 L1 and on


Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 50ml

 Formulated with 10.5 percent pure Vitamin C, this
 product helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and
 wrinkles while stimulating collagen production and
 gently exfoliating skin for a healthier-looking

 SGD $ 98
 Available at TANGS at Tangs Plaza, L1 and on


Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate 50ml

 With a combination of ingredients that include
 Bulgarian Rose Water, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract,
 Shiso, and Thyme, this product helps boost your
 skin’s immune system to combat the effects of
 environmental damage and other signs of ageing.

 SGD $ 145
 Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza L1, TANGS VivoCity
 L1 and on


Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea 150ml

 This foaming-face wash comes with White Tea, which
 is rich in antioxidants, as well as Palm, Coconut, and
 Oat Amino Acid that help rid your skin of harmful free
 radical-releasing impurities.

 SGD $ 45
 Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza, L1 and

Grab your very own bottle of antioxidant goodness now!