You may suffer from bad skin due to your lifestyle. But have you ever considered free radicals (from air pollution) as one of the culprits too?
What does antioxidants do for skin?
By incorporating antioxidant-based products into your skincare routine, your skin is motivated to repair itself visibly such as from inflammation. Moreover, it prevents whiteheads from oxidising into blackhead. Additionally, you increase your skin’s defence against pollution and environmental damage (which are free radicals).
What are the best antioxidants?
Whether it’s being consumed or used topically, antioxidants have an endless list of amazing benefits for your health at large. Natural foods containing it are lemons, kiwis, berries, green teas, dark chocolates and more. But there are also many beauty brands that incorporate their extracts into products in order to penetrate straight into the skin.
Currently, one such product are antioxidant masks, which is a good way to relax and pamper your skin after a long week.
Here are some of the best antioxidant masks you can consider to give your skin the extra loving care.
One of the most loved face masks in Sephora is Fresh’s Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask. In fact, it’s a 3-time winner of Allure’s best of beauty award in 2008, 2009, and 2012. This hydrating treatment consists of advanced antioxidants that immediately reveals softer, firmer, and healthier-looking skin. It has a velvety whipped texture with a cooling effect that refreshes the skin and the senses.
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask is a pore-purifying mask that contains activated black charcoal which helps draw out impurities like a vacuum cleaner for the pores. This peel-off mask is also rich in anti-ageing Vitamin C and antioxidants that visibly reduce hyperpigmentation. Moreover, it minimises large pores, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and combats excess oil while leaving the skin looking radiant.
Mario Badescu’s Enzyme Revitalizing Mask is formulated with papaya and grapefruit extracts that act as natural exfoliants to slough away dead skin cells. This mask also has Vitamin A and E oils as well as Avena Sativa (oat extracts) that gived the skin a refreshed and glowing appearance while keeping it moisturised.
Best antioxidant Goji face mask
Price from RM35.90
Sukin Organic’s Super Greens Face Mask is a clay-based mask infused with Kale, Goji Berry, Spirulina, and Parsley that promotes a healthy and glowing complexion. Goji Berry is amongst the most popular antioxidant ingredients in skincare as it also helps with acne control, collagen production, and even out the skin tone.
The highlight of this mask is that it’s an all-natural product and it’s 100% vegan too!
Best antioxidant face mask with clay
Price from RM195.00
Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask is allegedly a magnet for toxins that helps purify and tighten pores instantly. It’s formulated with organic Liquorice and Old Man’s Weed that stimulates new cell production and tackles pigmentation clusters respectively.
Furthermore, there’s also antioxidant-rich Pomegranate and Rosemary Leaf Extract in this jar of clay mask for brighter and healthier skin.
Vitamin E is nature’s most effective lipid-soluble, which is a chain-breaking antioxidant that protects our cells against oxidative damage from free radicals. Klairs’ Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask incorporates Vitamin E, Niacinamide, and Adenosine to give the skin maximum brightening, whitening, hydrating and firming effects.
Best affordable antioxidant face mask
Price from RM3.00
For a quick skin pick-me-up, Nature Republic’s Real Nature Acai Berry Sheet Mask is perfect for it. Acai berries are extremely high in Vitamin C and they help to maintain skin’s radiance and youthfulness. Also, sheet masks like this are travel-friendly and they deliver wonderful immediate results.
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