5 Reasons Your Skincare Needs Antioxidants | Clozette

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If you're like most people who want good skin, then you know that aside from living a healthy lifestyle, a good set of skincare products that contain antioxidant ingredients is something that should be part of your beauty arsenal. From brightening your skin, to flushing out toxins, a good antioxidant product contains beneficial ingredients extracted from a variety of natural sources, presenting a host of skincare benefits for smoother, younger looking skin. 


If you're still not convinced, here are 5 reasons why antioxidants are important in skincare.


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It protects you from the environment



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The first thing you need to know about antioxidants is that they are first in line when it comes to defending your body from free radicals. Free radicals are highly unstable and reactive molecules that damage cells. That includes your skin cells--which are actually most vulnerable to free radical damage from external sources like pollution and UV rays that you encounter in day-to-day life. 


Antioxidants work by countering unstable molecules by "donating” electrons. This results in creating a protective layer against free radicals and other pollutants. You can up this protection by including more antioxidant-rich food in your diet such as tomatoes, pomegranates, berries, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and leafy greens; and by also adding an antioxidant based skincare product in your beauty regimen.

It keeps you looking young



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That hard truth about ageing is that you can't prevent it from happening. The good news is that you can delay it. Antioxidants are the superstar ingredients when it comes to anti-ageing issues. By nature, antioxidants combat the damage behind both the visible and hidden signs of skin ageing. This is done by plumping the skin to make it appear more youthful--which in turn, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. To add to that, antioxidants also enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens and the rest of your beauty products in preventing and correcting sun damage. So yes, it's best to start your anti-ageing skincare routine when you're young to keep that radiant glow. 



It helps repair skin



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Throughout the years, your skin cells are continuously damaged due to sun exposure, pollution, stress, bad eating habits, and harsh skincare products. Products with a variety of antioxidants is what you need to combat this. It'll be even better if they are products with a combination of various antioxidants. Think: berries, vitamin c, and pomegranates (fun fact: pomegranates are known to have the most amount of antioxidants, even surpassing red wine and tea tree oil). It works by reducing the appearance of scar tissue and increasing blood flow, thus minimizing the size of the scar, and encouraging the development of new skin. 



It clears blemishes



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Red marks, inflammation, acne, scars--these are just some of the skincare problems we loathe seeing on our faces. It's a good thing that antioxidants are there to save the day! Blemish creams may heal your skin from these problems from the outside, but antioxidants heal from inside out.  Antioxidants calm inflammation by increasing circulation and cell metabolism which in turn, evens out the skin tone and help keep acne, wrinkles, and inflammation at bay. Hello, clear skin! 



It boosts sun protection



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Sunscreen is one of the most important steps in any skincare regimen; but did you know that by simply incorporating more antioxidants in your beauty regimen, you'd be able to further boost your sun protections? Unlike sunscreen, antioxidants are able to guard your cells from the inside, giving you another layer of protection against the sun by fortifying your skin against sun damage. So boost your sun protection by complementing your daily sunscreen regimen with a skincare product rich in antioxidants such as the Estée Lauder Nutritious line.



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A makeup look is never complete without our eyebrows on point. From natural, brushy, graphic, falsely neglected or highly remodeled...brows strengthen the face’s character and assert it. But for some, brows can sometimes be the biggest struggle when completing a makeup look--it's so easy to mess-up the brow and ruin the overall makeup look.

With the new Brow Artist Collection from L’Oréal Paris, the art of brows is made easy as the collection is designed to give women access to the expertise of makeup artists to refine, thicken, shape, accentuate, and define their eyebrows.

So for the most customized brow look, here are two new items from L’Oréal Paris to check out the next time you're out beauty shopping!

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BROW ARTIST GENIUS KIT


Styling your brows has never been easier with the new Brow Artist Genius Kit. It's the ultimate tool for designing your brows like a pro. In 3 easy steps--shape, shade, and style--you can create all kinds of brow looks, from the boldest to the most natural brow.


Brow Artist Genius Kit is now available at L’Oréal Paris makeup counters in The Philippines for only PHP 400.

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BROW ARTIST DESIGNER PRO

The Brow Artist Designer Pro is a 3-in-1 pencil that allows you to shape, shade, and style your brows with ease. It features 3 products in one slim tube: a crayon pencil, a brow powder, and a brow brush. Experience the art of brows in 3 easy steps: SHAPE the brows by lining in the arch with the crayon tip, SHADE by filling with the powder, and STYLE into place with the brow brush.

Brow Artist Designer Pro is now available at L’Oréal Paris makeup counters in The Philippines for only PHP 500.
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When it comes to our makeup, sometimes we want to go bold and other times we're in the mood for something subtle--creating a no-makeup makeup look that is all about emphasizing our best features in a soft, natural way (without caked-on makeup or striking contouring). It's a great makeup look for casual denim and t-shirt days, or when you just want to look effortless, light, and carefree but still stylish in a flowy day-dress.

So at the recent L’Oréal Paris True Match Event, we got a peek into their top tips on how to create that perfect no-makeup-makeup look. The secret: a flawless base.

Here are the 4 easy steps to create this look:

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Step 1: Prime Your Face



If you love primers that blur away pores and fine lines for skin that looks smooth and luminous, then this is a product you need to swatch. It's a lightweight, non-greasy skin primer with concentrated light reflectors to create that perfect base for foundation.

True Match Blur Cream is now available at L’Oreal Paris makeup counters in The Philippines for PHP 400.
Step 2: A Foundation That Matches Your Skin Perfectly



The next thing you need for a flawless base is a super-blendable, lightweight foundation that offers a flawless, natural-looking finish with buildable coverage. And for this, you definitely need to swatch the newly reformulated True Match Liquid Foundation. Best thing about it? The world’s number one foundation now also comes in a sleeker silver bottle with a pump!

Available in 15 shades--from fair, medium, to deeper skin tones--each shade is formulated to go beyond just matching skin colour, but most importantly matching the skin's undertone--from warm, neutral, to cool. 

True Match Liquid Foundation is available at L’Oreal Paris makeup counters in The Philippines for only PHP 600. 


Step 3: Conceal & Blend



A flawless base is all about softly concealing imperfections on the face--from pimples to skin discolouration to those pesky eye bags. Pick an easy easy-to-use concealer that offers customizable coverage and precise application, effortlessly concealing the tiniest of blemishes to larger areas of imperfections. 

True Match Crayon Concealer is now available in L’Oreal Paris makeup counters in The Philippines for PHP 500.


Step 4: Colour Match Everything


Once your base is done and looking flawless, finish off the look with a blush and lip shade that perfectly matches your skin colour and tone. So to take out the guess work, find your #TrueMatch at your nearest L’Oreal Paris makeup counter and take note of your foundation shade. Use that as reference to perfectly pair the rest of your makeup to match the shade.

The shades of L’Oréal's True Match Foundation coordinate perfectly with the True Match Blur Cream, BB Cream, Two-Way Foundation, Crayon Concealer, Liquid Concealer, Powder, and Blush, for a makeup look that’s true to your complexion.


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