The term ‘free radicals’ made its way into the American mainstream with the introduction of the healthy living mindset of the early 21st century. Today it is a term that gets bandied about a little too loosely for health and wellness purposes. Be that as it may, free radicals are believed to be a serious enemy to skin health. This is why companies such as Poéthique go to great lengths to make products capable of reducing the damage caused by free radicals.
Scientifically speaking, a free radical is any molecule with an unpaired electron in its outer shell. Free radicals can be biologically relevant or non-relevant, based on their composition. What is most important to the skin is that biologically relevant free radicals are highly reactive with other substances. Much of their reactive nature relates to oxidation.
Highly reactive free radicals are essentially trying to balance themselves by grabbing hold of another electron that can be paired with it. This reaction is that which causes paint and ink to fade, plastic to deteriorate, and paper products to break down over time. It is also what causes aging of the skin.
Free Radical Aging
The free radical theory of aging (FRTA) suggests that various organisms age because free radical damage in cells builds up over time. The theory is based primarily on a small number of free radicals like superoxide. The theory further explains that if it were possible to prevent cumulative free radical damage, it would also be possible to slow down the aging process.
Over the years, there have been several different studies that have proven lifespan can be extended by reducing the oxidative damage of free radicals. Yeast is an excellent example. Yeast has shown itself to live longer when exposed to less oxidative stress.
The idea behind a product like Poéthique Radiance Boosting Serum is to fortify healthy skin cells so that the cumulative damage caused by free radicals is reduced. There is no product capable of completely halting the aging process altogether. Any product advertised as such is not genuine. What we can do is reduce the effects of aging by addressing the kinds of damage that manifest itself as those effects.
How Poéthique Works
Poéthique uses extracts from two different kinds of plums to deal with free radical damage. Both extracts contain significant levels of anthocyanin, an antioxidant compound with free radical fighting characteristics. Simply put, antioxidants reduce the damage caused by free radicals along with improving cellular function. The latter has additional benefits built in.
Improved cellular function promotes natural collagen production, improves skin elasticity, addresses damage done by the sun, and promotes younger, healthier skin cells that are better able to withstand environmental exposure.
Poéthique Radiance Boosting Serum will not make anyone look 20 years younger overnight. First of all, its benefits take time to emerge. Second, each person reacts to a daily skin care regimen differently. One person may look drastically younger while another person notices only a slight difference. The key is to try it yourself and see how it works.
Now you know why free radicals are an enemy of the skin. You can do something to fight them by making Poéthique Radiance Boosting Serum part of your daily skin care regimen.