Antioxidants in skincare

Antioxidants in skincare products protect the skin from environmental damage, such as UV radiation, pollution, and stress. When applied topically, antioxidants can neutralize free radicals, preventing them from causing oxidative stress and damage to the skin cells. At Melyon, our products contain antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and more. They help reduce signs of ageing, improve skin texture, and enhance skin health. 

Most common antioxidants in skincare:
Vitamin C: a potent antioxidant that brightens the skin, evens out skin tone and protects against UV damage. It can help reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots, which are common concerns for darker skin tones. It also enhances collagen production, leading to smoother and firmer skin. Find Vitamin C as an active ingredient in Melyon Day Cream.

Vitamin E: moisturizes the skin and provides protection against free radicals. It prevents and reduces the appearance of scars and dark spots, which can be more noticeable on darker skin. It also supports skin repair and improves elasticity. Find Vitamin E in Melyon Day Cream and/or all active ingredients in Facial Set.

Brassica Extract: contains polyphenols that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can soothe irritation and reduce inflammation, which is beneficial for darker skin that may be prone to conditions like acne or eczema. It helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and improve skin texture. Find Brassica Extract as an active ingredient in Melyon Detox Serum.

Skin tone and antioxidants:
Antioxidants can benefit all skin tones, but their effects may be particularly significant for darker skin tones. People with darker skin tones often have higher levels of melanin, which provides some natural protection against UV radiation. This doesn't mean they are immune to environmental and sun damage or ageing effects caused by free radicals.

Antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Brassica Extract can specifically address common concerns for darker skin tones, such as hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

It's important to note that sunscreen is still crucial for protecting all skin tones, including darker skin, from UV damage. While darker skin has more natural melanin, it is not enough to prevent sun damage entirely. Using sunscreen in combination with antioxidant skincare provides the best skin health, reduces the risk of skin cancer, and helps maintain an even skin tone.