Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  This skincare ingredient is one of the most powerful and intelligent antioxidants out there.  To understand how spin trap molecules benefits your skin, you first have to understand what they do.

  • Free radicals are molecules that are destructive to our skin.  Examples of free radicals are sun exposure, pollution, bacteria, smoke, alcohol, etc.  You got it, all the bad stuff!
  • Antioxidants are like the knights in shining armor – they clash with free radicals in order to stop damage from happening.  Examples of damage would be dehydration, aging, dark spots, wrinkles, and all the other stuff we don’t like.

Now, the way spin trap differs from your typical antioxidant is that they PREVENT damage instead of just reacting to it.  Think of them like a big rubber net that catches the bad stuff and kills it before it can even attempt to cause damage.  This reduces the chance of the free radicals inflicting any damage in the skin before a typical antioxidant has a chance to diffuse it.  Think of it like a ‘better safe than sorry’ kind of situation.
*Look for this intelligent skincare ingredient in our Opti-Crystal eye serum, which includes the ‘phenyl t-butylinitrone’ spin trap molecule.

Priya Crumpton
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