Name: Antioxidant Serum With ROS* Terminator
Brand: Skin Actives
Size: 1oz and 4oz
Price: $25.25 and $90.00
From Skin Actives:
This ready to use formulation is now our preferred delivery method for our best water soluble antioxidants. Includes our exclusive protein Superoxide Dismutase. Use it to fight free radicals formed by exposure to the sun, pollution, and imperfections in the inner workings of our own mitochondria.
What I liked:
– sinks quickly into the skin
– rich in antioxidants, it helps prevent premature aging
– makes skin smoother and brighter
– provides some light hydration
– practical packaging keeps antioxidant stable
What I didn’t like:
– some people may find the consistency a bit too runny for their taste
What does Skin Actives Antioxidant Serum with ROS* Terminator has in common with its namesake killer robot warrior from the future? They both won’t stop until their mission is accomplished. In the serum’s case, that’s destroying ROS*, molecules containing oxygen that form as a natural byproduct of respiration and that can cause damage to the skin.
Our body has the means to naturally deal with ROS*. But if you live in a polluted city or spend a lot of time outdoors without sunscreen, ROS* levels dramatically increase. When that happens, your body needs help to get rid of them and prevent oxidative stress from damaging your skin.
What’s ROS* Terminator?
Skin Actives has come up with a potent formula that can destroy ROS*. It is made up of several ingredients: Sea kelp bioferment, a water binding agent with moisturizing properties; Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that can fight oxidative stress and gives the serum its pale brownish red colour; Superoxide Dismutase, an antioxidant that can fight free radicals, with catalase, an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen and has antioxidant properties as well; Thioredoxins, proteins that act as antioxidants; Glutathione, an antioxidant that mitigates DNA-damage; and Glutaredoxin, another antioxidant which fights oxidative damage as well.
Even more antioxidants!
ROS* Terminator is a wonderful formula that protects your skin from oxidative damage and the premature signs of aging it causes, but the serum also contains other powerful antioxidants that can help skin look younger for longer.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a powerful and stable form of Vitamin C that can boost collagen production, brighten skin, and increase moisture levels. Epigallocatechin Gallate, found in green tea, can help prevent collagen breakdown and the depletion of antioxidant enzymes, and reduce both the inflammation and redness caused by sun exposure.
The serum also contains ferulic acid. It is one of my favourite antioxidants for its ability to destroy three three types of free radicals: superoxide, hydroxyl radical, and nitric oxide. According to a 1999 study, it may also help reduce hyperpigmentation too.
Niacinamide, a do-it-all wonder
Niacimanide, a stable form of Vitamin B3, is another of my favourite skincare ingredients, and one that’s always present in my skincare routine. What so special about it? It’s a multitasker. Niacinamide helps keep skin moisturized, can reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, soothe rosacea, and treat acne too!
My personal experience
Skin Actives Antioxidant Serum with ROS*Terminator has a runny consistency that’s slightly thicker than water. Yet, it is easy to apply and absorbs quickly into the skin, without leaving neither a greasy residue nor a tint behind.
The serum provides some light hydration, but more importantly, made my skin brighter and smoother. Not only my skin now looks great, but, with regular use of the antioxidants rich serum, it will stay younger-looking for longer.
Distilled Water (Aqua), Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Carnosine (L-), Carnitine (L-), Tetrahydrocurcuminoids (Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane), Ferulic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG, Green Tea, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Aloe Polysaccharides (Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract), 3-Deoxyanthocyanidin, Lycopene, Glutathione, Glutaredoxin, Thioredoxin, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Catalase, Porphyridium extract, Fucoxanthin, Astaxanthin, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Available at: Skin Actives
Chock-full of antioxidants, Skin Actives Antioxidant Serum with ROS* Terminator helps prevent the premature signs of aging, provides some light hydration, and makes skin brighter and smoother.