what are free radicals? the invisible daily threat to our health

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We are now, more than ever, aware of the invisible germs that can threaten our health. Knowledge is power in terms of staying protected from these daily threats. 

Educate yourself on free radicals, the unstable atoms which damage cells. If the skin is exposed to them, they can cause disease and premature ageing. 

Free radicals can be detrimental to your health, so it is important to ensure your skin is protected to prevent them from damaging the body.

What are Free Radicals? 

Free radicals break down cells over time which weaken them and can lead to degenerative processes. 

Studies have linked free radicals to the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disorders, cataracts and diabetes. 

Exposure to free radicals is also thought to contribute to premature signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, sagging and hair loss. 

The Science

Free radicals are atoms which have an unstable outer shell due to a lack of electrons. These atoms will attempt to bond with other atoms in order to complete their outer shell.

Free radicals are atoms which are highly reactive to substances. Free radical oxygen molecules can cause a process known as oxidative stress. If the skin is exposed to oxidative stress it can cause cell damage, leading to disease and signs of premature ageing. 

Protect Yourself from Free Radicals with Avant Skincare 

We have carefully formulated products which work to both protect you during the day and repair your skin overnight, fighting damage from free radicals. 

Our Profusion Algae Revitalising & Firming Anti-Pollution Day Cream enhances skin's power of protection, for tailor-made daily defence. Adapting to the level of exposure, it also safeguards skin internally and externally from UV rays, pollution and free radicals. 

Our Ceramides Soothing & Protective Day Cream SPF 20 is a potent, free radical-fighting blend, that aims to neutralise the effects of everyday exposure to environmental aggressors – preventing irreparable DNA damage, to maintain your skin’s youthful bloom. 

The Profusion Algae Regenerative & Tightening Anti-Pollution Night Treatment is a gentle, soothing and firming moisturiser formulated for all skin types skin temporarily irritated by aggressors, including pollution, climatic conditions, stress or non-invasive microdermabrasion. Overnight, the complexion is re-balanced and nurtured back to a more resilient, less reactive state. 

Discover our Age Protect & UV Range for our products which work to protect you from the daily threat of free radicals 


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