Inflamed skin needs to come back to its balanced state. While it’s important to look at the cause of inflammation, and understand the underlying cause there are multiple treatments. There are many anti-inflammatory skincare ingredients that can help you treat your inflammation.
It’s important to look at the ingredients in your skincare to target and treat your inflammation.
Antioxidants as the number one anti-inflammatory skincare ingredient
Exposure to environmental stressors such as UV rays, smoke and chemicals can cause your skin's cells to produce excessive amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS). This overproduction may trigger inflammatory skin diseases like Rosacea or psoriasis. Antioxidants can be your best weapon against ROS.
Antioxidants aid in the reduction of indications of aging. Oxidative stress breaks down collagen, hampers the skin’s natural repair process, and causes inflammation. Antioxidants prevent and repair these obvious indications by scavenging free radicals, giving skin a more youthful look.
Antioxidants also aid in the prevention of the damage caused by UV rays. They aid in the skin’s self-repair and mend visible damage by lowering inflammation and brighten skin tone.
Top antioxidants to look for in your skincare products as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Resveratrol.
Vitamin C as Key to Targeting Inflammation
This powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient has been shown to improve the tone of the skin and its texture, moisturise the skin, and minimise signs of ageing. Vitamin C can brighten your complexion and protect your skin from sun damage and damaging free radicals.
Eating food containing Vitamin C is not the only method to reap its skin-health benefits. When it comes to maintaining healthy skin, researchers have discovered that applying vitamin C to the skin or using products that contain vitamin C are far more beneficial techniques than taking it orally.
Check your skincare for products containing Vitamin C as an anti-inflammatory skincare ingredient.
Vitamin E as another crucial anti-inflammatory
Vitamin E as an antioxidant is necessary for keeping skin healthy. Vitamin E is usually delivered to the skin via sebum. Topical application can also offer vitamin E to the skin and particular vitamin E forms that are not found in the diet. Using vitamin E topically to your skin can help nourish and protect it from free radical damage. In addition, Vitamin E is capable of absorbing energy from ultraviolet rays. Therefore, vitamin E works toward reducing the skin damage caused by the sun.
As a result, it plays a significant function in limiting skin damage caused by UV-induced free radicals. Vitamin E may have anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Vitamin A – you may already know of this as Retinol
Retinol, is an antioxidant derivative of vitamin A, is very efficient because of its small molecular structure. Retinol is effective at working toward fighting wrinkles and improving skin tone. Retinol promotes the growth of new skin cells. Retinol also penetrates deep enough into the skin to stimulate collagen formation and expedite cell regeneration and repair.
Topical retinoids however, can be very harsh on the skin, particularly skin that is already inflamed.
Chamomile a Natural Inflammation Calmer
Chamomile extract contains flavonoids, which have potent anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds can help to reduce skin redness and swelling, making them an effective ingredient for those who have sensitive or irritated skin.
Jojoba Oil to Calm Sensitive Skin
Jojoba oil has soothing anti-inflammatory agents, healing properties, is moisturising, and is a natural antimicrobial. Jojoba Oil hydrates the skin, balances natural oil production, delivers antioxidant protection, has anti-inflammatory effects, may have some antibacterial properties, and can also help reduce acne.
Anti-inflammatories for to tackle Inflammation is a no Brainer
Anti-inflammatories are an important part of treating inflammatory ski conditions such as Roscaea and Acne. People with inflamed skin have higher levels of an inflammatory mediator called cathelicidins, which are part of the skin's defense system. Red Algae contains bioactive compounds that can inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and reduce the expression of inflammatory genes.
Red Algae is a Key Anti-inflammatory Skincare Ingredient
As you will have seen from our list of top anti-inflammatory skincare ingredients, there is a whole host of things to look for on the back of that inkey list. Red Algae is a wonder ingredient because it naturally contains nearly all of these key vitamins, minerals and nutrients to naturally heal inflammation.
The best thing is that Red Algae is natural meaning it won’t trigger any flare-ups or increased sensitivity.
Red Algae contains nature’s most powerful antioxidant Astaxanthin. This substance rich in natural sources of Vitamin A, is six thousand times more effective than Vitamin C at neutralising free radicals and 550 times better than Vitamin E in this respect. It also is rich in anti-inflammatories called Cathelcidans.
The Red Algae Recovery & Repair Gel: Your Anti-Inflammatory Super Product
Our Recovery & Repair Gel is our super-product for inflammation. It’s a daily-use gel that is rich in Astaxanthin. We’ve combined this with Chamomile, Jojoba Oil and Calendula to soothe, hydrate and nourish the skin.
It’s able to effectively tackle the cause of inflammation deep within the skin’s dermis while also soothing, moisturising and protecting the skin.
You can read more about our gel and shop it here.