Free Radicals & Antioxidants....What and Why?

Sam Murton

Posted on September 28 2018

Free Radicals & Antioxidants....What and Why?
Free radicals are something that you’ve probably heard loads when it comes to skincare. We know they’re bad, but what on earth are they, why are they bad for our skin and how can antioxidants help? Essentially, free radicals are molecules whose electrons have split into single atoms and are no longer part of a pair, making them unstable. Because they want to remain a pair, they go off in search of a new partner, attacking healthy cells to try and gain another electron. This causes damage to the healthy cell and when it comes to your skin, can cause accelerated signs of ageing, lines and wr...