Up the ante with these antioxidant rich products

Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting free radical production, which can damage the skin. With daily use, they can reduce lentigines (sun spots), help combat visible signs of aging and calm skin inflammations. Several antioxidants provide the skin with hydration and increase moisture retention to help revitalise dull-looking skin.

Vitamin C

Ultraceuticals Ultra C Firming Serum, €79.50, is a corrective serum that combines the power of pure vitamin C plus powerful peptides for visibly firmer, resilient looking skin.

This age-defying serum will help to visibly smooth wrinkle depth and skin firmness. The heritage product of the Ultraceuticals brand, Ultra C serum originally launched Ultraceuticals into the cosmeceutical skincare market in 1998 as a frontrunner serum for its efficacious anti-ageing ingredients. Vitamin C has antioxidant and brightening properties. Micro elastin helps to rejuvenate and renew the appearance of the skin. Micro collagen is a powerful messenger peptide and a fragment of collagen that supports microelastin to help the skin to look firmer and more youthful.

The Citrus and Kale Potent C+E Masque, €79, from eminence.ie will nourish the skin. This superfood cream-gel masque is enriched with potent vitamin C and E to brighten, protect and boost collagen production. Vitamin c derived from wholefood citrus ingredients reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lightens dark spots while vitamin E calms inflammation and leafy greens boost antioxidant protection.

Also from Eminence is the Lime Refresh Tonique which is a refreshing toner for all skin types, particularly normal to oily skin. Rich in vitamin C, this invigorating mist tones and balances the skin’s appearance with freshly squeezed lime juice. The skin is left toned and balanced.


Patchology has incorporated two much loved items this summer - refreshing sheet masks and rosé. What more could you want? These impressive eye gel and sheet masks are packed with antioxidants to protect skin against external aggressors and will help replenish the under eyes from the summer heat as well as having you looking refreshed all summer long! Best served chilled, these smart patches and sheet masks act fast and give optimum results within five minutes. Patchology is known for its expert ingredient delivery systems that work swiftly and provide superior results that keep up with that busy schedule whether it’s five minutes or when you want to slow down and enjoy the process.

Each patch is specially formulated with:

• Resveratrol - a natural antioxidant found in grapes that protects skin and calms inflammation

• Hyaluronic acid - hydrates skin to help improve elasticity

• Strawberry extract - a rich source of vitamin C and folic acid, protects skin from free radicals while softening the skin

Meanwhile the Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm will help to lift the eye area, smooth wrinkles and plump the skin.

French brand Caudalie is a beautiful pharmacy brand with high quality effective ingredients. Formulated with an advanced plant complex and peptides, under eye puffiness is reduced to reveal a well-rested and more youthful look. The highly effective yet natural formula can also be used on the lip area. It is the perfect night time eye treat.