While mindbodygreen recommends smart supplements at any age, it becomes even more critical come your 40s. “Focusing on ways to preserve and boost collagen as well as hydrate and soothe the skin is key,” says Barr, noting you should look for antioxidant and botanical supplements that aid in overall skin health.*
Antioxidants also help your body’s ability to neutralize oxidative stress.* If you don’t know, oxidative stress is what happens inside the body when you’re exposed to internal or external aggressors, and it wreaks havoc on all parts of your body. For the skin, it depletes our natural levels of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and just generally contributes to premature cell aging. If you are better able to combat oxidative stress in the body, you’ll fare out better long term.
mindbodygreen’s cellular beauty+ contains four science-backed cosmeceutical ingredients:* astaxanthin, phytoceramides, ubiquinol CoQ10, and pomegranate whole fruit extract. These ingredients are clinically shown to support skin hydration, elasticity, smoothness, barrier function, wrinkle reduction, and cellular rejuvenation.*
Astaxanthin, a highly potent carotenoid, helps skin deal with photodamage, while phytoceramides help support natural skin hydration and skin barrier function.* Bioactive ubiquinol CoQ10 and whole fruit pomegranate extract promote cellular rejuvenation, increase active CoQ10 levels (which decline with age), and deliver key antioxidants to combat oxidative stress.*
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