Antioxidants: a cosmetic essential

Antioxidants: a cosmetic essential


A cosmetic and health essential, antioxidants protect our body from premature aging by opposing the action of free radicals. As a result, our whole body functions better and longer. What are they? What are their roles? Where to find them?


Antioxidants are molecules that are naturally present in many foods and have the function of neutralizing free radicals. The latter damage our cells and are responsible for oxidative stress. This phenomenon causes a loss of radiance, the appearance of spots and promotes skin aging. 

Free radicals are present in our daily lives and attack our skin:

  • The sun, in moderation, is good for the skin and the body. On the other hand, overexposure to UVA rays or even artificial light affects our cells and damages them. 

  • City life increases the contact with free radicals with a concentration of pollution and dust.

  • Cigarettes contain free radicals which, once inhaled, cause damage to the health of the skin. Smokers see their skin lose its radiance and age more quickly. 

  • A diet concentrated in saturated fatty acids with an overconsumption of meat, deli meats, fried foods and alcohol represents the greatest trigger of free radicals. 


Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the excessive amount of free radicals and antioxidants.

This imbalance favors the appearance of chronic diseases and contributes to the deterioration of skin cells: loss of radiance, spots, premature signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, sagging). 

It is therefore essential to protect oneself from free radicals through a healthy lifestyle and cosmetic care concentrated in antioxidants.


Incorporating antioxidant products into your beauty routine is especially recommended for urban skin that is exposed to pollution. However, they are beneficial for all skin types and conditions and have many benefits.

It is difficult to make an exhaustive list of the virtues of antioxidants because they have a global impact on your skin. They are essential for a youthful and radiant complexion! 

  • Anti-aging: a real shield against time, antioxidants limit the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. A smooth and firm skin thanks to an antioxidant routine.

  • Radiance: Pollution, dust and even cigarettes will not affect your glow. Antioxidants protect your skin so that it retains all its glow!

  • Anti-inflammatory: Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that manifests itself by redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Antioxidants fight against these inflammations which damage your epidermis. 

  • Regenerating: Antioxidants affect all aspects of your skin, making it a global treatment that addresses all skin issues. The health of your complexion is linked to antioxidants, they regenerate your skin in depth.

When choosing your cosmetics, it is wise to find mixtures of several sources of antioxidants to fight against several families of free radicals.


Numerous studies have been conducted to determine the antioxidant capacity of foods and cosmetics.

  • Creams, serums and masks containing antioxidant molecules: vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, coenzyme,Q 10, Akane oil,etc.

  • The most antioxidant fruits: plums, apples (especially the Akane apple!), pomegranate, figs and red fruits (raspberries, blueberries, goji berries, cranberries oracaiberries).

  • Antioxidant vegetables: broccoli, spinach, kidney beans, artichoke hearts and pinto beans.

  • Nuts: pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds.

  • Brewer's yeast is also very rich in antioxidants.

Finally, and most will jump for joy, foods like dark chocolate, wine, green tea, coffee or oregano are also among the most powerful antioxidant foods. To be consumed in moderation of course.


Akane in addition to a cosmetic brand is at the origin of an oleoactive antioxidant: the oleoactive Akane.

After two years of research, the Akane team discovered the ideal recipe that responds to the problems of all skin types. The result is a powerful antioxidant that is 7 times more effective than pure vitamin E.

This formula uses the natural antioxidant properties of the fruit and leaves of the apple Akane fruit and leaves combined with rose hip oil rich in omega 3. After numerous tests between different fruits, the Akane came out as having the the highest concentration in antioxidants that can offer benefits to thefacts cosmetic incomparable cosmetic benefits.

Each product Akane product has in its formulaoleoactive. The regenerating care oil has 12% of this ingredient so beneficial to your skin.

Each treatment Akane skin care product offers your skin a shield against free radicals. A radiant, fresh and regenerated complexion, protected from the signs of aging. à to your radiant complexion.



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