While mindbodygreen recommends smart supplements at any age, it becomes even more critical at 40. “Focusing on ways to maintain and strengthen collagen, and hydrate and soothe the skin, is key,” says Barr, suggesting that you should look for antioxidant and botanical supplements that support overall skin health. *
Antioxidants also help your body neutralize oxidative stress. If you don’t know, oxidative stress is what happens in the body when you are exposed to internal or external aggressors, and it wreaks havoc in all parts of your body. For the skin it uses up our natural content of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and ceramides and generally contributes to premature cell aging. If you can better combat oxidative stress in the body, you will be better off in the long run.
Cellular Beauty + from mindbodygreen contains four scientifically based cosmetic ingredients: * Astaxanthin, Phytoceramide, Ubiquinol CoQ10 and pomegranate whole fruit extract. It has been clinically proven that these ingredients support skin moisture, elasticity, suppleness, barrier function, wrinkle reduction and cell rejuvenation. *
Astaxanthin, a highly potent carotenoid, helps the skin deal with photodamage, while phytoceramides support natural skin hydration and skin barrier function. * Bioactive ubiquinol CoQ10 and whole fruit pomegranate extract promote cell rejuvenation, increase active CoQ10 levels (which decrease with age) and provide essential antioxidants to combat oxidative stress. *