Most of us know that our bodies need nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in order to maintain a healthy body balance. Vitamins are antioxidants that are necessary in order to prevent and reduce so-called oxidative stress.
WHAT IS OXIDATIVE STRESS?
Oxidation processes are important for our bodies to function optimally, and they constantly take place in our bodies. An example of an oxidation process is when our bodies digest food. Oxidation releases free radicals which can lead to oxidative stress if they are not balanced with antioxidants. Free radicals are the outcome of a long chemical process naturally taking place in our bodies, but they can be harmful to the cells of our bodies if above-mentioned imbalance happen.
To be more specific the illustration below shows an oxidation in an apple. On the left side it has been treated with antioxidants and the free radicals have not taken over. On the right side it has not been treated with antioxidants and the free radicals have destroyed the surface of the apple. It is a huge difference right?
CAN SOURCES FROM OUTSIDE INCREASE THE CHANCES OF OXIDATIVE STRESS?
The answer is: Yes they can. Not only does the body itself produce damaging free radicals. Especially sources tgat come from our everyday surroundings can lead to an overweight of free radicals. Oxidative stress appears if there happen to be less beneficial antioxidants than free radicals. If oxidative stress occurs, it can lead to early ageing, damage the skin and create a breeding ground for various diseases.
In our everyday life we are exposed to and surrounded by components that increase the chances of oxidative stress. Components that we do not necessarily pay attention to since they cannot be spotted with the naked eye.
Examples of these are:
- Cigarette smoke
- Pollution from vehicles
- Polluted air
- UV-radiation from the sun
A NATURAL HELPING HAND TO REDUCE OXIDATIVE STRESS
Oxidative stress can be hard to fight, and it is impossible to avoid free radicals entirely. However, we are able to supply our bodies with beneficial antioxidants from products containing A-vitamin, C-vitamin, B6-vitamin, E-vitamin, Selen and Zink. These vitamins and minerals are naturally found in fruit, vegetables, and nuts.
NATURIGIN TAKES A STAND AGAINST OXIDATIVE STRESS
It is not only the food we eat and digest that affect oxidative stress. The beauty products that our body each day are exposed to play a big role as well. That is why it is important to pay attention to the ingredients in our everyday beauty products.
In NATURIGIN we prioritize natural protective- and nursing ingredients, and we are constantly eager to improve the conditions for both hair and skin. That is why the content of our products are carefully selected and especially one ingredient is beneficial when it comes to reducing the risks of oxidative stress, the Peach Flower Extract.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS WITH ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES
Peach Flower Extract is rich in beneficial antioxidant activity which helps to fight against free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. Not only does the extract have antioxidant activity, it is also anti-pollutive which helps the natural barriers of both our scalp and hair.
Peach Flower Extract is found in our new innovative and unique dry shampoo formula, Dry Shampoo Mousse. The mousse is perfect for those who want an alternative to our Invisible On The Go Light Dry Shampoo. With a foaming consistency, the Dry Shampoo Mousse quickly and effectively absorbs into both scalp and hair and leaves a clean and fresh finish.
Besides the new Peach Flower Extract, the Dry Shampoo Mousse contains a lot of other advantageous nordic ingredients such as:
- Nordic Cotton Grass
Especially cranberry and bilberry are rich in antioxidants and are therefore two very rewarding sources when it comes to fighting against oxidative stress. Nordic Cotton Grass is an ingredient that helps to moisturize and nourish the skin and scalp.