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Why does I Max EXCELLENCE #LA Lipo-Antioxidant Facial Serum Fortified by Retinol, Tocopherol, CoQ-10, Rosehip Seed and Arnica Oil 1 Oz have good antioxidant as well as soothing effects?

Johnny Yu

This lipophilic (no water contained in the product) is a high concentrate antioxidant serum with highest percentages of many oil-based antioxidants like Vitamin E, Oil-based Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, CoQ-10 and etc but also good soothing and moisturizing agents like Arnica, Rosehip Seed and Squalane.

Check the following active ingredients.

Beta Carotene: 
Beta-carotene is considered a provitamin because it converts to an active form of vitamin A called retinol, an essential nutrient that can benefit the skin. Human skin is susceptible to injury, disease and sun exposure that can accelerate aging. Vitamin A can help in wound healing and skin cell turnover for healthier, glowing skin by enhancing immunity, strengthening tissue and moderating skin renewal. A well-regulated system of vitamin A storage, release and activation keeps these functions in check.

Arnica oil:
It is found to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties,11 and may be helpful for treating or relieving:

Rosehip seed oil:
It is rich in various essential fatty acids and is high in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. With this oil, youthful looking skin can be achieved. It will help aging skin become hydrated and remain plump.  •Excellent source of the trans-retinoic acid, which is a necessary component for beautiful skin • Udeal for sensitive or oily skin. • When used regularly, Rosehip can also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, and scars. • Rosehip oil is considered to be a dry oil, which is one of the reasons it is good for people with oily skin.  • The oil has a short surface time on your skin, because it is absorbed rapidly, it does not leave any type of fatty residue. 

Squalane: 
It is an excellent moisturizer, keeping your skin and your hair properly hydrated and imparting suppleness and flexibility to the skin.
 It is a light and stable version of olive oil squalane, hydrogenated to make it stable and non-oxidative. It is found naturally in the sebum of human skin and is believed to lubricate and protect skin. 

Isododecane: 
It gives a weightless feel on skin, so you don't feel tacky or greasy with this serum. It helps prevent evaporation of water from the skin, so it is a very good moisturizer. It enhances spreadability of products, excellent emollient and can be used as replacement to oils in emulsions. But it is not oil.

Octocrylene & Octylmethoxy Cinnamate:
UVB filter, absorber of sun rays, photostabilizer for other sunscreens (e.g. avobenzone), excellent solvent for solid and/or water resistant sunscreens. 

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate:
It is a very stable, oil-soluble Vitamin C ester which has anti-oxidant activity and inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Topical use can mitigate the damaging effects of UV exposure. It stimulate collagen production as well as clarifying and brightening the skin by inhibiting melanogenesis (the production of pigment) thereby promoting a more even skin tone.

Retinol:
Improving the appearance of damaged skin, moisturization, improvement of the appearance of acne, lightening the appearance of skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles, giving the appearance of firm and elastic skin.

Tocopheryl Acetate:
Provides strong antioxidant activity, also moisturizing effects and may improve the appearance of aged skin. Vitamin E has also been found to provide soothing properties and make the skin look younger.

Ubiquinone:
A very powerful antioxidant or free radical scavenger. Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E are the only oil-soluble antioxidants naturally present in the epidermis but readily depleted by UV-radiation. Both actives protect the skin from the damaging effects of UV light. Topically applied, this can penetrate the cell layers of the skin and may attenuate the depth of wrinkles due to photo aging, as well as epithelial cell turnover.

Ingredients:
Retinol, Beta Carotene, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate-Oil based Vitamin C & E (Tocopherol), Ubiquinone (CoQ-10), Rose Hip Seed & Arnica Oil, Squalene (from olive oil), Octocrylene, Octylmethoxy Cinnamate, Isododecane, Pentylene Glycol, Triglyceride and Phenoxyethanol.


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