An Adaptogen-Filled, Winter Serum for Healing 365 Sun Damage

by Plantioxidants ® December 04, 2017

The Plantioxidants Reparative Serum for Powerful Skin Rejuvenation

We’ve enjoyed sharing the holiday cheer with you recently by curating special skincare routines and gift guides for your loved ones. But the holiday season also brings more serious business: winter has arrived! But don’t crawl into hibernation mode just yet. It only seemed like last week when we were discussing fall skincare woes . Each new season brings a new set of challenges for your body and skin. It’s up to you to make sure your skin adjusts to the changing weather so that it can adequately protect you against the elements, and help you look your best for those holiday photos! Today we’re introducing you to our luxurious reparative serum to help you nourish your skin in the cold dry weather, and repair your skin from summer damage so you can keep on glowing into the new year!

Our skincare products are specially formulated to help you combat the seasonal shift without harming the environment. All of them are USDA certified organic , meaning that we’ve banned toxic pesticides, herbicides, petrochemicals, and synthetic growth hormones from our products. We’ve included Mother Nature’s most antioxidant-rich ingredients in each of them, and with 100% recycled and recyclable packaging too. We strongly believe in helping you reach your best self without feeling the guilt of harming other in the process. Read on to discover clean winter beauty in our potent reparative serum . 

Winter Skincare Goals

While there are many sources of free radical damage to your skin, we think the sun is definitely one of the biggest culprits. The sun produces UV rays that can burn your skin, and over time lessen its elasticity and cause dark sun spots on your complexion. Sunburn damages and kills your skin cells, leaving your epidermis unable to revitalize itself for the long term and lead to sagging, wrinkled skin. Chances are, you experienced a high amount of this kind of damage during the summer months as you were out tanning or enjoying yourself on the beach.

Most likely, the shorter days and colder weather will keep you indoors and out of the sun more often in the winter, making it the ideal season to help you recover from summer skin damage. Our reparative serum is specifically formulated to help your skin repair and renew itself for a fresh, revitalized complexion. It’s also ideal for repairing sun damage as the winter goes on, because the shorter winter days don’t mean you can take a break from sun protection. We’ll explain the benefits of the ingredients in our serum that make it so nourishing for your skin!

Chaga: A Nutrient-rich Treasure

Chaga mushrooms are a treasure, not just because of how rare they are, but also because of how close to home they are. Growing up in the Midwest, our founder always noticed these special jewels as he passed by the beautiful birch trees. At the time, he didn’t realize that what seemed like an everyday natural phenomenon is actually one of the most nutrient dense treasures in the world. T his gem is known as “the king of mushrooms” or “the mushroom of immortality” and has some of the highest known amounts of antioxidants of any food in the world. It has a distinct exterior that looks like burned charcoal with a warm, orange interior. Chaga is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and is also an adaptogen, meaning it can help your body handle forms of stress that take a toll on your appearance.

Although all of our USDA organic skincare products are rich with antioxidants , chaga in particular is an antioxidant powerhouse. It contains a large quantity of superoxide dismutase, which is an enzyme in your cells that reduces and repairs the damage done by superoxide - the most common free radical in your body. Superoxide dismutase also naturally boosts the production of healthy skin-building cells. Because of these healing properties, we knew we had to incorporate chaga into our reparative serum that helps to reverse skin damage and promote a healthy complexion.

Chaga also contains tremendous amounts of melanin, the hormone that creates the darker pigmentation and has antioxidant properties that help shield our skin from the sun. Your skin produces melanin to absorb UV radiation (resulting in a lovely tan) and protect your other essential skin cells from damage. Inside the chaga mushroom, the high amounts of melanin protect it from harmful UV rays. When chaga mushrooms are incorporated into your personal skincare routine - like through our reparative serum - they can provide your skin a similar beneficial treatment by helping repair previous sun damage. Thinking back about summer and how much fun you had in the sun, but regretting the harm it did to your skin? Chaga is your answer to smoothing away those sun spots and recovering your youthful complexion, while also shielding you from further harm.

Ginseng: A Powerful Anti-inflammatory

Ginseng is also a natural source that is rich with antioxidants. Gingerols in ginger protect your skin from free radical damage and also prevent your collagen from being depleted. Collagen is a vital protein in your skin that keeps it firm, plump, and youthful. UV radiation from the sun can break down collagen at an alarming rate. When UV radiation penetrates your skin, it causes a higher build up of elastin, triggering enzymes to break down collagen and lead to sagging, wrinkled skin. Gingerols can help fight against this process, making ginger a great natural ingredient to introduce into your skincare routine for rejuvenated skin.

Gingerols are also potent anti-inflammatory agents that can soothe your skin and help fade acne scars. They can also help fade hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can happen from the sun and acne. Melanin is meant to protect your skin from the sun. But when UV radiation reaches high levels, an overabundance of melanin builds up in reaction to the increased sun exposure, leading to the appearance of dark sun spots on your complexion. When your skin is recovering from acne, it can produce an abnormal amount of melanin as well. The inflammation in your acne causes skin cells to produce more melanin, leading to pesky dark spots and scars that can last even when your pimples have disappeared. Ginger is rich with anti-inflammatory gingerols that help eliminate inflamed skin and restore your skin to its natural balanced complexion. It was a must for our reparative serum .

Recover Your Radiant Complexion Today

Of course, a common cold weather skin woe is dried skin, so we made sure to blend the potent chaga and ginger with a nourishing shea oil to moisturize your skin with healthful vitamins and fatty acids. It’s also rich in vitamin E that soothes irritated skin and promotes skin healing. All in all, the antioxidant-rich ingredients and their medicinal healing qualities in our reparative serum make it a powerful way to help you recover from summer sun damage, rejuvenate your complexion, and also protect against further free radical damage. Today is always the right time to begin steps to recovering your natural radiant skin while doing good for the planet. Can’t have enough of antioxidant-rich USDA organic skin care? You can also find our reparative serum as part of our 5 Step and 7 Step Rejuvenating Routines !

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