The 3 Powerhouse Antioxidants Your Skin Craves

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women with socalled forehead wrinkles We all want beautiful, wrinkle-free skin, and we want it to retain its natural radiance even as we move into our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

This may explain why Americans spent nearly $100 billion last year on gimmicky “anti-aging” beauty creams, lotions, potions and potentially dangerous procedures.[1]

There is no question about it, for age-defying skin you absolutely must use a moisturizing skin cream every day. And this holds true for both women and men alike. The key is selecting one that has everything you need to promote the healthy, supple, smooth look you want, without any of the chemicals and toxins that can damage your skin — and destroy your health — over time.

Fortunately, these days you have an increasing amount of natural skin care options, but you really need to know what to look for. The truth is, there are enough misleading claims and unhealthy practices in the skin care market to fill a book!

Let’s start with the dirty little secret the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know about, and let’s be sure that the potentially harmful chemicals they often peddle at grossly inflated prices never touch your skin ever again.

Many Popular Skin Care Products Actually Damage Your Skin and Endanger Your Health

Did you know that many skin creams contain a variety of different chemicals that are on the FDA’s list of known toxins? Many of these chemicals are not just bad for your skin — they’re also disastrous for your health.

Did you also know that many of the so-called wrinkle removers on the market contain low-grade acids that actually burn away fine lines from the surface of your skin? Sure, your skin may appear wrinkle-free at first, but over time these acids can make your skin thin and dry. Plus, they can actually double UV-related skin damage, according to FDA studies.[2]

And did you know that many popular skin care products sold in the U.S. contain ingredients that are banned in Europe because of their toxicity?

The fact is, our government allows dozens of known toxins to be legally included in skin care products. So it’s up to you to know what to look for and avoid them.

When It Comes to Skin Creams — Buyer Beware

Here are just a few more of the dirty little secrets the skin care industry hopes you never find out:

  • Many skin creams use fillers and chemical emulsifiers that can actually damage your skin and perpetuate the signs of aging — which is exactly what you’re trying to avoid!
  • Others include estrogen-mimicking chemicals like parabens and phthalates. These are often used as preservatives or hidden in products under seemingly harmless ingredient names such as “fragrance.” But why would anyone want these dangerous hormone disruptors anywhere near their skin?
  • Many creams also include ingredients like formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, which have been linked to skin irritation and serious health problems![3]

What’s worse is that even some of the most expensive skin care products contain these chemicals, toxins and other age-inducing ingredients. Why? Because it makes the product cheaper for them to produce. But your skin pays a terrible price.

Now that you know what to avoid to prevent your skin cream from doing harm, let me tell you about the nutrients you need to get the healthy support you expect from your skin cream.

How to Pick a Healthy Skin Cream That Lives Up to Its Claims

Please keep reading, because I will tell you how to avoid wasting your money on ineffective or dangerous skin creams. I’ll also reveal the three most powerful nutrients known to nourish and repair aging skin.

If you take nothing else from this message, please remember this: Free-radical fighting antioxidants are the key to enjoying a smooth, younger-looking complexion.

You probably know that antioxidants are crucial for protecting your body from free-radical damage — and the health problems free radicals cause. However, you may not know that antioxidants are also essential for keeping your skin healthy and looking young, too.

Research shows that certain powerhouse antioxidants, when applied to your skin, are your best weapons for defending against wrinkles, dullness and dryness. They also promote cellular healing and repair.

Antioxidants can benefit your complexion when taken as a supplement, but when you apply them directly on your skin, their ability to restore youthful radiance and a healthy glow can be downright amazing. Little wonder why antioxidants are one of the biggest trends in skin care today.

And while you’ll find countless formulas with exotic antioxidants or rare plant extracts that claim to promote younger skin — there are actually only a handful of specific antioxidants shown in scientific studies to deliver real benefit.

Let me tell you about the first one now. It’s an antioxidant that’s already well known for supporting your heart and brain. Now we know it has remarkable benefits for your skin, too.

Radiant Skin Antioxidant #1

CoQ10: The Heart-Brain Nutrient Essential for Young, Smooth Skin

When you’re young, your skin is loaded with antioxidants that naturally protect it from damage. And one of the hardest-working is CoQ10.

It’s no secret that CoQ10 is considered one of the most important free-radical fighters in today’s advanced nutrient arsenal. It’s found in every cell of your body and supports the health of your brain and cardiovascular system.
But you may not know that it’s crucial for keeping skin looking young and healthy too!

Not only does CoQ10 deliver advanced protection against free radicals that age skin…it also boosts production of collagen and elastin, proteins that plump and firm the skin’s surface.

In your 20s, most people produce plenty of CoQ10 naturally. But around age 30, your body’s ability to produce CoQ10 can start to slow down. This may result in unwanted signs of wear such as crow’s feet, laugh lines and other fine lines and wrinkles.

But here’s some good news: Research shows that when you apply CoQ10 to your skin, you can actually repair the damage and restore smooth, youthful-looking skin![4]

In one study, scientists were shocked to discover that topical CoQ10 can help older skin cells function like younger cells.[5] Another study shows that CoQ10 helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and decreases wrinkle depth as well. So it can help any wrinkles you do have appear less noticeable.[6]

I’m a huge fan of CoQ10, because it works on so many levels to “turn back the clock” on aging from the inside out — as well as the outside in. But while it is #1 on my short list of essential skin antioxidants, it’s certainly not the only one.

Radiant Skin Antioxidant #2

Green Tea: Powerful Defense Against Skin Irritations and So Much More

As you know, green tea is prized for its array of health benefits for your entire body — especially for supporting your immune system. But this ancient health secret is one of the best nutrients for your skin as well.

Packed with anti-aging polyphenols and other potent antioxidants, green tea helps promote a healthy inflammatory response to combat the environmental damage that can age skin.[5] As a result, green tea is one of the best nutrients to help calm and reduce redness and skin irritation.

Plus, green tea is rich in an immune-boosting antioxidant called EGCG. Studies show that EGCG can help protect skin cells from collagen breakdown caused by exposure to the sun and environmental toxins, while boosting the overall health of skin cells, too.[7,8] And, since green tea quenches free radicals rather than blocking UV rays, it can work well with your sunscreen to provide an additional layer of protection.

The next member of my “big 3” skin nutrients is a South American berry that first attracted attention as a weight loss ingredient. But studies show it has extraordinary benefits for aging skin.

Radiant Skin Antioxidant #3

Acai Berry: The Nutrient-Rich Anti-Aging Powerhouse

The açai berry grows on majestic palm trees in the Amazon rainforest — and it’s an antioxidant powerhouse. Brazilians discovered the health benefits of this superfruit thousands of years ago, nicknaming it the “Beauty Berry.”

This unique berry is considered a superfruit because it is so abundant in omega essential fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins.

A 2006 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that açai has by far the highest activity of free-radical destroyers of any food measured to date. The ORAC level (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of the açai berry is over 3,500, which is significantly more antioxidant power than other healthy fruits like cranberries, strawberries and blueberries, providing potent support to combat the free radicals that can damage your skin and your overall health.[9]

Research shows that açai berry helps promote a healthy inflammatory response to protect your skin from dangerous environmental toxins.[10] It can also smooth the appearance of existing wrinkles and fade age spots.[11]

Of all the “exotic” extracts you find in skin care products today, CoQ10, green tea and açai berry are the most extensively researched, showing that these three nutrients genuinely deliver what they promise.

So Where Can You Find All of These Skin-Loving, Radiance-Restoring Nutrients?

First, let me warn you: There’s no shortage of “anti-aging” skin care products on the market that claim to include at least one of these powerhouse antioxidants.

But please be aware: Many “antioxidant” skin creams contain virtually no antioxidants at all.

In fact, this formulation trick is so common that industry insiders call it “fairy dusting.” They sprinkle in the tiniest amounts and yet highlight the ingredient all over the label. You might suspect this with cheap creams, but beware — this deceptive practice is not limited to bargain brands.

For example, pure CoQ10 is naturally an orange-gold color. If the skin cream you use is white or off-white, that’s a sure sign that the product contains little or no CoQ10. Always look for a CoQ10 cream that is a golden or light-orange hue. If it’s not, then it doesn’t contain therapeutic doses of CoQ10 and you’re not getting your money’s worth!

Next, when it comes to using antioxidants on your skin, research shows that the more you use, the better. While CoQ10, green tea and açai berry are potent individually, the anti-aging benefits are multiplied when you use them together in ample amounts.

So while you may find a moisturizer that contains one or two of these nutrients, you’ll get much better results if you use a premium-quality product that includes all three of them.

Finally, these skin-loving nutrients won’t do you any good if your skin can’t absorb them. Most moisturizers contain mineral oil or other petroleum-based oils. They may feel nice and smooth when you apply them, but over time petroleum-based oils actually block absorption and dissolve your skin’s natural oils.

The best-absorbing skin creams contain safflower, aloe or sunflower oils. The science shows these nutrient-rich oils aid absorption and help soothe and rejuvenate aging skin, as well.

The Skin Care Cream I Personally Recommend

I invite you to shop around and do your own research, but the skin care cream that I personally recommend is called MAX-Q10™ Natural Antioxidant Cream.

As you may be aware, in addition to my work with Live in the Now, I’m the CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been making CoQ10 supplements and other premium-grade natural health products for over 20 years.

I think you’ll agree that putting potentially toxic chemicals on your skin is simply a bad idea — especially since there are effective natural alternatives. So once I saw all the research behind CoQ10, green tea and açai berry, I worked hand in hand with my Scientific Advisory Board to create a natural skin care product that made the most of these incredible complexion-restoring ingredients. No “fairy dusting” here, I promise you that.
My team and I developed a breakthrough face and body cream that includes all these “must-have” ingredients in therapeutic levels for smooth, healthy, younger looking skin — without any of the harmful substances contained in many popular skin creams.

6 Reasons Why MAX-Q10™ Natural Antioxidant Cream Takes Skin Care to a New Level

  1. MAX-Q10 Natural Antioxidant Cream contains therapeutic levels of CoQ10. It includes as much as 10 times the amount of CoQ10 compared to other popular products, as evidenced by its light-orange hue. But that’s not the only CoQ10 breakthrough that other creams can’t match…
  2. MAX-Q10 Cream contains trans-form Kaneka Q10® CoQ10 — the type of CoQ10 that is bio-identical to the CoQ10 produced by the body. Other creams use the lowest-grade CoQ10 they can find on the market, because it costs far less than the superior form we use.
  3. MAX-Q10 Cream includes the potent and absorbable forms of both green tea and açai berry in the levels that deliver results you can see and feel almost immediately.
  4. MAX-Q10 Cream also has grape seed extract, which contains antioxidant compounds called OPCs that bond with collagen to boost skin softness and elasticity, while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  5. MAX-Q10 Cream is in a base of aloe and safflower oil, which absorb deeply to lock in moisture and nutrients. Together, aloe and safflower help soothe dry skin and irritated skin, and keep your complexion naturally soft, plump and hydrated for hours.
  6. And perhaps most important of all, MAX-Q10 Natural Antioxidant Cream contains only pure, natural ingredients — no artificial fragrances, petroleum-based oils, parabens, phthalates or toxic chemicals like 1,4-dioxane. It is genuinely healthy for both your face and body — the renewed radiance comes naturally!

And in stark contrast to many popular skin creams, MAX-Q10 Natural Antioxidant Cream is amazingly affordable at as low as $29.95 for a large 4-ounce tube, which is the same or even less than many discount, low-quality products. Plus it ships to you for free. And it’s backed by our 100% “any reason” 365-day guarantee.

I also personally inspect the manufacturing facility where MAX-Q10 Natural Antioxidant Cream is made on a monthly basis to make sure my rigorous quality standards are being met, so I feel comfortable saying I stand by this product 100%.

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If you want even better, around-the-clock natural protection for your face, I encourage you to pair MAX-Q10 Natural Antioxidant Cream with another innovative skin product we recently developed, called NightFX™ Renewal Serum.

Unlike other thick, heavy night creams, NightFX is an all natural, oil-free alternative designed to enhance your skin’s natural nighttime healing and oil-balancing mechanisms to give you that vibrant and youthful look — without harmful chemicals. The benefits include visibly reduced wrinkles, reduced roughness and long-term antioxidant protection for your skin.

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Scientific References:

1. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/health/story/2011/08/Anti-aging-industry-grows-with-boomer-demand/50087672/1
2. Kurtzweil P. Alpha hydroxy acids for skin care. FDA Consum. 1998;32(2):30-35.
3. Blair A, et al. Epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between formaldehyde exposure and cancer. Scand J Work Environ Health. 1990;16(6):381-393.
4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19753652
5. Prahl S, et al. Importance of CoQ10 for anti-aging skin care. Biofactors.2008;32(1-4):245:55.
6. Hoppe U, et al. CoQ10, A cutaneous antioxidant and energizer. Biofactors. 1999;9(2-4):371-78.
7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11351267
8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2903211/
9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17061840
10. Fowler JF, et al. Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 June;9(6 Suppl):S72-81.
11. Mertens-Talcott SU, et al. Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin-rich acai juice and pulp. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(17):7796-7802.


Josh Corn Joshua Corn -Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.


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One response to “The 3 Powerhouse Antioxidants Your Skin Craves”

  1. Sue says:

    Josh,

    I just recently started drinking green
    tea since I found a flavor that incorporates
    pomegranate and cranberry together in
    the green tea. Today you supplied another
    excellent reason for drinking it in addition
    to the antioxidants it contains along with the
    great taste. I didn’t know it was good for the
    skin.

    Thank you for all the excellent posts.