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Antioxidants used in skin care formulations.

@article{BogdanAllemann2008AntioxidantsUI,
  title={Antioxidants used in skin care formulations.},
  author={I Bogdan Allemann and Leslie S. Baumann},
  journal={Skin therapy letter},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={
          5-9
        }
}
The formation of free radicals is a widely accepted pivotal mechanism leading to skin aging. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons that can directly damage various cellular structural membranes, lipids, proteins, and DNA. The damaging effects of these reactive oxygen species are induced internally during normal metabolism and externally through various oxidative stresses. The production of free radicals increases with age, while the endogenous defense mechanisms… 

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