Antioxidants, Mother Nature’s Gift To Your Skin
Cacao contains the highest amount of antioxidants of any superfood in the world; more than grapes, leafy greens, and yes, even blueberries. It has 40 times the antioxidant potency of blueberries, to be exact. This means that chocolate in its raw and natural form is pretty good for you - or actually really really good for you. Cacao alone has an ORAC score of 98,000 per 100g versus. In contrast, blueberries have a mere 2,400 per 100 grams. The ORAC score measures the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals that cause cell and tissue damage and can lead to diseases such as cancer. These free-radical fighting antioxidants are not only beneficial when consuming cacao, but can also have an immense impact when applied topically to the skin.
Free radicals come from pollution and toxins in our environment. They’re highly unstable and reactive and oxidize cells they come into contact with, causing the cell to age. That’s where antioxidants come in. They prevent damage by neutralizing cells when they are hit by free radicals. Without antioxidants to protect them, our cells accumulate free radical damage over time, leading to aging. Therefore, antioxidants actively fight and prevent daily damage to our bodies by defending you from free radicals.
Your skin is your largest organ. It protects your body from environmental stressors and thus should be treated with care and respect. The more you put natural and beneficial ingredients on your skin, the better it can protect you and your health. So trust us, incorporating more antioxidants in your life is a great step for better health!