SPF 30 Mineral Sheer Moisturizer
Everyone has been telling me to increase my consumption and application of, and general proximity to, antioxidants for quite some time, now. A science enthusiast, but minimally educated in the field, it was worth perusal. Of course, I had always thought of oxygen—clean pure air, number eight on the periodic table, part of water—as good. Apparently not. At the cellular level, it can cause the metabolic processes to get funky (that's a technical scientific term) and cause irregularities that may contribute to cancer and disease. Antioxidants mitigate this decay. So eat your fruits and veggies—particularly those containing vitamins A, C, and E.
Vitamins A and C can be found in cantaloupes, oranges, peaches, watermelon, and tomatoes. Lemon, limes, and grapes are good for C, straight up. Like vitamin C, vitamin E plays a significant role as an antioxidant, thereby protecting body tissue from the damage of oxidation. E is important in the formation of red blood cells and the use of vitamin K. Many women also use it to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and mothers use it to help heal minor wounds without scarring, as it is valued for its ability to soothe and heal broken or stressed skin tissue. Blackberries seem to be a three-fer, having all three of these Vs, as do kiwis. Bananas are high potassium and contain vitamins C and E. Apples are an excellent source of soluble fiber and vitamins C and E.
Juice Beauty products contain actual juice—apple, grape, and pomegranate—so you can slurp your antioxidants in a smoothie or slather them on your skin. Apparently human skin will absorb sixty-four percent of a substance placed upon it. Vegetable and mineral substances must metabolize differently, or else this theory of application seems specious. Could you avoid kwashiorkor by massaging yourself with a flank steak? Unlikely. But I once heard stories of a Swiss moisturizer with tiger placenta extract. Ick.
If you'd rather use a fruity, non-pigmented moisturizer, Juice Beauty SPF 30 Mineral Sheer moisturizer applies as a light and refreshing layer in a skin-care regimen. This moisturizer, in addition to their gels, cleansers, creams, serums, and masks, will be available at Target beginning this month.