Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What is an Antioxidant?

I have written so much about putting antioxidants on your skin and how good they are for you, that I should actually explain what an antioxidant is for those of you who don't know.
Antioxidants are substances that prevent or slow oxidation (think about a peeled apple browning). Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that protect the body from free radical damage. Free radicals are a result of an unhealthy diet, sun, pollution, smoke, and chemicals. Free radicals attack healthy cells and can lead to many diseases. Free radicals also break down collegen and cause premature aging. Antioxidants help prevent the good cells from turning bad. They have also been reported to promote cell growth, collegen production, and prevent sagging.

The most common antioxidants are vitamins A, C, E, Beta Carotene, and Selenium and the best way to get them is by eating a healthy well rounded diet. Your plate should be colorful! You can also get them by taking a supplement. You can apply antioxidants to your skin by applying creams and serums that contain antioxidants. Also keep in mind that antioxidants used in conjunction with a broad spectrum sunscreen decreases UV damage compared with using sunscreen alone. So be sure to apply an antioxidant serum to the skin before you apply your sunscreen or use a sunscreen that contains antioxidants. Remember, Little Goddess products such as our foundations, blushes, powders are full of antioxidants-not only do we look great-we are great for you too!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday's Product of the Week:

Little Goddess Hydra-Radiance Age Defying Mineral Powder Foundation

Mineral foundation is great for people who don't like wearing foundation. It is very light and natural looking, you can have that polished look without looking "done". Minerals have natural light reflectors that create a soft finish and hide any imperfections. It is buildable coverage so you can wear it sheer or build it up for full coverage. It is also great for the summertime as the powder absorbs some of the oiliness that comes along with summertime skin. It also has an SPF of 15 and little moisture spheres for a little added moisture, however, keep in mind this is a powder and if you're looking for moisture you should go with a liquid or a creme like our Mineral Sheer Tint.
Available in 4 shades. Samples available at