What benefits do antioxidant serums have and which one should I use?

Skinceuticals Gel Peels

Antioxidants help to combat signs of aging and protect against damage from free radicals and UV. They can also give firmer feeling, smoother skin with a more even looking tone and brighter complexion. They typically contain a high concentration of vitamin C and come in either a serum or gel formulation. Scientific studies have found Skinceuticals topical antioxidants significantly reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving overall skin tone and texture after only 12 weeks of once daily use.

At Complete Lasercare we recommend the use of Skinceuticals products and would advise the following depending on your skin type:

  • Oily, problematic and normal skin types and those who cannot tolerate a serum – Phloretin Gel
  • Oily, problematic and normal skin types – Phloretin CF serum
  • Dry, combination and normal skin types – C E Ferulic
  • Delicate skin around the eyes – AOX eye gel

If you have any specific concerns or questions regarding skin care, our experienced nurses would be pleased to advise you.


Jane Keena This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.