Spin trap is a relatively newcomer as an active anti-aging ingredient in rejuvenation products described as a powerful antioxidant that works to transform skin damaging free radicals into productive regenerative activity by trapping and detoxifying free radicals.
As with other antioxidants, spin trap is particularly noted for its skin repair and protective properties. A spin trap ingredient creates the best antioxidant serum for aging skin.
In addition to the anti-aging skin care benefits, this "intelligent" antioxidant also has anti- inflammatory health benefits and scar-reducing properties for skin conditions such as rosacea and sunburn.
Spin traps also demonstrate antimicrobial properties and low, if any, potential as an irritant.
While typical antioxidant ingredients neutralize and work to eliminate free radicals, spin traps work quite differently by not only neutralizing free radicals but converting them into other nourishing, healthy, functioning molecules that improves skin cell health.
Neutralizing free radical activity is essential for aging skin because left unchecked by the introduction of antioxidants, they are able to quicky replicate, in a similar way cancer does, harming healthy cells.
This damage allows the health of the skin to slowly deteriorate, as evidenced by loss of firmness, texture, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as hyperpigmentation (aka age spots and mottled skin tone.)
Spin trap is considered an ‘intelligent’ antioxidant because instead of destroying free radicals, it ‘traps’ them, converts them into harmless and useful oxygen.
Preliminary clinical trials show evidence that spin traps, when used in combination with other antioxidants, a significantly more powerful benefit in preserving and restoring skin health can be achieved.
Reference: Skin Science, Inc.
Antioxidants are a Necessity for Aging Skin:
Antioxidants are mainly used to improve the look of uneven, discolored,
and rough skin. They are also used to address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
and make the entire complexion appear brighter, fuller, firmer and, thus, more youthful.
Professional skin care products formulated with spin trap, are available for all areas of anti-aging treatment including the lips, eyes and face.
For spin trap for the face, look to Vivant's Spin Trap Best Antioxidant Serum, which provides daily defense against the sun’s damaging rays.
The serum combines vitamins C and E for an antioxidant shield while niacinamide strengthens the barrier and suppresses melanin or PCA nutrient toner.