Cumulative exposure to harmful environmental factors, including the sun’s radiation, pollution, smoking, and fast food, causes accelerated production of free-radicals in our skin. These active and unstable molecules generate changes and cause prolonged damage to all of the skin’s layers, ranging from the cells in the epidermis to the dermal layer, in which they the cause increasing damage to the collagen and elastin fibers, the fibroblast cells, and other essential components of the skin. As a result, these molecules create a change in the skin’s structure and elasticity, and accelerate the skin’s aging process.
Products that contain antioxidants reduce the free-radicals’ ability to operate, thereby reducing the damage they cause to the skin. The combination of water-soluble antioxidants and lipid-soluble antioxidantsprovides synergic and much more effective protection to the skin. In order to fight the free-radicals, HL laboratories have developed a series of unique products, in which the major components are a variety of powerful antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C, and E, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha-lipoic acid. Research has shown that these antioxidants are highly efficient in preventing environmental damages and delaying the process of skin aging.