Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals from the over exposure to environmental elements. 


Sometimes, there is a molecule that has a weak bond, when this weak bond is broken a free radical is formed. Free radicals will try to “steal” an electron from another molecule and if a molecule loses an electron after an attack from a free radical, it will then become a free radical.  When there are enough free radicals in your body, this starts to cause cell damage.


Over time, when free radicals are present in your body and skin and eventually break down collagen. When collagen is broken down through this chemical process, it will lose the elasticity that gives your skin the firm, youthful look.