Superoxide Dismutase: the cosmetic ingredient you’ll hear about (and a lot) in 2021
Dermatologists and cosmetic laboratories are continually investigating to raise awareness of those ingredients that help us to have better cared for skin and with a rejuvenated appearance for longer. Many of these ingredients are not new, but new benefits have been discovered that have made them highly valued by beauty addicts.
This is the case of the increasingly popular hyaluronic acid, the king of hydration, present in numerous anti-aging creams and serums and one of the most used fillers in aesthetic medicine for different parts of the face. Or other no less versatile acids, such as glycolic, lactic, or azelaic acid.
Niacinamide or vitamin B3 has recently been added to these, which has done so well for us in this time of Maskné because it is very versatile and, in addition to calming redness, improves the appearance of wrinkles, helps us to lighten spots, and fights acne, and gluconolactone, an active ingredient that also cares for sensitive and/or acne-prone skin.
A brilliant cast, which is now joined by a new star who, according to dermatologists and experts in dermo-cosmetics, will have much prominence in 2021. It is about the Superoxide Dismutase or SOD, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals very effectively (the molecules responsible for photoaging) and it is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
One of the main characteristics of this ingredient is that “it is an enzymatic antioxidant that is very well absorbed by the skin and its barrier action function remains stable, protecting it intensely, something that is not so evident with other antioxidant ingredients, “according to Inmaculada Cantella, a pharmacist specializing in Dermocosmetics and director of the Cosmeceutical Center.
What are the benefits of Superoxide Dismutase?
- Combined with other soothing ingredients, it enhances the anti-inflammatory effects, “So it is indicated even in thin, sensitive skin prone to redness, which does not tolerate other antioxidant ingredients as well”, highlights the pharmacist.
- Effectively protects against external aggressions, like UV rays or pollution, making it an ideal ingredient for urban women.
- Strengthens mature, stressed skin and those that have been heavily exposed to the sun. Just as some antioxidants react negatively to light, “SOD can be used in winter and summer, during the day and at night, because it does not have photosensitivity”, explains Inmaculada Cantell.
In which products can Superoxide Dismutase be found
In creams day and night, in serums (where the concentration of the ingredient is higher) and in a very comfortable format: mists, which allow reapplication at any time of the day, protecting, strengthening and comforting the skin, something very interesting in times of covid.
If you’re interested to keep your skin healthy and young for longer, the gallery that we have prepared below with products containing Superoxide Dismutase, one of the fashionable ingredients in 2021, interests you. Go making a hole in your toiletry bag.