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Antioxidants in Natural Skin Care

By: Szilvia Hickman
Posted: April 3, 2013, from the May 2013 issue of GCI Magazine.

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The market for anti-aging products for appearance enhancement in the United States is expected to reach more than $5 billion by 2015, according to a report by the Global Industry Analysts, Inc. And while a burgeoning baby boomer population has largely fueled the growth, other factors contributing to the anti-aging surge are an expanded interest among those ages 25–30. The U.S. and Europe are leading the anti-aging market with a 62.8% share, and future growth is only expected to continue within the cosmeceutical category at an estimated annual rate of 10%.

With so much growth potential and so much consumer interest to lead healthier lives, there has never been a better time than now to incorporate antioxidants and natural skin care options into your brand’s offering.

Deflect and Defend

Today’s consumers are more and more ingredient savvy and want to know exactly what is in their skin care products, so be sure you know what you are including and what it does for the skin. Daily replenishment of topical antioxidants provides the skin with an arsenal to deflect the assault and minimize the damage created by free radicals.

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Szilvia Hickman is senior vice president of Szép Élet, exclusive distributor of ilike organic skin care and Purée Organics.