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How Microcurrent Can Boost Antioxidant Efficacy

Did you know that not only can your microcurrent machine deliver fantastic lifting and toning results for your clients, it can also simultaneously penetrate serums deeper into the skin?

Free Radicals 

Free radicals cause an oxidation reaction and produce a new free radical each time this reaction occurs, creating an endless cycle of new destructive free radicals. Left alone, these free radicals can create inflammation, damage DNA, and can speed the aging process. Inflammation in the cells signals that repair is needed and attention is diverted away from the normal healthy cell activity towards that repair process. Inflammation can also damage our cell DNA, and that damage will be replicated over and over as our cells copy themselves. 

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C2S Serum is an ideal antioxidant to have on your back bar and for clients to have in their daily skincare home care plan. It glides onto the skin easily and effectively fuels skin cells to stimulate regeneration, bringing renewed vitality to the skin.

It features Salicylic Acid, an Oil Soluble Vitamin C, and a Water Soluble Vitamin C.

The potent antioxidants in this product bring long-term benefits, along with a clearer, brighter complexion. This makes it a go-to age management product. It also offers clients with congested and acne-prone skin a perfect antioxidant-rich skin-balancing serum.

Antioxidants For Free Radicals 

One of the most beneficial ingredients to deliver deeper into the skin are antioxidants. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers that stop the oxidation reaction and the damaging effects of free radicals in their tracks. Topical application can only penetrate antioxidant-rich serums so far into the skin by themselves, and this is where your microcurrent can be a powerhouse delivery system to deliver those skin-saving ingredients much further into the skin. Let’s take a look at a few phenomenal options when choosing antioxidant-rich ingredients for application just prior to the start of a microcurrent treatment. Many have extra skin health benefits in addition to their incredible damage-stopping properties:

Green Tea – Green Tea works to regulate sebum production and has antibacterial properties, making it an ideal ingredient for acne or sensitive skin.

Niacinamide – Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is an anti-inflammatory that aids in repairing the skin barrier and improves the skin’s texture and tone.

Vitamin E – Vitamin E has long been used for dry skin and to promote hydration and skin healing. 

Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that has been shown in numerous studies to help prevent melanin formation and assist in the production of collagen.

Vitamin C and E are a special combo – Vitamin E will stop free radicals, but it becomes damaged in the process. Vitamin C not only attacks free radicals on its own, but it repairs Vitamin E so it can keep fighting free radicals alongside Vitamin C. What a skincare superhero team!


Contribution by Stephanie Huck

Meet Stephanie Huck – licensed esthetician since 2011.  She is the Director of Operations at MedSpa Distributors and her favorite part of esthetics is enhancing everyone’s natural beauty by promoting skin health and optimal function.  When Stephanie is not reviewing ingredient lists or writing results-boosting skin care protocols, she can be found practicing her hula hoop moves or planning her next adventure abroad with her husband and daughter.

Microcurrent + Delivery Of Antioxidants 

Incorporating antioxidants into your microcurrent treatments is as simple as selecting the right serums to apply just prior to the beginning of your service, allowing enough time for each serum selected to absorb into the skin fully before then applying the conductive gel. The current will drive the absorbed serum deeper into the skin where it can reach more and more damaged cells and begin the repair process. With the Clareblend Jeunesse Microcurrent, skincare professionals are able to apply skin condition-specific serums in targeted areas such as the eye or jawline and use the exclusive Burst Mode function on their equipment to deliver a super-charged, time-saving way to drive those anti-aging antioxidants in where they will be the most utilized and effective. 

While water and aloe-based serums are the most conductive to be used during your microcurrent treatments, loading the skin with antioxidants doesn’t have to stop there. Consider following up your microcurrent session with any non water-based serums that contain those seek and destroy free radical busters. One industry favorite that pairs well with post-microcurrent is the Save Our Skin C2S Skin Balancing Serum, with two forms of Vitamin C, both Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbyl Palmitate.  C2S provides advanced skin protection from free radicals and UV damage, diminishes hyperpigmentation and blotchiness, reduces excess sebum production, minimizes acne breakouts, enhances collagen production to reduce wrinkles, improves skin firmness, restores elasticity, and improves skin appearance.  Yet another way to pack as much as possible in with microcurrent is to then apply a biocellulose sheet mask that is jam-packed in antioxidants.

The combination of microcurrent and antioxidants are a sure-fire way to amp up your client’s skin results and set the stage for proper skin health and function, leading your clients to skin that performs at its absolute best.

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