The Antioxidant daily pro-ageing protector skin care serum in orange glass refillable bottle, perfect for protecting skin against daily damage.
A smiling woman with glowing skin in her fifties holding NEW The Antioxidant serum. The woman is holding the bright orange glass serum bottle in front of her face to shield her from daily damage caused by free radicals.
White antioxidant liquid skin care serum on soft orange background.

CAROLINE HIRONS SAYS

Clinically proven to prevent premature ageing and defend your skin, The Antioxidant is your daily coat of armour from environmental damage and UV light. Amplified by an advanced complex of highly effective antioxidants, this is more than just a vitamin C serum, and works to reveal, support and protect luminous and healthy skin.

Skin Rocks' Founder, Caroline Hirons holding The Antioxidant against an orange background

Clinicals

Provides antioxidant protection against environmental and UV-induced damage.*

Decreases the appearance of red spots in 4 weeks.**

Significantly decreases the appearance of wrinkles in 8 weeks.**

Suitable for sensitive skin.***

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The Antioxidant

Regular price $87.00
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30ml

Protect your skin from daily damage with our illuminating antioxidant serum, clinically proven to be suitable for sensitive skin. Formulated with a powerful blend of antioxidants clinically proven to defend against environmental aggressors and help prevent accelerated ageing.

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Targets

Visible Signs of Premature Ageing | Environmental Damage | Hyperpigmentation | Fine Lines and Wrinkles | Dullness | Uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Suited To

All skin types and tested on all skin tones.

About the product

Illuminate and protect your skin with our daily dose of antioxidant protection. Shielding the skin from damaging free radicals caused by pollution and UV rays, this potent serum delivers instant radiance whilst helping to preserve collagen levels and prevent accelerated ageing.

A staple for keeping your skin healthier for longer, The Antioxidant bolsters your skin's defences, reinforces your barrier and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture for a smoother, brighter complexion.

The advanced formula combines a highly stable, effortlessly absorbed form of vitamin C amplified by acetyl zingerone, a next-generation antioxidant, alongside acetyl tetrapeptide-2 and green tea extract to enhance performance and provide supreme environmental protection.

*Based on an independent clinical ex-vivo study. This serum is not a sunscreen.

**Based on an independent clinical study of 25 participants, using the product daily over 8 weeks

***Based on an independent clinical patch test, under dermatological supervision.

Key ingredients

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate - Renowned for its stability and great affinity for skin, which aids penetration, this vitamin C precursor is a powerful antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibitor that helps protect the skin's collagen levels, reinforce the skin barrier and prevent hyperpigmentation.

Acetyl Zingerone - A next-generation antioxidant that works synergistically with tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate to boost its efficacy, helping to further reduce signs of photoageing and improving the skin's defences.

Fermented Green Tea Seed Extract - A fermented plant extract naturally rich in antioxidant phenols and tocopherols (vitamin E) to help protect the skin from free radical damage.

Acetyl Tetrapeptide-28 - A brightening peptide that is shown to boost the skin's antioxidant ability, shielding it from the effects of pollution and visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots and the signs of ageing.

All ingredients

Aqua (Water/Eau), Propanediol, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C9-12 Alkane, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Acetyl Zingerone, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyisobutene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.

How it works

The formula contains multiple powerful antioxidants that help to protect the skin from free radical damage. This, in turn, helps preserve collagen levels, prevent premature ageing and reduce the appearance of visible signs of ageing, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture.

How to use

Use daily in the AM or PM, after cleansing/toning. Massage 1-2 pumps onto the entire face. For optimum environmental protection, apply in the morning alongside your sunscreen.

Example routine: The Cream Cleanser, The Antioxidant, The Support Oil, The Moisturiser, Sunscreen

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CAROLINE HIRONS SAYS

Clinically proven to prevent premature ageing and defend your skin, The Antioxidant is your daily coat of armour from environmental damage and UV light. Amplified by an advanced complex of highly effective antioxidants, this is more than just a vitamin C serum, and works to reveal, support and protect luminous and healthy skin.

Skin Rocks' Founder, Caroline Hirons holding The Antioxidant against an orange background
A smiling woman with glowing skin in her fifties holding NEW The Antioxidant serum. The woman is holding the bright orange glass serum bottle in front of her face to shield her from daily damage caused by free radicals.
White antioxidant liquid skin care serum on soft orange background.

Clinicals

Provides antioxidant protection against environmental and UV-induced damage.*

Decreases the appearance of red spots in 4 weeks.**

Significantly decreases the appearance of wrinkles in 8 weeks.**

Suitable for sensitive skin.***

FAQs

Where should I use The Antioxidant in my routine?

The Antioxidant should be used in the middle your routine at the serum stage.

The primary function of an antioxidant is to help protect the skin from environmental aggressors, placing it firmly in the Protect category.

What are free radicals and antioxidants?

Free radicals are unstable molecules with unpaired electrons produced naturally in the body and also by environmental aggressors such as pollution, cigarette smoke and UV rays. As they are missing an electron, they're constantly on the hunt for a spare electron, which they can steal from our healthy cells, damaging them in the process. This damage, also known as oxidative stress, weakens the skin's natural defences and leads to accelerated ageing, increasing concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and loss of firmness.

Antioxidants work by donating their electrons instead of those belonging to your cells (how kind!), helping to protect your skin from damage and preventing premature ageing.

What is tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THDA) and how is it different from other vitamin C derivatives?

THDA is a precursor to ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C), which means it can be converted to ascorbic acid once applied to the skin. It is also lipid-soluble, enabling it to penetrate the epidermis more effectively than other water-soluble derivatives. THDA is inherently more stable and gentler than ascorbic acid, which is notoriously unstable and irritating for many. This is further improved when combined with acetyl zingerone as they work synergistically together.

What percentage of vitamin C is used in The Antioxidant?

The Antioxidant contains 5% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (a highly stable Vitamin-C precursor). A high percentage is not required to elicit a skin response.
As always, when it comes to percentages, it is important to note that concentration is not a direct correlation to performance. The Antioxidant is much more than a vitamin C serum. The formula includes multiple highly effective antioxidants to amplify the performance. These include Acetyl Zingerone (shown to synergistically boost THA specifically), Acetyl Tetrapeptide-28 (shown to amplify specific antioxidant pathways) and Fermented Green Tea Seed Extract (naturally high in antioxidants).
All work together to help restore optimum antioxidant balance to the skin, and defend against environmental aggressors*.

*Clinically proven based on an independent ex-vivo clinical study.

Can I use The Antioxidant with other active Skin Rocks Products?

Yes, you can apply The Antioxidant after either of our Acids; however, you may wish to use The Antioxidant in the AM and your chosen Acid in the PM.

When pairing with our Retinoids, we recommend using your Retinoid at night and The Antioxidant during the day. This radiance-boosting duo will work beautifully together to help protect and renew your skin.

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