The tomato has come a long way. Once thought to be poisonous, it is now hailed as a nutrient-dense, fiber-packed superfood which can help fight free radical formation, build resistance to cancer, and is a tasty ingredient in many beloved foods (did someone say pizza?!). SKINFOOD has harnessed this super-powered food in our Tomato Brightening skin care line. Grab a slice, put on your thinking caps, it’ s learning time.
Free Radicals. That sounds like a good thing?
Scientifically speaking, a free radical is any atom or molecule possessing, in its outer shell, a single unpaired electron. Some free radicals are highly reactive and are associated with oxidative damage. Before your eyes glaze over, think about this: you might not have heard of oxidative free radical damage, but you have heard of antioxidants? We all know that foods high in antioxidants, like our friend, the tomato, are good for you, and this is why: antioxidants reduce free radical damage. Why does this matter? Because one theory of aging argues that it results from free radical damage. SKINFOOD bolsters the fighting power of its Tomato line by sourcing our tomatoes from the leading tomato farm in Korea, certified by the Korea National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service.
Tomatoes V. Free Radicals: Dawn of Antioxidants
Tomato contains a large amount of the antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene prevents skin aging by removing free radicals that accumulate in the body, along with its buddies, Vitamins A, C and E. Together with their sidekick, beta-carotene, they all work to neutralize harmful free radicals. Tomatoes are especially good for men: according to the Florida Tomato Committee, there are studies that indicate that the high levels of lycopene and beta-carotene in tomatoes work to reduce the chances of developing several kinds of cancer, including prostate, colorectal, and stomach.
The Theory of Everything Tomato: How It All Comes Together
Dull complexion. Freckles. Skin discoloration. Hyperpigmentation. Age spots. Dry skin. SKINFOOD turns all of our superpowered tomatoes to conquer all of these common skin complaints. The combination of antioxidants and vitamins from tomato extracts inhibit the growth of melanin. Melanin is what causes discoloration and pigmentation in skin. Our Tomato Brightening line focuses on correcting uneven skin tones and brightening your overall complexion. Containing sun-kissed tomato extract, stabilized vitamin C derivatives, and niacinamide, it brightens and purifies skin. Vitamin C is necessary for the body’ s synthesis of collagen, which is an essential component of skin, hair, nails, and connective tissue. It also fights free radical damage from sunlight, pollution, and smoke, all of which can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, blemishes, and other unwanted skin issues.
Only You Can Fight Free Radicals (A Message From Your Friendly Neighborhood Tomato)
Tomato Brightening Toner
Containing 10% tomato extract, vitamin-C derivatives, & niacinamide, this toner softens and helps to brighten for a clear and even complexion.
Tomato Brightening Emulsion
Containing 20% tomato extract, vitamin-C derivatives, & niacinamide, this hydrating emulsion revitalizes lack-luster skin for a clear and bright complexion.
Tomato Brightening Essence
Containing 30% tomato extract, vitamin-C derivatives, & niacinamide, this intensive brightening essence gives a boost of moisture while promoting a clear and even complexion.
Tomato Brightening Cream
This moisturizing cream brightens and evens complexion with 20% tomato extract, vitamin-C derivatives, & niacinamide, leaving skin soft and hydrated.