Barrier Defence AOX Serum
What is it? Apothaka Barrier Defence AOX Serum is a soothing antioxidant serum featuring encapsulated Vitamin C derivative (ATIP), astaxanthin & white tea, is designed to protect and defend against damage from free radicals, which leads to skin inflammation and ageing.
Notes from the Curator: This is a slightly viscous liquid suitable for all skin types, especially those experiencing dehydration/tightness.
Let’s Get Nerdy: This has multiple antioxidants for more comprehensive antioxidant defence including:
Encapsulated ascorbyl tetraiospalmitate (ATIP): a multifunctional lipid-soluble derivative of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) which offers antioxidant, skin brightening and wrinkle reduction benefits.
Astaxanthin: provides important antioxidant activities through direct free radical scavenging and activating the skin’s cellular antioxidant defence system, protecting the skin from damage and inflammation
White tea extract: from the same plant as green tea but made using the tender, new leaves which are rich in polyphenolic flavonoids, typically referred to as catechins.
Chia seed extract: soothes the skin and offers anti-inflammatory, hydrating and antioxidant properties, as well as enhancing the texture of the formulation
Plus: Licorice extract, CoQ10, Acai extract, tocopherol (vitamin E)
- ABOUT THE BRAND
Natasha Dauncey, founder of Apothaka® is passionate about creating thoughtful formulations which support a healthy skin barrier through a "less is more" approach to skincare. Where so much of the beauty industry is focussed on an unrealistic goal around "perfect" or "flawless" skin, Apothaka® is here to reset the goal to healthy, happy skin (and healthy ageing while we're at it!) for everyone!
Natasha carefully designs her own formulations using the best of what nature & science have to offer (skincare doesn't need to be about one OR the other!). Everything is made in the UK, no pre-made bases are used, giving her full control of the ingredients, which she selects based on their benefits for your skin and their texture. Apothaka® products are about improving the way skin looks and feels but also about enjoying the experience of using them: like bringing a bit of the spa experience at home.
- HOW TO USEApply half to one pump of serum (+barrier support serum together if using) and gently massage onto clean skin. Follow with moisturiser (+ oil if needed). Can be used morning or night, and under the eye area. In the daytime always complete your routine with a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30 to protect your skin.
Aqua, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ubiquinone, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Pullulan, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Citric Acid, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Astaxanthin