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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Free radical scavenger

Free radical scavenger — (see anti-oxidant) Compounds such as vitamin E (the different tocopherol forms), vitamin C (ascorbic acid form), and flavonoids are examples of ingredients that counteract the destructive effect of free radical activity and are considered free radical scavengers. They can be topically incorporated to help decompose the free radicals into compounds against which the body can defend itself.