antioxidants

  • Mangoes Could Be the Secret Superfood to Improve Metabolism and Prevent Disease

    Not that you actually need an excuse to eat a fresh, juicy mango, but here’s a pretty good one: Studies show that this delicious, sticky, sweet superfood has anti-inflammatory benefits that improve metabolism and guard against metabolic disease. In addition to being high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber, mangoes have a high concentration of chemicals called polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties. One recent study by researchers at Texas A&M University (and partially funded by the National Mango Board) tested out the potential benefits of those polyphenols by giving both lean and obese subjects 400 grams of fresh-frozen mango pulp every day for 42 days.

  • This Antioxidant Could Be the Secret to Never-Aging Skin

    When University of Maryland researchers tested methylene blue on a 3D simulated model of skin, they found that it could actually make the skin look younger.

  • This Antioxidant Is the Only One That Also Stimulates Collagen

    Vitamin C: You know it’s—spoiler alert—a vitamin, you probably reach for it when you’re starting to feel a cold coming on, and chances are, you may have dabbled with a drop or two of it in your skin care at some point. So why is this standard ingredient that’s kind of always around not always applauded for all the many things it does? “It’s definitely an underrated and unsung ingredient that people think is passé,” says New York dermatologist Dennis ...

  • Millennials Want Quick Beauty Fixes, Not Antiaging Creams. Is This Smart?

    Millennials, apparently, aren’t looking for the fountain of youth in a bottle, leaving some beauty companies a little worried.

  • One Thing Dermatologists Recommend that You're Not Doing

    The ingredient you should add to your skin care routine, stat.

  • Chocolate For Anti-Aging? Yes Please!

    Your fridge is stocked with super foods, your bone broth is simmering on the stove, and you read all the latest health tips from Charlotte’s Book—all with the quest for a healthier you, and younger looking skin. While we appreciate your loyalty, and your body thanks you, this whole time you could have just eaten a chocolate bar.

  • How (and Why) to Include Matcha in Your Anti-Aging Regimen

    Edited and adapted for Charlottesbook.com Despite its numerous and much publicized benefits, green tea was not a habit I readily adopted. I never liked the grassy taste, and I preferred the tangible buzz that black tea provides—but my whole attitude towards green tea turned around when I tried a matcha latte. Frothy and delicious with a powerful kick of energy, one cup of matcha made me a green tea convert. As opposed to steeping your tea leaves, Matcha is made from blending the finely ground tea leaves into hot water to make a beautiful, vibrantly green, chlorophyll-rich beverage.

  • The Skin-Care Savior That Cuts Through the Hype

    The skin resolution: Feed your skin with active ingredients that work. Fermented white ginseng! Snow lotus! Marula oil! With an ever-widening array of active ingredients touted in skin care, it’s easy to jump from product to product, in hot pursuit of the most exotic or newest active ingredient that promises the elusive glowing complexion. Consider the staggering number of active ingredients in skin care that are not backed by research, and that the FDA doesn’t regulate cosmetic companies, their products or claims.