The Power of Flavonoids for Skin, Scalp & Hair Health

What is Oxidative Stress?
S H I M M E R 
C H E F: Your Skin Superhero

What we should know about oxidative stress and how to combat it, keeping our skin protected, healthy and aging gracefully?

Jody Levine MD explains how free radicals, highly reactive molecules that can damage skin cells, contribute to signs of aging: “Antioxidants counter free radicals to protect the body from this damage. When a skin-care product contains antioxidants, they work to help neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from their damaging effects."

Vitamin C, A and E are all powerful skincare ingredients that fight oxidative stress, with Vitamin C leading the way in topical antioxidant studies. 

S H I M M E R  C H E F products are formulated with plant-based superfood ingredients rich in Vitamins C, A, and E, as well as other anti-inflammatory compounds that work to fight oxidative stress. Our products are also infused with our nine-day Vitamin C Infusion Technique, which utilizes fermentation to break down whole foods’ molecular structures to create a more stable and permeable Vitamin C for increased nutritional benefits.






Apple Cider Mignonette Vitamin C Accelerator

Handcrafted with our unique 9-day Vitamin C Infusion fermentation process, this pH balancing serum stimulates cellular regeneration and reduces signs of aging by minimizing brown spots and hyperpigmentation. This nutrient-dense, bioaccessible formula floods the skin with  S H I M M E R  C H E F’s  liquid gold. A skin savior and a fan favorite!

S H I M M E R  E S S E N T I A L S

Steevi's Spotlight

The Power of Flavonoids for Skin, Scalp & Hair Health

Flavonoids, a class of natural compounds abundant in various plants, have emerged as potent allies in promoting skin, scalp, and hair health. Renowned for their antioxidant properties, flavonoids combat the detrimental effects of oxidative stress and free radicals, helping to prevent premature aging and maintain skin vitality.

These compounds also possess anti-inflammatory attributes, which can soothe irritated skin and reduce redness. When it comes to scalp health, flavonoids contribute by enhancing blood circulation and improving nutrient delivery to hair follicles. This, in turn, supports hair growth and strength. Moreover, certain flavonoids exhibit the ability to inhibit enzymes that contribute to hair loss, offering a natural solution for a strong, healthy mane. 

Each S H I M M E R  C H E F 
ingredient listed below is rich in flavonoids and was carefully selected for its powerful nutritional value and bioaccessibility to maximize the health benefits for your skin, scalp, and hair.

Black Tea - Packed with plant-based compounds like polyphenols and tannins, black tea’s antioxidants are extremely beneficial for improving skin tone and texture, promoting a natural, healthy glow. As a natural astringent, black tea also helps remove excess oil from pores without drying out the skin.

Beet Root Powder - Beet root is commonly recognized as one of the most antioxidant rich foods. Beet root’s natural pigment helps even out your skin tone, giving it a fresh, natural-looking glow.

Beet Juice - Beetroot juice contains a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help fight free radicals and also promote cellular regeneration and rejuvenation. Vitamin C helps bring moisture into the pores and innermost layers of the skin while minimizing signs of aging like dark circles and hyperpigmentation.

Goji Berry - A powerful superfood known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, goji berries provide a significant source of Vitamin C, amino acids, and beta-carotene - a plant compound that reduces skin irritation, minimizes the effects of sun damage, and lessens the signs of aging.

All 4 ingredients listed above can be found in future
S H I M M E R  C H E F products that will be coming soon in 2024! 

Hibiscus Powder - Hibiscus powder contains naturally derived AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), which brightens skin tone, reduces hyperpigmentation, and improves overall skin clarity. It also contains Vitamin C and antioxidants, helping repair your skin from sun damage and promoting cellular rejuvenation. Found in Hibiscus Rosemary Compote Hair & Scalp Fortifier.
Written by Steevi McNeely, CNP & Health-Supportive Chef


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