You must have seen the terms ‘free radicals’ and ‘antioxidants’ on skincare products and beauty columns, but how many of you understand what they actually mean?
A free radical is an unstable molecule, one whose naturally paired electrons have been split up. The remaining unpaired electron is highly reactive, seeking out another electron to pair with and become stable. The problem is, the electron it steals might come from a healthy cell in your body, leaving it damaged. Sources of free radicals include irritants, pollution, smoke, and UV rays, as well as normal cell processes, like cell metabolism. Our bodies generate millions of free radicals every day as part of our daily life.
How does it affect the body?
On the outside, free-radical damage results in lines, sagging, and dull skin. Internally, it creates inflammation, which can lead to heart, lung, and gastrointestinal diseases.
How can you combat it?
Normally, the body can handle free radicals, but if antioxidants are unavailable, or if free radical production becomes excessive, cellular damage can occur. Free radicals are the major cause of aging and declined health. Antioxidants bind with these free radicals, rendering them powerless helping you maintain optimal health.
If a cell is damaged by free radicals, it wants to repair itself and it will do so if it’s stimulated. Kick-start the process by working antioxidants which neutralize free radicals, into your skin-care routine and diet.
H Minus – A Powerful Antioxidant
H-Minus (H-) is a mineral hydride formulated by a special process to time-release millions of extra electrons known as negative ions into your body. Negatively charged electrons neutralize the positive charge of toxic free radicals in your body. H- is the most concentrated source of electrons ever developed, making it the world’s smallest and most powerful antioxidant.
Benefits of H- on your skin
The H- provides spare electrons to assist in cellular energy production and neutralises the harmful free radicals that damage the body’s own cells. The incredibly small size of H- allows it to effectively penetrate deep down through multiple layers of the skin.
Microencapsulation Technology: A Powerful Ally of H-
One of the challenges with utilising H- in skincare is that it neutralises itself when it comes in contact with air negating its own effectiveness. Therefore, the H- in normal skin care products can degrade over time. To maintain the long-term effectiveness of H-, a patented technology called microencapsulation is used as a powerful weapon to protect the H-, which is stored in small hydrophobic balls and released when necessary.
QNET’s revolutionary French skin care range, Physio Radiance utilises the power of H- in its products. All Physio Radiance product packaging uses microencapsulation technology with a specialised pump mechanism that when pressed down crushes the hydrophobic microencapsulation balls (jojoba wax beads), releasing the H- only seconds before the product is applied to the skin. This allows the H- to work at its maximum effectiveness giving your skin the best care it deserves.
For more information about Physio Radiance and its use of microencapsulation technology, visit www.physioradiance.com.
Are there consumable negative hydrogen ion products available in India?
At the moment, the only H- product in our product portfolio is the Physio Radiance skincare range.