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One of the most characteristic ingredients of the Anakena cosmetics is the organic guava extracta very abundant fruit in Rapa Nui. The use of guava extract is not very common in cosmetics, however, in Anakena we have chosen it not only because it is a fruit that is closely related to the island, but also because it has important beneficial effects for the skin as it is a powerful antioxidant.

What are antioxidants and why are they important?

You are probably familiar with the term antioxidants, but we would like to explain in a simple way what they are, what they are used for and why they are so important.

Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and enzymes. whose job is to reduce the detrimental effect that free radicals have on our health. Therefore, we can say that they are the protective shields of our cells, which neutralize excessive free radicals and balance the scales so that everything inside us works properly.

Free radicals are molecules that have lost an electron and become destabilized, so they go on the "hunt" for the missing electron, "taking it away" from other molecules, which in turn repeat the cycle. This is a natural process but the problem arises when there is an imbalance between the free radicals and the response of the antioxidants in our cells, producing what is known as oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress causes aging at the cellular level, affecting the whole body and contributing to the appearance of diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease, etc. Of course, the skin, which is the largest organ of the body, is also affected and it is in it where the effects of this oxidation can be seen more easily as it loses its smoothness, flexibility and luminosity, appearing wrinkles and spots.

There are many factors that contribute to a loss of cellular balance and increased free radical damage, including environmental pollution, heavy metals, cigarette smoke and, of course, the passage of time.

That is why it is important to use antioxidants, both by ingesting foods rich in them and by applying products containing them to the skin.

Among the main benefits of the antioxidants are:
- Reduce premature aging
- Prevent the onset of diseases
- Maintain better mental health
- Protect eye health
- Reduce inflammation
- Maintain a healthy gut microbiome
- Contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin

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Guava extract as an antioxidant for the skin

By incorporating guava extract in Anakena cosmetics, we seek to restore and maintain the natural balance of the cells, making the most of its multiple antioxidant benefits.

Guava contains a high degree of bioactive antioxidants, as well as a high percentage of vitamin C, which makes it very beneficial for skin and hair, counteracting cellular aging, improving its appearance and elasticity. It is suitable even for people with dermatological problems, thanks to its repairing effects.

The following Anakena cosmetics contain organic guava extract:
☆ Exfoliating shower gel
☆ Facial cream
☆ Body butter
☆ Hand cream
☆Mild soap
☆ Shampoo
☆ Conditioner balm


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