Why Is Glutathione Your Next Favorite Skincare Ingredient ?

What is Glutathione? 

Found abundantly in the body, glutathione is a master antioxidant that defends cells against oxidative stress and damage caused by environmental stressors. It is produced by the liver and involved in many body processes, like tissue building, protein synthesis and immune strengthening, making it indispensable for our health. However, a decline of glutathione in your system, due to pollution, daily stress or unhealthy diet, contributes to the development of external signs of aging, dullness, and uneven skin tone. 

How does it really work ? Glutathione blocks the tyrosinase, the enzyme involved in the melanin production in the skin’s surface layers. Consequently, adding glutathione in your skincare routine has many essential benefits.


Reducing Hyperpigmentation 

As mentioned earlier, glutathione is a powerful ingredient to restore skin’s natural radiance. Hyperpigmentation, whether caused by sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, or acne scarring, can be a persistent skin concern. When melanin accumulates unevenly causing hyperpigmentation, glutathione helps to fade existing dark spots and prevent the formation of new ones. This dual action results in a more luminous and even-toned complexion.

Enhancing Collagen Synthesis

Collagen, the protein responsible for skin's firmness and elasticity, undergoes gradual degradation with age, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Glutathione aids in collagen synthesis, promoting a firmer, more resilient complexion. By bolstering skin's structural integrity, it helps defy the signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance over time.

Reducing Inflammation  

As an antioxidant, one of the actions of glutathione is also helping reduce inflammation in the skin, which not only neutralizes redness but also contributes to a healthier complexion by supporting the skin's natural barrier function and improving skin elasticity and hydration for a smoother look. 


How To Incorporate Glutathione In My Routine ?

What does Glutathione work best with ? 

Glutathione and vitamin C are a powerful duo in skincare due to their complementary antioxidant properties allowing them to fight hyperpigmentation. Both are potent ingredients that neutralize environmental stressors, responsible for dark spots or signs of aging.

They work together to brighten the skin by inhibiting melanin production, leading to a more even complexion. Vitamin C boosts collagen production, which firms the skin and reduces wrinkles, while glutathione protects the collagen matrix. Additionally, glutathione can regenerate oxidized vitamin C, maintaining its effectiveness. Also, their combined anti-inflammatory properties soothe and calm the skin, making them suitable for sensitive skins.

Overall, by enhancing each ingredient action and the skin's natural defense mechanisms, this combination promotes a healthier and clearer skin.


How to use Glutathione ? 

Look for products containing stabilized forms of glutathione, such as serums, creams, or masks. Carefully check the potency of glutathione and opt for formulas adapted to your skin type and needs; serums generally have the highest potency.  

Besides, as glutathione is a component of our system, its daily application on the skin is considered safe, for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. For enhanced action and results, we recommend using it twice a day, and remember to be consistent and patient to let the product reveal your skin’s full potential!  

Apply it after cleansing and before moisturizing and don’t forget to finish with your sunscreen (minimum SPF 30) to ensure the effectiveness of your skin brightening routine and preserve the results you're striving for.