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Any woman who knows a thing or two about skincare and beauty will know that antioxidants are one of the key ingredients to hone in on if you want better, healthier, more youthful skin. And this is a trend that is set to grow even further as beauty brands gear up to give us more powerful, efficacious antioxidants in our beauty and anti-ageing potions and elixirs.

A report by B2B research company MarketsandMarkets has found that the cosmetic antioxidants market is predicted to grow from US $115.1 million in 2018 to US $150.9 million by 2023. According to the report, “the growth is being driven by factors including aging populations, increasing disposable income, and changing lifestyles.

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Vitamins are expected to lead the market growth, due to increasing demand for naturally-sourced vitamins such as vitamin E, vitamin C and vitamin A across skincare, haircare, and makeup sectors. Natural antioxidants are also predicted to become more prevalent, in keeping with the consumer appetite for organic and herbal wellness products, while skincare products like anti-aging creams and UV protection will also fuel the growth.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the largest cosmetic antioxidants market between now and 2023. Antioxidants are known for their ability to neutralize free radicals, protecting the skin from myriad issues such as dehydration and inflammation and slowing the visible signs of aging.

If you want a dose of antioxidants in your diet, check out our gallery of top fruits and foods for clearer, healthier skin: