A month or so ago someone asked me for recommendations for antioxidant blend serums under $100. I soon realized that all of the products I used and loved were over $100 per ounce. So I went on a search to find some options under $100 per ounce. Then I compiled their ingredient lists. The problem with my oversimplified graphic is that not all antioxidant target free radicals the same way or are as potent. BUT I figured this could serve as a starting point for learning more. In other words, this is just a quick visualization of the total number of antioxidants in the product and the cost per ounce. More antioxidants does not mean it is a more effective product.
I was surprised at the two with the highest number of antioxidants and the most affordable price. Both are by Paula’s Choice and I haven’t tried either one. In fact, the only product that I have tried on this chart is the emerginC serum–which I do like. I especially like that it includes Astaxanthin, which I have grown more and more interested in!
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In brackets next to some of the serums I mention some less common, but potent, antioxidants that are included in the blends
A. Paula’s Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Serum – $38 per oz [Superoxide dismutase]
B. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate serum with Retinol – $34 per oz [Astaxanthin]
C. Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum -$48 per oz
D. Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Antioxidant Serum -$38 per oz [Resveratrol]
E. FRESH Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster – $46 per oz
F. Kypris Beauty Antioxidant Dew – $45 per oz (note the bottle is $72 for 1.59) [Superoxide dismutase]
G. Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Serum – $62 per oz [Superoxide dismutase]
H. Replenix Power of Three Serum – $80 per oz [Resveratrol]
I. EmerginC Peptide Booster Serum -$85 per oz [Astaxanthin]
J. Cosmedix Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum – $78 per oz [Superoxide dismutase; Spin trap]
K. MyChelle Perfect C Serum -$88 per oz (note the bottle is $44 for 0.5 oz) [Resveratrol; Astaxanthin]
L. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum -$80 per oz
M. Osmosis Replenish Antioxidant Serum -$80 per oz [Astaxanthin]
In the Excel file linked below you will find the complete ingredient list, cost per ounce, and you will be able to search for specific antioxidants.