The Potential of Polyphenolic Antioxidant Serums in Spa Treatments

As a spa professional, staying updated on the latest skincare ingredients is crucial.

This blog will delve into what polyphenolic antioxidant serums are and how they can be synergistically used with hydradermabrasion to offer cutting-edge treatments.

The Potential of Polyphenolic Antioxidant Serums in Spa Treatments

What Are Polyphenolic Antioxidant Serums?

Polyphenolic antioxidant serums are skincare formulations enriched with polyphenols, a class of antioxidants found in plants. These serums aim to combat oxidative stress, reduce signs of aging, and improve skin texture. Polyphenols are naturally occurring compounds characterized by multiple phenol structural units, and they are extracted from sources like green tea, grape seeds, and berries.

The Science Behind Polyphenolic Antioxidants

Polyphenols are potent antioxidants that neutralize free radicals—unstable molecules that can damage the skin. By doing so, they help in:

  • Anti-Aging: Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin Protection: Offering a shield against environmental pollutants.
  • Skin Brightening: Improving skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation.

The Synergy with Hydradermabrasion

Hydradermabrasion is a non-invasive skincare treatment that combines exfoliation with the infusion of skin-specific serums. When polyphenolic antioxidant serums are used in conjunction with hydradermabrasion, the benefits can be amplified:

  • Enhanced Absorption: The exfoliation phase of hydradermabrasion allows for better penetration of the polyphenolic serum.
  • Immediate Results: The antioxidant properties of the serum can offer immediate brightness and a youthful glow.
  • Customization: Spa professionals can tailor the treatment based on the client's skin needs, offering a truly personalized experience.

Implications for Spa Professionals

The integration of polyphenolic antioxidant serums with hydradermabrasion can offer a competitive edge to your spa services. Not only does it allow for treatment customization, but it also provides a scientifically-backed method to improve skin health.


>> Learn About The AquaBoost Hydradermabrasion System


Polyphenolic antioxidant serums offer a wealth of benefits, from anti-aging to skin protection. When used in tandem with hydradermabrasion, these serums can provide an elevated skincare experience that is both effective and luxurious. As a spa professional, understanding the potential of this powerful combination can help you offer treatments that are both innovative and results-driven.

Quick Overview: Hydradermabrasion Study Findings

Objective: Validate hydradermabrasion for facial rejuvenation and test its effect on skin antioxidant levels.


  • Participants: 20 women, aged 34-56, split into two groups.
  • Group A: Six hydradermabrasion treatments with a polyphenolic antioxidant serum.
  • Group B: Six manual applications of the same antioxidant serum.
  • Interval: Treatments were spaced 7-10 days apart.
  • Measurements: Digital photographs, skin biopsies, and skin polyphenolic antioxidant levels were recorded before and after treatment.


  • Group A:
    • Increased epidermal and papillary dermal thickness.
    • Significant increase in skin polyphenolic antioxidant levels.
    • Improvements in fine lines, pore size, and hyperpigmentation.
    • No reported complications or side effects.
  • Group B:
    • No noticeable changes in skin quality or antioxidant levels.

Citation: PubMed

Related Posts

Universal Companies is proud to have a team of experienced spa advisors on staff and welcomes you to consult with our professionals about spa products and supplies, including ingredients, equipment, and retail. Dedicated to the success of spa professionals everywhere, we're grateful to be recognized with the American Spa Magazine Professional's Choice Award, Favorite Distributor of the Year for many consecutive years. (Thank you!)

Back to blog