STAR INGREDIENT

Blue Green Algae

What is it?

Blue green algae include multiple photosynthetic cyanobacteria (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae, Spirulina platensis etc) found in aquatic habitats

Main Benefits:

Anti-aging, collagen-booster, brightening, anti-oxidant.

More Information:

It is believed that blue green algae are more than 3.5 billion years old.  These single-celled organisms, capable of photosynthesis, lie at the root of the development of all terrestrial plants and animals.  It was their ability of photosynthesis that made it possible to transform an unbreathable atmosphere into a viable environment for oxygen-breathing organisms. Blue green algae have a lot of bioactive molecules, such as carotenoids zeaxanthin, lutein, canthaxanthin, echinenone and β-carotene (precursor of retinol, vitamin A).  p-Coumaric acid from cyanobacteria inhibits enzyme tyrosinase leading to  reduced hyper-pigmentation and skin-lightening effect. The algae is also a source of  the acetylated and amidated hexapeptide (AAH) that is protective against UVB-induced skin photoaging.

Scientific reference:

Morone J, Lopes G, Preto M, Vasconcelos V, Martins R. Exploitation of Filamentous and Picoplanktonic Cyanobacteria for Cosmetic Applications: Potential to Improve Skin Structure and Preserve Dermal Matrix Components. Mar Drugs. 2020 Sep 22;18(9):486.

D’Angelo Costa GM, Maia Campos PMBG.Efficacy of topical antioxidants in the skin hyperpigmentation control: A clinical study by reflectance confocal microscopy. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Nov 5.

Products featuring this ingredient

  • Eye Cream
    $32.99

    Nourishing + moisturizing + firming
    Ultra-soft and rich, this delectable eye cream will go on like warm butter, and will completely melt into your skin within seconds. It has everything in it to keep the sensitive eye area soft, supple and youthful. It is based on the three most skin-friendly oils (olive, primrose and jojoba) and then enriched with key vitamins and antioxidants from the rooibos, calendula and pomegranate plants.

    Skin type: normal, dry, sensitive

    Concerns: fine line/wrinkles, dryness, visible signs of fatigue

    Size: 0.5 oz

     

     

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