Discover the one incredible anti-aging skincare ingredient you should know about and why you need to put it on your face, hands, arms and legs every day.
Astaxanthin is a potent carotenoid antioxidant that is naturally occurring and the reason that salmon are pink, lobsters are red, flamingos have pink feathers and shrimp have those pinkish brown stripes. It comes from a micro algae haematococcus pluvialis. Lots of research is tied to this antioxidant that has shown consistent results towards providing protection from the damaging effects of sun exposure.
Astaxanthin the ingredient you didn't know you needed.
Astaxanthin is a supplement that has measured benefits for skin and eye health. Research is burgeoning in skincare. Today there is an increasing awareness and desire to use all natural products as opposed to chemically derived ingredients that are in so many skincare products. In the last year, 2021, over 600 scholarly articles have listed both Skincare and Astaxanthin as their focus. We’ve provided some links for you to read for yourself but we thought we’d sum up a bit of the information that keeps showing up over and over again.
Smoother, younger looking skin
Astaxanthin is a supplement that a lot of people take for its antioxidant capabilities. Recent studies are suggesting that using Astaxanthin topically can improve the skin’s ability to maintain elasticity and improve skin hydration giving a much smoother appearance to your skin a.k.a. younger looking skin. Data supports the idea that Astaxanthin can protect skin elastin from breaking down, ultimately giving a much smoother structure to the layers in the skin. It was also reported that astaxanthin has helped reduce and relieve skin sensitivity. Using astaxanthin topically and as an oral supplement has shown to be a part of a skincare routine that would provide a twofold approach to skincare.
Reduce wrinkles and increase elasticity.
Scientists in Japan developed a study to test the cosmetic effects of applying astaxanthin directly on the skin as well as taking it by mouth. This study's measurements were taken of each subject’s skin moisture and oil content, skin texture, elasticity, wrinkles (number and depth) and age spots. Results reported noted a significant improvement in wrinkles, age spot size, moisture content and texture.
6000 times more powerful than vitamin C?
Skin serum is one of those cosmetics that can give you some WOW really quick. Ingredients are pretty typical - vitamin c, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, fruit extracts, etc. There are promises of skin being softer and pore size looking smaller. While all of these are real effects of skin serum it would be nice to have an all natural serum that includes the whopping benefits that Astaxanthin can pack in and yes, it’s documented that it is 6000 times more powerful than vitamin C (and without the sting).