Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Your Skincare Super Weapon: 'Astaxanthin’ in Marine Algae / Marine Collagen

We are all on the hunt for the latest and greatest in skincare to keep our skin youthful and radiant. With so much content out there and so many competing ideas, it can be difficult to cut through the noise and find something that works perfectly for you.

That is why we have pulled together this article about a skincare superweapon that will revolutionise your skincare routine and help you better understand how this particular ingredient will benefit your skin. 

So, without further ado, let’s get into it…

When we talk super powerful skincare, we are referring to the ingredient ‘astaxanthin’ within marine algae. We are going to be defining what this miracle worker is, breaking down the benefits and explaining how it can work for you.

What is Astaxanthin?
The magic happens within the cellular mechanisms of the ingredient. Astaxanthin works in conjunction with marine collagen to provide all of the numerous benefits to the skin mentioned above. You may have heard about the incredible benefits of lutein or beta-carotene on the skin due to their antioxidant properties and astaxanthin is much the same. It affects the skin structure by impacting the levels of antioxidant activity within the skin.

The Benefits of Astaxanthin

Helps to restore facial elasticity
Over time, the substances that make up your skin begin to deteriorate due to ageing and lifestyle. Astaxanthin works to restore facial elasticity because the incredible truth is that we can prevent premature ageing through our external environment. While genetics play a large role, our choices as to how we live our life, what we eat and the skincare we use can have incredibly positive impacts on things like facial elasticity.

Minimises the appearance of wrinkles / prevents the formation of new wrinkles
Studies using real women have shown that due to the improvement in skin elasticity from using astaxanthin, wrinkles on the skin are impacted. If you have pre-existing wrinkles there have been circumstances that show the appearance of wrinkles diminishing. If that is the case then you can, of course, expect the formation of new wrinkles to decrease, slowing down the overall skin ageing process.

Reverses skin damage
Whether we have spent too much time out in the sun-exposed to the elements or just have not taken proper care of our skin in the past, the impossible seems possible with astaxanthin. Some introductory studies have begun to look at the damage reversal effects that astaxanthin can have.

I know it can seem a little far-fetched to think that we can change or even reverse signs of aging but we honestly see it all the time. After all, we are living beings with a delicate microbiome that can be affected by certain ingredients and supplements. Just like you can gain and lose weight with food, the texture and make-up of your skin can also adapt and improve.

Visit ActiveBeauty.co for more details on incorporating the power of astaxathin in marine collagen.