Discover The Anti-Aging Properties of Algae Extract
It may be a little known fact that sea algae has been shown in recent studies to help a myriad of skin conditions. Packed with antioxidants and rich in Alguronic Acid, Algae Extract softens, hydrates and detoxifies the skin while at the same time it replenishes the skin with vitamins and minerals. The antioxidants in Algae Extract have been show to help protect the skin from damage via free radicals and stops the formation of the enzyme that creates a decrease in skin collagen.
ALGAE EXTRACT’S EFFECT ON ELASTIN
The Alguronic Acid found in Algae Extract has been discovered to help increase skin cell regeneration and the additional synthesis of skin elastin. If you’re not already aware, Elastin is an essential skin protein that gives your skin elasticity and firmness, which greatly declines as we age. It’s that deterioration of Elastin that produces lines, sagging, ripples and wrinkles in your skin. This actually damages your skin’s structure, making it more likely to become weak and tear.
We lose Elastin at a rate of approximately 1% per year. That number is even higher for those with larger amounts of sun exposure. That’s why its critical to use a safe, natural sun block to help protect your skin’s Elastin. This loss of Elastin contributes to sagging of the face and bags under the eyes.
ALGAE EXTRACT’S HEALTHY ENZYMES, ACIDS AND DHA
Algae is chock full of healthy enzymes, amino acids, fatty acids, DHA and nucleic acids. Some Algae have also been shown to contain a baterial microphyte called Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (or AFA) that promotes skin cell production. AFA is also found in smaller quantities in human breast milk. It’s the Amino Acids in Algae Extract that help renew skin tissue and make it more firm. While the fatty acids help fight inflammation helping you achieve a smoother, more even skin tone.
One reason Algae Extract has been proven so successful in treating skin is because of the actual cell wall of the nutrients. Because the cell wall in Algae is so soft, it makes it highly transferable through your skin membranes. Algae is such an amazing ingredient, we at Meltology have included it in many of our skin care products.