What is Algae? Why I Choose AlgAllure
Algae are recognized for multiple skincare benefits, making them the new hero ingredient popping up in beauty products. As ocean lovers making marine based formulas, we’re all about using the little green/red stuff.
Algae defines a diverse group of photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Scientists still have incomplete knowledge of how many different species of algae exist. Numbers range from ca. 75,000 up to 400,000 – coloured from red to green or brown, in micro size or up to 60 meters of length. Only around 160 species are used for industrial purpose. Algae live mainly in oceans and fresh-water environments. With the recent resurgence of awareness brought by World Oceans Day on the 8th of June, it is imperative to pinpoint the pivotal role of algae in the marine ecosystem and its numerous virtues.
Algae have a broad range of applications; they are well known for their use in the food industry – particularly in Asian specialties, sushi and agar, a vegetarian jelly powder for desserts. Chlorella is popular for its detoxing effects and is mainly used as a nutrition supplement. Algae have also been used since the 16th century as a fertilizer and soil conditioner in agriculture( AlgEternal Technologies, LLC). These aquatic plants are also used in bio-plastics, natural pigments and bio-fuels.
Algae are rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. One of the primary benefits of algae is skin protection, not only against sun produced UV radiation, but also against microwaves, blue light from computers and other invisible dangers.
Algae also have an incredible nutritional effect on the skin and hair; Ascophyllum Nodusum has slimming, regenerative and soothing properties while the multifunctional Enteromorpha Compressa algae is used for its magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
Because of their numerous benefits and vast range of applications, researchers aim to extend the use of algae in antibiotics, antivirals, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular protectors as well as antineoplastic agents.
In that note, my research has told me this is a beneficial substance to intake and to use topically. I do use spurilina, blue algae and my skincare made with (micro red algae) PhycoDerm® is the key ingredient in Algallure®‘s prestige AlgaRiche® skin care line. PhycoDerm®, the clinically tested primary extract from their richly superior culture of marine red microalgae, when scientifically tested, exhibited significant skin rejuvenating, antioxidant, and age defying properties.I am in love with this skincare. I have written extensive research on the ingredients they have in the AlgaRiche® line. The results are amazing. So amazing that I stand behind them as a ambassador and I have my husband using the products too.
Tiffany, Health and Beauty 4ever
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