PhycoDerm® is the super star of our AlgAllure® Age-Defying skin care product line. A super antioxidant powerhouse extract, derived from Marine Red Microalgae, designed to help fight oxidative effects of aging.
8 out of 10 women noticed an improvement in the firmness and brightness of their skin, along with other diminished visible signs of aging after just two weeks of using AlgAllure® skin care.*
*based on consumer evaluation
Following are many other age-defying actives you’ll find in our products.
Allantoin is a super multi-tasking active moisturizing ingredient found in the root of the Comfrey herb. It has a lovely therapeutic action that is thought to promote healing in the skin. A significant amount of research has been carried out on the compounds found in Allantoin.
Deeply hydrating, Allantoin increases the water content of skin. It is also well known for its ability to stimulate cell proliferation, encouraging new tissue growth. Thought to be extremely wound healing, Allantoin also protects, conditions and softens skin.
It is considered an excellent anti-irritant, calmer and soother of inflamed skin, as well as a free-radical fighter.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Out of the many beneficial forms of Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid is a superstar for its proven antioxidant properties that boost firmer-feeling skin. This power-packed, age-defying ingredient is backed by research for dramatically brightening and evening skin tone.
Vitamin C provides a range of benefits beyond evening out skin tone, including shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping skin looking younger, longer.
Camellia oleifera and Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extracts
A powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, Green Tea Leaf Extracts have been shown to protect against free radicals, prevent sun damage and preserve the natural moisture barrier of the skin.
Green tea leaf extract is a free-radical fighter produced from the leaves of the tea plant, Camelia sinensis and Camellia oleifera, some of the strongest antioxidant herbs. The extract is rich in polyphenols, anti-inflammatory properties, and free radical-fighting antioxidants, found to help prevent premature signs of aging and guard against UV damage. The polyphenol most abundant in green tea, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), is also thought by some scientists to reactivate dying skin cells.
EGCG can help to slow the aging process, maintain the vitality of the skin, and improve its natural tone and glow.
Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2)
Experts don’t dispute the fact that Vitamin D plays a crucial and positive role in the skin. “Vitamin D is important for control of the natural immune protective mechanisms of the skin,” says Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the division of dermatology at the University of California in San Diego.
Vitamin D2 is sourced from the Ergocalciferol produced by plants/fungi through which the Vitamin D becomes activated by the sun and offers natural sun protection, hydration, exfoliation, and even a glow.
Glycolic Acid is a naturally occurring substance, that when used in skin care products offers many benefits, from rejuvenating to moisturizing. It is a highly effective skin exfoliator, sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal smoother, brighter, younger looking skin. This makes it most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness and uneven skin texture.
Derived from plants – such as sugar cane, pineapple and sugar beets- its botanical properties have been known to treat skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Melasma and Seborrheic keratosis.
Products that contain Glycolic Acid are used often to treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid (or HA for short) is a sugary molecule that occurs naturally in skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It helps lubricate joints and keep things full of moisture so they stay in the right shape in the right place.
Hyaluronic Acid has the greatest ability to retain moisture out of just about anything: close to 1000 times its weight in water. And if moisture is the essence of wetness and wetness is the essence of beauty, then you want to make sure your Hyaluronic Acid is holding on to as much wetness as it possibly can. Of course, as skin ages, it loses its natural ability to retain moisture. HA makes its way through skin’s layers and temporarily plumps them up, adding dense moisture to the skin.
To be continued…