Red Algae as An Effective Alternative to Retinol

Retinoids are popular treatments in skincare. Almost immediately after retinoids were recognized as one of the most effective treatments for acne and other skin conditions, they became sought-after by people with all kinds of complexions—from normal to severely damaged.

But with the increased popularity of retinoids, some concerns have been raised regarding their potential side effects.

What are the side effects of retinoids?

"Retinisation" is a term used to describe the side effects of using retinoids such as redness and peeling. Because it is a strong active ingredient in skincare, side effects like peeling and redness are observed and can last for 3 to 4 weeks.

Some people who use retinoids have experienced inflammation of the skin. This is probably because their skin is too sensitive for highly active ingredients. To get the best results, it is advised to use retinoids less often- once per week- and avoid using any other active ingredients with it- such as Vitamin C.

There's a skincare ingredient that may be able to treat your acne and wrinkles without having to deal with the redness and peeling that comes with using retinoids. One of these ingredients is Red Algae.

What does Red Algae do for your skin?

This tiny aquatic plant has tons of superhero powers. Red algae may not create significant positive results up front, but it will do wonders for your skin over time- as trusted by hundreds of women in our clinical study.

The many ways in which red algae can benefit the skin:

Red algae in the deep ocean would have been destroyed by ultraviolet light without a powerful antioxidant. The algae has evolved Astaxanthin-nature's strongest known antioxidant which is 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin C—to survive ultraviolet radiations. In the same way, this powerful antioxidant fights off free radicals in your skin that leads to premature ageing and other problems like sunburn or hyperpigmentation.

Red Algae's anti-melanogenic properties make it a great choice for skin pigmentation treatment, by inhibiting the excess production of melanin—which is responsible for pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Its anti-inflammatory properties make it the perfect ingredient for those who have sensitive skin prone to rosacea. As our clinical trials show, reddening decreased by 21% after using the gel for just 28 days.

Shop our Red Algae-infused gel here.