Red Algae is one of those cult beauty ingredients. It has been kept mostly under the radar until relatively recently due to problems with the extraction. But Red Algae holds many a superpower and is great for your skin as it holds a wide variety of benefits.
Red Algae Benefits for The Skin
- Red Algae is a natural humectant, meaning it can lock in moisture.
- Red Algae contains carotenoids meaning it is naturally anti-ageing.
- Red Algae is rich in polysaccharides, peptides and carotenoids meaning it is a natural antioxidant.
- Red Algae has anti-melanogenic properties meaning it can lighten skin tone.
- Red Algae is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and many other nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Now, let’s dive into some of these benefits for the skin in more detail.
When exposed to ultraviolet radiation, the skin produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) that cause DNA damage, contributing to premature ageing and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Extensive use of photoprotection products can reduce this damage.
Red Algae contain natural anti-aging substances such as fucoidan and carotenoids that protect your skin against ageing caused by exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and other sources, effectively reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Free radicals, produced naturally by the body and created through exposure to sunlight, pollution, environmental toxins, tobacco use and stress, cause inflammation that disrupts the skin's regular self-repair cycle. This can cause hyperpigmentation, acne and cell damage, leading to wrinkles. Antioxidants are effective in some cases in preventing damage because they help combat free radicals.
Red Algae is rich in polysaccharides, peptides and carotenoids, contributing to its antioxidant properties. They may help reduce and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, they have been shown to lighten skin pigmentation by helping to maintain the production of collagen and preventing elastin from breaking down.
Natural Moisturiser and Hydrating Agent
To begin with, maintaining moisture in the skin is important to skincare and it improves the skin texture and its state. It becomes more even-toned, healthier-looking and plumper when your skin is properly hydrated.
Red Algae is a wonderful ingredient that can keep the water in your skin longer, so you have firmer-looking skin. But how does it work? It contains polysaccharides which are carbohydrates molecules. They have the maximum water-holding capacity and were shown to have greater hydrating and moisturising effects than hyaluronic acid, as a research article described in NCBI.
As a result of its moisturising and hydrating properties, Red Algae gel is considered one of the best to combat skin dryness and improve skin elasticity and texture. It helps balance the moisture level of your skin while maintaining the lipid barrier, thus, resulting in better hydrated and smoother, softer skin.
Natural Lightening Pigmentation
Bioactive compounds of Red Algae have been shown to have anti-melanogenic properties. Melanocytes are the cells that give your skin its colour. The more melanin produced by these cells, the darker the skin will appear.
Sun damage or acne marks can cause hyperpigmentation that makes your skin look dark in specific patches. Lightening the skin pigmentation is achieved by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that promotes melanin production in the skin. By inhibiting excess amounts of melanin, you aid in lightening the pigmentation of your skin. Red algae-infused skincare products effectively treat fading dark areas; they help lighten dark patches in your skin, restoring it to its natural healthy glow.
Seacra's Red Algae Recovery & Repair Gel
Seacra's Red Algae Infused Recovery & Repair Gel is a new, natural skincare product that aids in acne, post-acne marks, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, etc. This unique product contains red algae, chamomile, calendula and jojoba oil. It is proven to help repair damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation.
90% of people in our clinical study agreed that their skin looked much smoother after using the product for 28 days. In addition, 100% of volunteers who presented skin prone to rosacea and redness noticed an improvement in redness, including an overall 20.98% decrease in erythema (redness) after 28 days of using the product. You can check the results of our clinical trials here.
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