The search for Red Algae in skincare is on the up. Everyone is talking about this marine wonder as one of the major skin trending ingredients for 2023. So how do you use it, and how does Red Algae benefit your skin?
What’s different about Red Algae?
Red Algae has been known in the skincare world for many years, but the problem has been the extraction process. Many extraction processes focus on heat technology, but this damages the bio-active ingredient, Astaxanthin, within the Red Algae making it less effective.
At Seacra, we have been able to identify an innovative cold-press extraction technology which is able to effectively isolate the bio-active compound in Red Algae, keeping all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that hold the benefits for your skin, intact.
The potent concentration of Astaxanthin in our Red Algae skincare range means that the Red Algae can get to work, deep within the dermis of your skin, changing the way your skin behaves. By that, we mean it changes the way your skin responds to external influences such as temperature, humidity, UVA and UVB rays, pollutants and reactive oxidative species.
Red Algae benefits for your skin
Astaxanthin in Red Algae is nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Red Algae is full of minerals with great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin, making it a powerful ingredient in anti-ageing skincare.
Thanks to its protective effects, Red Algae helps to prevent sun damage and reduce the effects of skin ageing. Algae is safe in skincare products, even for sensitive skin, making it one of the most popular 2023 skincare trends.
We have all heard about the benefits of wearing SPF every day, but when this is combined with Red Algae skincare in your regimen, the protective and anti-ageing benefits of wearing SPF every day become supercharged. This helps to boost the protection against UVA and UVB rays, provide an anti-ageing boost and helps minimise dark spots and pigmentation caused by the sun’s rays.
Properties of Red Algae. High-quality ingredients equal high-quality results.
We say that Red Algae is rich in vitamins and minerals, but what does this actually mean? There are a whole host of enticing and exciting vitamins, minerals and nutrients that Red Algae is rich in, but we’ve highlighted the ones that will help you replace that 10-step skincare regimen. Because 2023, is all about spending your time wisely.
Retinol: Red Algae holds ten times more vitamin A than retinol. Using a natural alternative to retinoids means no skin downtime and it’s much less abrasive.
Vitamin C: Red Algae is 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin C. Using a strong concentration of Vitamin C can cause skin irritation, by using Red Algae as an alternative you can get the glow without the sting.
Vitamin E: At 550 times more potent than Vitamin E, Red Algae is able to nourish and soften the skin, helping to soothe skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Hyaluronic acid: We all know great skin starts with hydration and Red Algae is a super hydrator. Helping to soften out wrinkles, nourish dry skin and keep skin looking youthful.
Anti-inflammatories: Red Algae is a better anti-inflammatory than most anti-inflammatory drugs and when tested against a known pharmaceutical company, our Recovery & Repair Gel provided ten times greater results. There are a huge number of people living with inflammatory skin conditions and Red Algae may be the natural alternative we all need.
Antioxidants: Astaxanthin, the bio-active compound of Red Algae is nature’s strongest antioxidant. This helps to combat free radicals and reactive oxidative species that come from things such as pollutants in the atmosphere.
By using one ingredient with multiple skin beneficial properties you’re saving time and money. You’re also minimising skin downtime.
As well as being highly nutritious for your skin alone, Red Algae also maximises the efficiency of other products in your skin regimen.
You can learn more about the science behind Red Algae here.
Skin trending ingredients
There are other trends for skincare in 2023, but by using Red Algae, you can reap the benefits of all of them.
Mineral based skincare, to help protect your skin against harmful UV rays, free radicals and oxidative stress. Astaxanthin, the bio-active compound in Red Algae can effectively prevent your skin against all of the above, by strengthening your skin’s barrier.
We’re now conscious of not using abrasive ingredients on our skin and instead strengthening and improving the health of our skin barrier instead. That’s because we’ve realised that by nurturing and strengthening the skin barrier or acid mantle, we’re able to get that healthy glow naturally.
Protecting the skin barrier is crucial to reducing irritation, maintaining your glow, and reducing damage such as photoaging and wrinkles in the skin.
The skin barrier helps maintain healthy skin, reduce moisture loss and support a healthy skin texture and elasticity. It also helps protect the skin against toxins and can even help prevent sensitive skin and skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
By strengthening the skin’s barrier, you’re making your skin less affected by external stressors meaning it’s less likely to react in a negative way.
Red Algae Recovery & Repair Gel
We developed the Red Algae Recovery & Repair Gel as our signature product. We realised that most skincare treatments unintentionally damage the skin barrier, resulting in more harm than good. We wanted to inspire people to use gentle yet effective skincare that works with your skin barrier and not against it.
The Recovery & Repair Gel is a daily use lightweight gel suitable for all skin types. It contains all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your skin needs to keep the skin barrier strong, making it an effective daily treatment for dry skin, eczema, inflammation, rosacea, acne, anti-ageing and many more.