Friday, August 17, 2012
Algae extract in acne & skin care
A perfect all-rounder…
Algae extract is a natural (herbal) botanical extract that is obtained from a variety of natural resources especially seaweed, fungi and other mushrooms. With its powerful ability to retain moisture, this natural extract keeps skin moisturized while providing increased protection against harmful irritants and substances in acne.
General skin benefits of algae extract
Skin experts, naturists and even dermatologists now consider algae extract as a potent, active substance that can be used to normalize the skin’s moisture content and provide suppleness to the epidermis (upper most layer of the skin).
It is also rich in iodine, which is diffused through the skin to stimulate the metabolic processes, resulting in cellulite reduction and slimming.
How algae extract works?
It is believed that algae extract works by helping skin maintain its youthful appearance by inhibiting the formation of the enzyme collagenase, which causes the degradation of collagen. Therefore, it actually prevents further breakdown of collagen which naturally leads to increased and optimal quantities of collagen in your skin.
What is collagen?
Collagens are important proteins for the skin, as they are essential for structure and function of the extracellular matrix in the dermis (the middle layer of your skin). Thinner and wrinkled skin, the typical sign of normal aging, or sometimes acne, is the consequence of reduced collagen.
Special benefits of algae extract in acne
It improves skin immune system, free radical scavenger, skin restructuring, wrinkle reduction and tissue renewal. It also provides protective film.
• Pure algae extracts also work to inhibit skin irritation and reduce oxidative stress to skin cells.
• It also hydrates, conditions and helps normalize moisture content in the skin.
• It also promotes skin clarity, prevents the appearance of spots and discoloration in acne.
Additional bonus of using algae extract
Algae extract aids in diminishing the visible signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles. Helps build skin’s collagen network, increase firmness and stimulate cell renewal. Its naturally fine colloidal particles and absorbent properties significantly enhance its deep cleansing.