Superfood Ingredient : Astaxanthin

astaxanthin red algae

This ingredient may be hard to pronounce but it’s one of the most potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatorys available today. Astaxanthin is a reddish pink pigment naturally produced in algae and is responsible for turning some types of crustaceans like salmon, lobster, and shrimp, pink!

Just to give you a better idea of how powerful this ingredient is…

Astaxanthin’s concentration of antioxidants is 6,000 time stronger than vitamin C! So rather than grabbing for that glass of orange juice, you may want to think about how to incorporate astaxanthin into your daily regime. It’s also 550 times more potent than vitamin E.

What are the benefits of astaxanthin?

This super ingredient can improve your heart health, cellular health and the body’s immune system with its antioxidant properties. To see these effects, you can either take astaxanthin supplements or apply it topically during your skincare regime.

What does astaxanthin do for your skin?  

Its concentration of antioxidants can help improve your skin moisture levels, along with improving the tone, texture and elasticity of the skin. Astaxanthin also offers sunscreen protection by penetrating skin cells and reducing UVA damage. The result? Plump and wrinkle-free skin with no dark spots caused by sun damage.

Astaxanthin is one of 15 superfoods used in our Superfood Mask + Scrub. Its ability to reverse the signs of aging and penetrating the dermal layer of the skin to fix damage to skin cells makes it one of the most sought after skincare ingredients on the market today.

Have any questions? Set up a one on one skin consultation with Graydon to learn more about astaxanthin and what other natural ingredients can do for your skin!

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