Astaxanthin( pronounced asta-zan-thin) is a naturally occurring antioxidant carotenoid, derived from a microalgae called Haematococcus Pluvialis .
Mother Nature created this natural supplement eons ago and it has been present in trace amounts in aquatic ecosystems for over a billion years. Astaxanthin provides the rich pink colour observed in various aquatic species, such as salmon, crabs and lobsters. It is also the substance that turns flamingos pink. This is the reason that all our creams have that distinctive orangey hue.
So why should Astaxanthin be part of your daily skincare routine?
And why is it so effective?
Free radicals are the everyday particles that are harmful to your skin. Simply put,they cause most of the problems that affect your skin, whilst most antioxidants target only one form of free radical, Astaxanthin can handle multiple forms simultaneously.
In terms of eradicating free radicals such as Reactive Oxygen Species Astaxanthin has been shown to be:-
- 6000 x stronger than Vitamin C
- 550 x stronger than green tea
- 550 x stronger than Vitamin E
- 800 x stronger than CoQ10
- 75 x stronger than Alpha Lipoic Acid
- 40 x stronger than Beta-Carotene
That’s pretty effective !!!