What is Astaxanthin?
Haematococcus pluvialis is a fresh water green microalga and the best source of natural astaxanthin, one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. Haematococcus pluvialis microalga creates astaxanthin to protect itself from stressful environmental conditions. During the summer, when conditions become stressful and ponds begin to dry, astaxanthin enables the microalga to preserve its DNA undamaged, ready to grow again when the next rain comes, even if that takes many years. This remarkable ability demonstrates astaxanthin’s function as a superb antioxidant. In fact, studies have shown natural astaxanthin derived from microalgae to be over 500 times stronger than vitamin E and much more potent than other carotenoids. It is known that astaxanthin, which is a rich, dark red pigment, not only gives shrimp, krill and salmon their distinctive colors, but also helps salmon with the endurance they need to swim upstream for up to 2,000 miles, in addition to powering birds’ incredible eyesight.
How Astaxanthin Benefits Skin
Astaxanthin, found in Renew Pure Radiance Oil , Resurfacing Moisture Mask, Renew Repair Serum, Clear Pure Radiance Oil, Calm Pure Radiance Oil, is proven to improve skin elasticity and texture, stimulate collagen production, strengthen cell membranes, reduce wrinkles, and diminish dark circles and hyperpigmentation. It also outperforms both vitamins e and c as an antioxidant and even boosts their effectiveness when combined.