Meet the Antioxidant King (or Queen!) that’s the talk of the beauty and science worlds.
Antioxidants are the antidote to the pollutants that damage our skin. Astaxanthin is considered the newest and most potent of antioxidants and the one to look for in your skincare products. If you want to detox, you may not know already that glutathione the mother of all antioxidants, is one of the best detox supplements you can take.
Asthaxanthin is a red pigment found in micro-algae and it lends it’s beautiful color to the lobsters, shrimp, and salmon who eat the algaes rich in this potent ingredient. It’s theorized that salmon, with the largest concentration of asthaxanthin in nature, are given their legendary endurance by this substance. This is also the reason flamingos are pink…they eat lots of algea and crustacean rich in asthaxanthin and the pretty pink color gets deposited in their feathers. Making them not only so healthy but so pretty.
This unique beneficial antioxidant gets its fame for fighting free radical damage that disrupts cellular renewal, for controlling inflammation, and for reducing redness. It’s important to take a moment to understand free radicals, which are a primary contributor to premature aging.
Free radicals are to the nasty molecules that attack skin cells (and other cells as well) damaging these cells so they are unable to reproduce and to create new, healthy cells. You are left with damaged cells, in particular the DNA of the cell is damaged, leading to wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, loss of skin tone and dehydration. Antioxidants help the skin resist oxidative stress, which is the result of these free radicals – think of an apple when you cut it open and leave out in the air – it turns brown! Free radicals are the result of exposure to sun, smoke and general all around pollution in the air. Since we can’t escape them, we need to ensure that our skin care products are protecting our skin from and oxidative stress.
All good reason to look for skin care products that include antioxidants and particularly one as potent as Asthaxanthin, Cornelia Skin Calming Complex was created to deliver a rich dose of Asthaxanthin to your skin. We focused on Asthaxanthin as the core ingredient based on scientific findings that identify this ingredient as the most powerful antioxidant known. In comparison to two other well known skin care antioxidants, Asthaxanthin is measured as…
- 3000 times stronger than Resveratrol and
- 5000 times stronger that Vitamin C
Boosted with Liquid Oxygen to promote penetration of the actives, especially asthaxanthin, the serum is the perfect antidote to the signs of aging by smoothing wrinkles, reducing redness, even rosacea, and controlling inflammation.
Something else to know about this remarkable ingredient – Asthxanthin is also available as a dietary supplement and one study showed that taking both the supplement along with using topical application had the most effective results in reducing crow’s feet, wrinkles, elasticity and maintaining skin hydration. Extraordinary Asthaxanthin definitely deserves checking out as you’re looking for your skin products?
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