Algae Exopolysaccharides

Exopolysaccharides (EPS) are phytochemicals produced by Algae to protect from external stressors: UV radiation, oxidation (from free radicals) and temperature, so these provide skin-protecting benefits in skincare. Being a polysaccharide, this also offers humectant qualities, meaning it can draw water to it, plumping & hydrating the area it is applied to. It is in the class of Algae Extract which also include ahnfeltia concinna extract, alaria esculenta extract, algae extract, algin, alteromonas ferment extract, ascophyllum nodosum extract, asparagopsis armata extract, chlorella protothecoides, chlorella vulgaris extract, dunaliella salina (green algae) extract, hydrolyzed f-fucoidan, laminaria ochroleuca (kelp) extract, macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) extract, and marine extract.

What is Algae Exopolysaccharides?

EPSs are macromolecular polysaccharidic compounds that are produced by algae to protect from UV, free radical damage and temperature.

What does Algae Exopolysaccharides do?

In skincare, they are are used to protect from external stressors such as UV and free radicals, as well as provide hydration due to their humectant structure.

Who is Algae Exopolysaccharides good for?

If any of the following apply Algae Exopolysaccharides might be a good option for you:

Dry and dehydrated skin

Fine Lines



Who should avoid Algae Exopolysaccharides?

If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Algae Exopolysaccharides:

Related Allergy

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