It is essentially an underwater plant, designed to get its food from sunlight, much like any other plants, although from much more challenging conditions. In all its forms it acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting from free radical damage, as well as being able to hydrate the skin and deliver naturally-occurring vitamins into the skin. Algaes are a class of ingredients, many of which can be used in skincare. Variants of algae used in skincare are ahnfeltia concinna extract, alaria esculenta extract, algae exopolysaccharides, algin, alteromonas ferment extract, ascophyllum nodosum extract, asparagopsis armata extract, chlorella protothecoides, chlorella protothecoides oil (oleic acid), chlorella vulgaris extract, dunaliella salina (green algae) extract, hydrolysed algin, hydrolyzed f-fucoidan, laminaria ochroleuca (kelp) extract, laminaria ochroleuca extract. macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) extract, and marine extract
An incredibly interesting natural ingredient source, with some variability in properties depending on the specific source. It acts as powerful antioxidant and humectant/hydrator when used topically!
Algae extracts are multifunctional ingredients, providing hydrating, soothing, and antioxidant benefits. They also act as thickening and water-binding agents in formulations.
If any of the following apply Algae Extract might be a good option for you:
Dry and dehydrated skin
If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Algae Extract:
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