Topical products: important for protecting the skin 

Sunscreen, anti-aging serum, moisturizers and other topical skincare products are essential to healthy skin. Not only do they protect against aging, but they also shield the skin from environmental elements, such as sun exposure. The sun is only one of the environmental factors that damages skin or accelerates skin aging. Pollution, smoke, extreme weather conditions and artificial heating and cooling, in addition to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, are also culprits.


Supplementing with nutra-cosmetics

Topical applications alone may not be enough to protect our skin, since they do not penetrate deeply enough through the skin cell walls. This is where nutra-cosmetics, also known as inside-out beauty formulations, can help. These bio-active ingredients taken orally can improve cell absorption, to both protect skin cells and prevent skin damage from environmental insults.

Since the early 2000s, nutra-cosmetic beauty supplementation has emerged as an essential health and beauty staple. Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of inside-out treatments in UV and UVB protection, as well as in reducing skin aging. Several of these studies have highlighted that natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae – either as a stand-alone solution or combined with other antioxidants – helps protect skin.


Natural astaxanthin’s cosmetic benefits

  • Augments moisture content and boosts hydration
  • Improves skin texture
  • Enhances skin elasticity
  • May help reduce the appearance of fine lines


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