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The goodness of red algae

Red algae

The seaweed extracts have brightening, antioxidant, dark spot corrector properties for brighter, healthy-looking skin

By Puja Gupta

March 22, 2020 (IANSlife) Red algae is one of the most prominent types of seaweed and a rich source of minerals, nutrients and vitamin C from millions of years. This natural ingredient has survived the ice cold water of North Atlantic and trending in beauty industry due to its extraordinary benefits.

Plabita Sharma, Skincare expert,The Body Shop India explains the treatment and benefits of red algae. 

Red algae extracts are used for getting multiple dimensions of brighter, healthy-looking skin and the  extracts are famous for its brightening, antioxidant, anti dark spot corrector benefits and Vitamin C richness. Production of melanin in skin can cause dark spots and pigmentation. it’s a pigment naturally produced in our bodies that rises to the surface of our skin with exposure to the sun. 

Over time, melanocytes, the cells which helps in the production of this pigment begin to work less effectively, causing the chemical to build up in certain areas on our skin. This result in a lack of luminosity, dullness and unevenness – pigmentation impacts your overall look. Skin care products with Red algae extracts help combat this issue. It can easily be made as part of the daily beauty regime due to its availability in the beauty industry.

Red Algae enriched skincare products can be used for all skin types except super sensitive skin. Without any side effects, this supernatural ingredient can be used on a daily basis for smoother, healthier and an even-tone skin. In-vitro studies have shown that red algae extract has a brightening and anti-dark spots action by inhibiting key stages of the pigmentation process and even after melanin has been produced. 

In-vitro studies have shown that red algae extract has a brightening and anti-dark spots action by inhibiting key stages of the pigmentation process and even after melanin has been produced:

• Reduces the process of melanin production by inhibiting the activity of Tyrosinase, a key enzyme involved in melanin production
• Control the transport and accumulation of Melanosomes to prevent dark spots from appearing on the surface of the skin
• Limit pigmentation induced by UV exposure 

Red Algae has been used for millions of years as a source of food substances and for treating medical conditions. It is high in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that are easily utilized by your body.  
Red algae is usually highly recommended and is quite easy to incorporate into one’s lifestyle by indulging into cosmetic products having red algae as a massive key ingredient. 

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