Astaxanthin extract benefits for skin
This natural antioxidant – believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidant powerhouses available from nature - is one of many wonderful nutrients born from the sea. The naturally pink antioxidant is derived from algae and helps support the ability of skin cells to manage oxidative stress, slowing signs of aging.
Astaxanthin offers a multitude of benefits for the skin, including the ability to help manage the sun’s UV rays.
The lipid-soluble nutrient is an oxygen-carrying carotenoid, it contains vitamin A, one of the most skin-friendly antioxidants available.
Vitamin A, when applied topically, converts to retinol, which quickly goes to work supporting collagen and elastin cells, the two main proteins that make up the skin’s structural layer. When collagen and elastin levels rise – the production of these cells naturally declines over time – skin looks firmer and more elastic with a radiant glow.
Astaxanthin is most effective when working in synergy with two other antioxidants, copherol and phytaminol.
Together, this powerhouse trio helps manage the healthy levels of collagen and elastin, maintains circulation so more nutrients can reach skin cells and helps fight free radicals to reduce damage from oxidative stress.
Studies have shown that the antioxidant properties of astaxanthin lead to skin that is better hydrated with improved elasticity and fewer fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Astaxanthin is found in Xtend-Life’s Kanapa blend.
Uses of Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin can not only be taken internally to offer healthy support from free radicals, it can also be used topically in a wide range of age defying skin care products.
Because it helps support the skin’s ability to manage the sun’s UV rays, it is also effective in sunscreens.
Source and sustainability of Astaxanthin
The Astaxanthin used in Xtend-Life products is sourced from the Israeli company Algatechnologies, which focuses on cultivating commercial microalgae, and is one of the world’s top producers of premium astaxanthin.
Located in the Arava Desert, Algatechnologies was founded in 1998 and has since established itself as a global leader in natural products while establishing a reputation for using innovative, state-of-the-art technologies and production methods that are kind to the environment.
It’s the ultimate union of science and nature from a company that has focused on sustainability and earth-friendly practices since it was founded almost 20 years ago.