Robert's Insights: Astaxanthin - The New Best Skincare Ingredient Out There

November 11, 2020 1 min read

What is Astaxanthin and What Does It Do? Robert Park, Vice President Sales and Operations answers:

“Astaxanthin” 

Like me, it might’ve taken you a couple tries to say that, but its functions aren’t as complicated as the word itself is to say. Astaxanthin is a type of carotenoid which make up the orangish pigmentation in shrimp, lobster, salmon, and other marine life. When we apply astaxanthin to our skin, the carotenoid acts as an antioxidant in our bodies, protecting our cells from oxidation(decay). Astaxanthin’s strength as an antioxidant has coined its name, “king of carotenoids” as its efficiency in protecting cells from oxidation exceeds the average antioxidant mineral or vitamin. 

The antioxidant effect becomes very important when it comes to our skin’s health. One main factor in the expedited aging of our skin is cellular oxidation (toxins and pollutants in our blood stream), something the “king of carotenoids” is superior at combating. The topical application and consumption of astaxanthin have been proven to fight cellular oxidation, alleviating cell damage that could cause wrinkles and creases in your skin. Therefore, astaxanthin keeps your skin tight and elastic so your skin can look and feel healthy.

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