Ingredient Spotlight: Astaxanthin

09 04 2015

I adore this antioxidant, in part because it’s grown in one of my favorite places on earth: the Big Island of Hawaii.
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“Asta-zan-thin“: It's definitely a hard one to pronounce, but it's well worth the effort. I adore this antioxidant, in part because it’s grown in one of my favorite places on earth: the Big Island of Hawaii. Just this summer, flying in and out, I could actually see the aqua farm where this potent red pond algae is harvested for our products.

Growing on the surface of the water, the algae must adapt to survive in such a sun-drenched environment. Our aging skin has to do the same and astaxanthin is a huge help. It naturally protects the skin from UV damage and reduces wrinkle formation. In addition to using it as a standalone ingredient in our products, it’s also part of our Marine EFAs™, a proprietary blend of essential fatty acids.

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