INCI: Haematococcus pluvialis Extract
% : 5
APPEARANCE: Deep Reddish Powder
Solubility: Hot oil/ Ethanol
Astaxanthin is rich in Carotenoids, also known as Vitamin A, it is a strong antioxidant in eliminating free radicals that cause premature aging. This powder is a great source of anti-inflammatory properties that help with inflammation.
ROS causes lipid peroxidation of the skin top layer (stratum corneum) which reduces the natural barrier function. Astaxanthin scavenges the ROS in the skin surface which ultimately helps reduce moisture loss and keeps skin smooth.
astaxanthin also reduces UVB induced inflammation r.
it also assists skin renewal by minimizing effects of ROS.
However, the powder color changes when exposed to direct sunlight because astaxanthin is susceptible to degradation by oxidation and heat.
Usage Rate: 0.01 - 0.05