Colorful and True
The Secret is Seaweed
Seaweeds (marine macroalgae) can be classified into three groups according to their pigmentation: Phaeophyceae (brown), Rhodophyceae (red) and Chlorophyceae (green). They represent a diverse resource for potential bioactive extracts and metabolites for use in cosmetic products – with moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, photoprotective (anti-UV), skin-whitening (lightening), and antimicrobial properties, in addition to boosting collagen synthesis, and promoting wound healing, anti-cellulite and slimming effects. Important compounds derived from seaweeds include polysaccharides (alginate, laminaran, fucoidan and carrageenans), peptides, fatty acids, carotenoids, phytohormones and flavonoids. Seaweeds are rich in vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, C, D, E and K), essential amino acids, minerals and trace elements.