HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS COMPOUND?...
This supplement was not something I'd heard of until recently when I started noticing it as in ingredient in some beauty products I'd seen and tried. I really had NO idea what it actually was though...in fact- I was surprised! Astaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid,which is a type of phtochemical known as a terpene- this basically just means that they were created from carbon .
It's colorful and generally a shade of red; the supplement can be found in things like yeast, feathers of some brids, salmon, shrimp, and crustaceans. Algae has one of the higher concentrations of Astaxanthin, with Salmon being at the opposite end of the scale, having very little concentrations. Astaxanthin can be manufactured synthetically, but is normally avoided since it will induce other byproducts that could be harmful and dangerous.
One of the more recent and promising scientific studies, looked at the cosmetic benefits of astaxanthin and discovered that it indeed suggested an improvement of skin conditions such as hyper-pigmentation, sun & age spots, reduce sebum or oil production, and improve texture and moisture content! You can find out more about the study here: www.actabp.pl.
WHAT CAN ASTAXANTHIN DO FOR YOUR SKIN?
- FIGHT THE SIGNS OF AGING AND PREVENT FUTURE SIGNS TOO!
- LINKED TO PROTECTING CELLS FROM DAMAGE/ANTIOXIDANT.
- PROVIDES SKIN CARE PROTECTION.
- IMPROVES SKIN ELASTICITY.
- REDUCE FINE LINES & WRINKLES!
- HELPS SKIN INCREASE AND RETAIN MOISTURE :)
ARE THERE ANY WARNINGS ABOUT ASTAXANTHIN?
It has been deemed as safe to take as a supplement and topically or on the skin and generally does not cause adverse and/or allergic reactions. There are no interactions listed either, so it seems quite safe to combine with other drugs and supplements. However as always, I would strongly suggest that you speak with your medical professional before changing your diet or adding a supplement to your daily routine
IS THERE A PRODUCT CONTAINING ASTAXANTHIN THAT I RECOMMEND?!
YES! THERE IS:
BODY MERRY- SUPER 6 SERUM $22.99*
*Amazon.com w/Prime shipping pricing!
This has become one of my go-to serums and I wanted to make sure that I shared my thoughts on it since I absolutely LOVED the product! I've really been impressed with Body Merry's products thus far and noticed right away the quality and effectiveness of this product in particular! It's a light reddish-pink color, but it does NOT stain or leave any of the color behind. Also, the coloring is due to the astaxanthin present in the formula which means that it's not due to dyes or artificial coloring!
There's virtually no smell and it only takes 2-4 drops total to easily cover your entire face and neck area. It will dry in about 3 minutes and that allows for you to put on before your makeup with no issues! You will see pores diminished, smoother texture, and increased brightness with the first usage and this only gets better every time you use the serum.
It can be worn daily and I chose to put on with my skincare regimen both in the morning before putting my makeup and in the evening before going to bed! I think followed the serum with a good oil-free moisturizer and it worked like a dream :) The great part too about this product is that its super affordable at under $25- you're not going to break the bank to score a top-notch, organic beauty product! I give this one 5 STARS and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!