When it comes to luxury skin care ingredients, nature still reigns supreme. I am speaking specifically about marine ingredients such as caviar extract and marine algae.
Both these ingredients are gaining prominence in cosmetics and you will find them included in some of the world’s leading skin care formulations. So what’s so special about them and what is the secret to their success?
On-going research is bringing to light the wealth of nutrient sourced from the ocean that are particularly beneficial for the skin, leading to an increase in their use in skin and body care. It’s no wonder, for when we look at the composition of say, fresh algae, we see a complex of nutritional elements that are rich in minerals such as Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sulphur, Magnesium, Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Cobalt, Copper, Zinc, Bromine and Fluorine. Plus vitamins A, B, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E and K. Several Phyto-hormones have also been identified including Auxines, Gibberellines, Cytokinins, Chlorophyll, Alganales and Laminarines as well as 10 Amino-acids.
Because of their comprehensive mineral content, marine-based products are also highly beneficial for the whole body particularly for their cleansing, healing, re-balancing and detoxifying properties, and for this reason are used extensively in body and spa products and treatments.
When it comes to caviar, the composition of nutrients is extremely similar to marine algae. The unique combination of bio-stimulants consisting of a complete spectrum of vitamins, micro-elements, phospholipids and proteins are themselves a sources of marine DNA – a key element of skin cell regeneration – and assure luxurious care for the face.
Researchers say the caviar is loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals that have a cell format similar to human skin. Their action helps speed up the natural production of collagen, and in time will plump up and thicken the skin, giving it a younger, firmer appearance. Caviar extract when delivered to the skin through advanced technology formulation that can release their nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin will give sagging, tired-looking skin an intensive firming and revitalising effect.