It is a new year, let's start it out right, shall we? This is the perfect time to start thinking about your health, moreover, your routines and practices that protect our bodies from the damaging effects of countless environmental pollutants that we encounter on a daily basis.
New, groundbreaking research has successfully allowed scientists to deduce that Algae extracts help to shield our skin from such pollutants, giving us a healthier and younger look.
Several studies have led to the use of seaweed and marine plants in the use of creating natural skin purifying agents. The latest in this research was the discovery of a new ingredient found in Algae. This new ingredient works as a protective barrier when used on our skin, as well as being excellent at keeping the skin clean and pure.
How does the environment effect our skin?
While we all know the effects of poor air quality on our internal health, including heart disease and lung disease, what most people don’t consider is how it effects our skin.
New research shows that those who live in areas with higher air pollution are at a higher risk of their skin aging well before it would elsewhere. With different pollutants being introduced to your skin on a daily basis, those toxins are wrecking havoc on your skin's health.
Recent studies have shown that over 90 percent of the people who live on this planet live in places where the air contains too many toxins and pollutants. With that being said, due to this, our bodies, both internally and externally, are being affected by prolonged exposure to these pollutants.
But what are the side effects of these pollutants on our skin? We already know that it damages our heart and lungs, and even our eyes in some places, but can the air really be that dangerous to our skin? Bear in mind, our skin is the largest organ on our bodies.
Exposure to pollutants does have an effect on our skin. Premature aging, age spots, wrinkles, damaged collagen, higher pigmentation on cheeks, even allergic reactions like rashes, hives and eczema, and inflammation are all skin conditions that this exposure can cause.
But Wait, How Can Algae Skincare Help?
While many don’t see algae as a useful part of the ecosystem, what many don’t realize, is that it is capable of some incredible things. It has an ability that a lot of people fail to see. That ability is the ability to be able to form a symbiotic relationship with its hosts, which gives both itself and its host a better chance at surviving this harsh world.
Acrochaetium moniliforme is a very rare, red type of algae that is best known for it's ability to form a protective barrier around other organisms by working with other micro-organisms. This barrier then in turn, protects the algae host from a large number of environmental dangers.
Due to extensive research, now it is possible to extract the cells from the algae that are crucial for this process. With those cells, they can now be used to invent and produce a skin purifier, using the cells, called contacticel.
What is truly amazing about contacticel is that it really is a superhero, in a sense. It is capable of protecting the skin from countless environmental dangers, such as heavy metals, ozone and microparticles.
This incredible discovery has made people take more interest in something as simple as algae. Now people are thriving to enhance these amazing marine species and to find new, unique ingredients that can be used to promote healthier lives. The main focus is healthier skin, for now, but who knows what this holds for the future of our health and our defense against environmental dangers in the long run!