Pelvetia canaliculata (algae) extract
Pelvetia canaliculata is a type of brown seaweed also known as Channeled wrack. This hearty, upper shore-growing seaweed is known to survive in harsh conditions, including extended periods of low tide, although it requires submersion for maximum nutrient uptake.
Applied to skin, it exerts antioxidant, soothing, and hydrating effects. Its antioxidant ability is particularly good at neutralizing the damage from airborne metallic pollutants.
Pelvetica canaliculata is also a rich source of skin-beneficial amino acids, carotenoids, and polyphenolic compounds that can neutralize collagen-degrading enzymes before they harm skin.
References for this information:
Marine Drugs, October 2018, ePublication
Cosmetics, February 2018, pages 8-18
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, June 2017, ePublication
Advances in Botanical Research, Volume 71, Academic Press; London, UK: 2014, pages 345–378
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