We aren’t afraid to add a scoop of spirulina powder to our smoothies, so why hesitate when it comes to our face mask formulas? Boasting loads of antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids, spirulina is a nutritious supplement for your body inside and out.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is a powerful antioxidant popular for tightening and firming skin. Antioxidants work against the aging process by diminishing free radical damaging and increases cell rejuvenation. Particularly, Vitamin E has a thick, moisturizing property that promotes smooth and supple skin. This thick protection is also great for warding off environmental stressors from entering the epidermis. This miraculous addition to any anti-aging formula is also a natural preservative. This is extremely beneficial, seeing as many skincare products utilize synthetic preservatives to attain longer shelf-lives. Let the tocos take care of your long-lasting beauty!.
It’s actually algae...
If you have ever swam in the ocean, you have most likely experienced that scaley after effect of dried salt residue on your skin. That mixed with a strong, beating sun is the perfect disaster for your skin. But what if there was more to sea-treatment for skin? Well, there is - hello anti-aging algae. Chlorella, the green-blue algae that makes up our spirulina face masks contains an abundance of chlorophyll. As noted in our Matcha Face Mask, the natural detoxification benefits include cleansed impurities and unclogged pores. Don’t forget to eat your greens for an even healthier complexion!
It has a secret power...
Spirulina contains a rare and significant fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA). This property is also found in evening primrose which is highly valued in the beauty world. GLA’s restoring abilities leaves skin supple and smooth, reducing signs of aging. Its hydrating qualities are a great counteract for transepidermal water-loss which can be caused my emulsifying agents found in most skincare products. GLA is highly effective for dry skin-types and highly effective against skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
- Alexander J. Michels, “Vitamin E and Skin Health,” Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, February 2012, http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/skin/vitaminE/index.html
- Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. (2018). The Effectiveness of GLA in Topical Formulations for the Skin. Retrieved April 03, 2018, from https://www.bioriginal.com/page-articles/the-effectiveness-of-gla-in-topical-formulations-for-the-skin/