Categories: Marine Extracts, Antioxidants
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid nutrient that is naturally distributed in marine organisms such as crustaceans and fish. In the environment, astaxanthin serves as a natural photo-protecting agent for marine life. In relation to cosmetics, astaxanthin may provide a similar benefit in the form of antioxidant protection. 1
As an antioxidant, astaxanthin helps to neutralize free-radicals that are present in the environment.
- Hama, S. et al. Protective effects of topical application of a poorly soluble antioxidant astaxanthin liposomal formulation on ultraviolet‐induced skin damage. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences 101.8, 2909-2916 (2012)