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Astaxanthin

| [asta-zanthin] |

Categories: Marine Extracts, Antioxidants

Astaxanthin Benefits:
Antioxidant

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. 

  1. 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)