The most powerful antioxidant: astaxanthin
What is astaxanthin anyway?
Astaxanthin is a natural red dye that chemically belongs to the carotenoids. Carotenoids are mainly found in red fruits and vegetables. They are a very broad class of naturally occurring substances and have numerous functions. They protect plants from UV radiation, act as antioxidants and are essential for the normal course of the physiological processes of the cells.
Well-known carotenoids are lycopene (in tomatoes), carotene (in carrots) and lutein (in green leafy vegetables). All of these substances are healthy for humans. Astaxanthin is unsurpassed in its effect on the skin. In this article, you will learn why astaxanthin in particular can help your skin glow naturally.
How does astaxanthin work in the skin?
In the first place, astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants. It neutralizes free radicals that arise during stress, excessive UV exposure, but also during the "very normal" processes in the body. Free radicals are primarily responsible for skin aging. Therefore, effective anti-aging cosmetics should definitely contain antioxidants.
Astaxanthin is not an "ordinary" antioxidant. Due to its molecular structure, it is very readily soluble in lipids (lipophilic). Therefore, processing in a rich cream or oil serum is best suited. Since the skin has a high lipid content, astaxanthin penetrates easily and can develop its numerous effects in the skin.
The particularly strong antioxidant effect is due to its special structure. Astaxanthin has both hydrophilic (water-loving) and lipophilic (fat-loving) components in its structure. It can protect the skin's double layer, which also has water and fat-loving components, more effectively than most other antioxidants. In addition, astaxanthin is more efficient in its antioxidant effect and, to put it simply, is not so easily "consumed". These special features alone make Astaxanthin a true anti-aging weapon.
Astaxanthin as natural UV protection
Due to its high antioxidant effect, astaxanthin is a natural sunscreen. It reduces the negative effects of excessive UV radiation and works against inflammation. Astaxanthin cannot replace common UV filters, but it can make sunscreen products even more effective. Above all, it helps your skin to get through the summer healthier and look younger.
By the way, the anti-inflammatory effect of astaxanthin is the reason why it also helps with sunburn. Due to the long-term effect, sun protection products with astaxanthin also work after sunbathing. In the case of particularly light skin types, a red coloring of the skin can even be observed if the product contains a particularly large amount of astaxanthin.
In addition, astaxanthin appears to be effective against age spots. The dermatologist calls this phenomenon hyperpigmentation. It is due to the excessive melanin production in the sun. Melanin is the substance that is responsible for the brown spots on the skin. Less melanin means a smoother and clearer complexion.
Anti-wrinkle effect: astaxanthin and collagenCollagen is the most common protein in our body. It forms a kind of scaffold over which the skin is stretched. In old age, this scaffold becomes brittle and folds form where it tears. Collagen is the basis of smooth and wrinkle-free skin.
Astaxanthin works twice against wrinkles. First, it protects the collagen in the skin from free radical damage. Second, it inhibits collagen-degrading enzymes that are activated when stressed. Astaxanthin thus stimulates the skin's own collagen synthesis and ensures long-term smooth skin and firm skin.
These are the most popular astaxanthin care products
The Astaxanthin body lotion from Medicorp is a rich body cream. It is one of our best-selling products. The activating and mild body lotion with the active ingredient astaxanthin is that strongest known antioxidant in the world.
You benefit from the following advantages:
→ Development of the body's own UV protection
→ Healthy body color, light tan
→ Wrinkles are reduced
→ Provides velvety soft skin
→ Improves the complexion of cellulite
We recommend the as a supplementary care for the face Super Cream Rouge by Medicorp, she is a very rich Day and night care for mature skin. Which also contains the antioxidant astaxanthin.