Did you know that algae may be one of the most powerful natural ingredients in skincare? This plant which can be anything from a single-celled organism to giant sea kelp has a cornucopia of benefits for the skin, making it one of the most popular go-to products for cosmestic and skin care companies about now.
While marine algae is one of the most studied ingredients used in cosmetics, its scientifically proven to be packed with optimal antioxidants powers, inflammatory and moisturising properties.
One of its varieties is Phaeophyceae, aka Brown algae, is rich in polyphenols and fucoidans, essential components to effectively perform anti-oxidant and anti-ageing actions by:
Preventing damages to amino-acids within the skin and protect the cell’s membrane.
Combat damage caused by free radicals which accelerate the ageing process by attacking healthy cells and damaging collagen.
Extract of brown algae will also help the formation of collagen and elastin due to its high concentration of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, leading to strengthening and tightening of our skin texture (thanks to 001Skincare).
Gatineau Aqua Memory Professionnel Moisturising Cream Mask is one such product that contains algae. It is also enriched with sweet almond oil and an anti-oxidant complex, this cream mask protects the skin, helping to rehydrate whilst reducing the appearance of dehydration lines and wrinkles. Indulge your senses with this refreshingly fragranced and richly luxurious cream from Gatineau.
Moisturising Cream Mask – this cream is a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid, marine extracts, sea fennel and brown algae which provide instant hydration and leave skin soft, supple and radiant.
Apply an even layer to your face, around the eyes and your throat and décolleté area and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water and a cloth or mitt and gently pat skin dry.
Use two to three times a week.
For optimum results always exfoliate your skin before applying your mask.