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Astaxanthin protects the skin on a cellular level against oxidation, inflammation, DNA damage and the cells’ mitochondria.
Topical creams and lotions have been aggressively promoted by cosmetic marketers. However, the majority of the products only work on the outer layer of the skin through either “chemical peeling” or “acceleration of skin cell life cycle”. These processes expose the underlying new skin, which is obviously not a healthy solution to remain beautiful in the long run.
Unlike those topical products, astaxanthin has been studied in multiple researches and is proven to work from inside-out replenishing all the skin layers. and therefore, astaxanthin is also named as “Internal Beauty Pill”.
When astaxanthin is ingested, it starts to concentrate in blood, muscles and organs such as eyes, brain, heart and skin. As it concentrates in these organs, it protects them on a cellular level against oxidation, inflammation, DNA damage and the cells’ mitochondria. Astaxanthin protects against photo-aging which occurs when UV light penetrates deep into the skin’s dermis layer. This photo-aging causes wrinkles, age spots, inflammation (sunburn) and cellular damage. By preventing UV damage and photo-aging, astaxanthin improves the appearance and quality of the skin whilst preserving skin health.
Supporting Pre-clinical Studies
Besides human clinical studies, there are many pre-clinical studies indicating various benefits of astaxanthin on skin health.
Tominaga, K., Hongo, N., Karato, M., Yamashita, E. (2012). “Cosmetic benefits of Astaxanthin on humans subjects.” Acta Biochim Pol, 59(1), 43-47.
Beguin, A. (2005). “A novel micronutrient supplement in skin aging: a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study.” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2005:4,277-284.
Black, H. (1998). “Radical interception by carotenoids and effects on UV carcino¬genesis.” Nutrition and Cancer. 31(3):212-7.
Yoshihisa, Y., Andoh, T., Matsunaga, K., Rehman, M., Maoka, T., Shimizu, T. (2016). “Efficacy of Astaxanthin for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in a murine model.” PLoS One 2016 Mar 29;11(3):e0152288.
Chou, H., Lee, C., Pan, J., Wen, Z., Huang, S., Lan, C., Liu, W., Hour, T., Hseu, Y., Hwang, B., Cheng, K., Wang, H. (2016). “Enriched Astaxanthin extract from Haematococcus pluvialis augments growth factor secretions to increase cell proliferation and induces MMP1 degradation to enhance collagen production in human dermal fibroblasts.” International Journal of Molecular Science 2016 Jun 16;17(6).pii:E955.