About Blue - Green Algae
An Ocean Dwelling Delight
Blue-green algae is the name of a group of simple, primitive, plant-like organisms that grow and live in Earth's oceans, lakes, and ponds. They use sunlight as their primary source of energy, and the process they use to do so, called "photosynthesis", produces oxygen as a byproduct.
When dried out and ground into a powder for use in cosmetics like ours, blue-green algae, specifically the spirulina strain of algae, possesses impressive beauty benefits.
Blue-green algae is known to contain:
Amino Acids: One of the best nutrients for skin and hair care there is, amino acids are the second-largest component of the skin, behind water. Amino acids are part of the building blocks of proteins, skin cells, and DNA. They may help prevent tissue breakdown, supply essential nutrients to the skin and hair, and stimulate collagen production. The list of the benefits of amino acids are nearly endless.
Vitamin A: Encourages healthy skin cell production, smooths out wrinkles, evens skin tone, clears up acne, and much more.
Vitamin C: Promotes collagen production, limits the damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, associated with notable decrease in wrinkles, and reduces dry skin.
Vitamin E: Makes skin soft, radiant, and healthy, reduces appearance of scars, reduces appearance of wrinkles, and rejuvenates dehydrated skin.
Vitamin K: Recent research has shown that vitamin K can strengthen the capillaries beneath the skin, therefore can improve the skin's blood circulation beneath the skin, which can help reduce inflammation, calm irritation, and reduce redness.