With new beauty and skincare products popping up every day, it can be difficult to know which to choose…particularly when they include ingredients that you may not be familiar with.
Here at Nibu Naturals, we offer a range of high-performance products, all handcrafted and containing a range of natural and powerful ingredients that we’ve specially selected.
We have a certain ingredient that we just love.
And this much-loved, special ingredient is astaxanthin.
Let us tell you more about what it is, and why we add to our products:
What is Astaxanthin?
Put simply, astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant and is one of nature’s most effective skincare ingredients.
It’s even been described as being 6,000 times more powerful than vitamin C!
Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid which is found in microalgae. It’s bright red in colour and it’s actually what gives salmon, lobster and shrimp their pink flesh.
You’ll find that it can transform your skin in many amazing ways.
Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of astaxanthin and why you’ll often find it within high-performance skincare products...
Top 10 Benefits of Astaxanthin
Hydrates Your Skin
Astaxanthin can be found in skincare products as it’s super moisturising for your skin. Use a product which contains this powerful ingredient and you won’t need to add any additional moisturiser. It’s amazing at locking in hydration, leaving your skin bright, dewy and glowing.
Fights Free Radicals
You’ll often find astaxanthin in anti-ageing products. This is because it can neutralise free radicals which can make you look more youthful. It’s actually regarded as one of the best skincare ingredients for fighting against dangerous free radicals.
Protects Your Skin Against UV rays
Astaxanthin can protect the skin from UV damage as it acts as an antioxidant. Scientific research has revealed that it’s the most effective carotenoid at doing this. SPF products should also be applied but astaxanthin will provide you with an added layer of protection.
Repairs DNA Damage
Our DNA is like an instruction manual for your body’s growth and development, so the stability of it is important. It’s been known for some time that cancer and other diseases can be caused by harm to your body’s DNA code. Astaxanthin protects your skin from UV damage which means that it can play a crucial role in the repair of DNA damage caused by the harmful effects of the sun.
Enhances Your Immune System
It’s been proven that astaxanthin works hard to boost your immune system. It does this by increasing antibodies in your body, so you’re then better able to protect yourself against viruses. A great way to get the maximum benefit of this is by using products that contain the antioxidant, as well as taking an Astaxanthin Supplement.
Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
It’s great at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It does this by neutralising damage from free radicals, whilst reducing inflammation. It will leave you with beautiful, younger looking skin.
Helps with Hyperpigmentation
Thanks to the antioxidant properties of astaxanthin, it can also help with hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It can break up discolouration, resulting in a brighter and more even complexion.
Nourishes Sensitive Skin
When you have sensitive skin, it’s important to take care when choosing products to ensure they will not cause any irritation. If you do suffer from sensitive skin, we’d recommend reaching for products that contain astaxanthin as they will work hard to nourish and hydrate your skin, whilst reducing inflammation.
Can Improve Skin Conditions
When you suffer from difficult skin conditions, like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea, life can be quite challenging. It’s not always easy to know how best to treat them. Astaxanthin is a potent natural ingredient that can work wonders, reducing redness and inflammation. It can improve your skin in a short period of time, providing relief from various skin irritations.
Gives You Glowing Skin
One of the best things about astaxanthin is that it gives you healthy and radiant skin. You can get that lovely glow that we all love…and 100% naturally too. And when you’re glowing on the outside, you’ll glow from the inside too. Your skin will look so great, you won’t want to cover it up with make-up.
It’s clear to see why you’ll find this powerful antioxidant in many skincare products – there are just so many benefits!
Why not experience these benefits for yourself?
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With regular use of our high-performance products, you’ll have softer, smoother and radiant skin in no time at all!
Now, who doesn’t want a bit of that?