Beauty So Deep

CLEO (Malaysia) - - PROMOTION -

Skin­care in­gre­di­ents con­stantly evolve as brands go on nev­erend­ing quests to main­tain and cre­ate per­fect-look­ing skin. CLEO gives you the low­down on a skin­care in­gre­di­ent to watch this year.

The An­swer Lies In The Ocean

Through­out the years we have seen su­gar de­riv­a­tives, plant ex­tracts, pep­tides, AHAs, and an­tiox­i­dants make their way into our favourite creams. They pro­vide ef­fec­tive re­sults but the de­mand for quicker and more vis­i­ble re­sults have sci­en­tists con­stantly look­ing for the next best thing. Re­searchers have turned to the ocean whose vast space re­mains largely undis­cov­ered and pro­vides an area of pos­si­bil­i­ties. There, they were able to find a plethora of ma­rine in­gre­di­ents that share unique bi­o­log­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics and affin­ity with skin plus the abil­ity to re­gen­er­ate, re­pair, and pro­tect it.

Ac­cord­ing to an ar­ti­cle in Skin Inc. mag­a­zine pub­lished last year, ma­rine plants are known to de­velop dif­fer­ent nu­tri­ents and cell func­tions (depend­ing on where they grow) to help pro­tect against ex­ter­nal ag­gres­sors. In­ter­est­ingly, this is quite sim­i­lar to skin’s nat­u­ral de­fence mech­a­nism like the pro­duc­tion of melanin dur­ing ex­po­sure to UV rays.

Though ma­rine ex­tracts aren’t new to the skin­care world, more ben­e­fits are be­ing dis­cov­ered, the more they are stud­ied. For ex­am­ple, these days they can be ex­tracted in more en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly, so­phis­ti­cated ways such as freezedry­ing to pre­serve their nutrient po­tency. Spe­cific mol­e­cules can be eas­ily iso­lated and con­cen­trated to max­imise its ef­fects on skin.

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