Algae belong to the oldest and most versatile vegetable organisms on earth. The tens of thousands of different types in the oceans and on land convert about three times more carbon dioxide (CO2) than other useful plants and thus produce a majority of the oxygen on Earth.
The extreme weather conditions to which ocean algae are naturally exposed have compelled them to develop special defence and life-maintaining mechanisms in the course of millions of years. The research in cosmetics is making use of the substances, properties and indicators resulting from this, in order to develop products with an extremely high efficiency.
The diverse group of the BROWN ALGA includes up to 1,900 types. The characteristically brown coloured macro-algae tend to occur at the sea coasts in moderate zones. They contain, among others, around 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, up to 42 trace elements, omega-3 fatty acids and iodine. Their versatility is impressive.
BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN
The cosmetics industry has acknowledged the potential of the BROWN ALGA and relies increasingly on the effective beauty all-rounder. For its face mask, M2 BEAUTÉ uses the algin of the BROWN ALGA Laminaria digitata, which contains a large number of minerals and trace elements, especially calcium
and sodium ions. It stimulates the natural functions of the skin and supports the protection of the cells by various radical traps.
The active agent is ideally suited for extensive moisturisation of the skin as well as moisture retention. In addition, some cellular constituents contained in the BROWN ALGA brighten up the skin. The polysaccharides (Fucane) typical for BROWN ALGA have not only pharmacological, but even cosmetic effects – this includes, among others, the stimulation of collagen synthesis and the anti-ageing effect associated with it.