Astaxanthin for Skin: Protect Against Aging, Sun Damage, and More

Astaxanthin for Skin: Protect Against Aging, Sun Damage, and More
You may barely be able to pronounce it, but estheticians, dermatologists, scientists, and beauty experts are spreading the word about the benefits of this potent antioxidant called astaxanthin.


Let’s find out.

Just in case you’re wondering, this four-syllable word - ˌ’a-stə-ˈzan(t)-thən’ is pronounced asta-zan-thin.

What is Astaxanthin?

While it might sound like a man-made chemical, astaxanthin is found in nature and has rave-worthy skin benefits!

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring, red pigmented carotenoid found in certain algae and marine life. This extraordinary skincare ingredient happens to cause the pink color in sockeye salmon, lobster, and even flamingos.

Astaxanthin antioxidant

Beyond making marine life pretty in pink, carotenoids are incredibly beneficial antioxidants.

Astaxanthin Is a Superhero Antioxidant

Astaxanthin is 6000x’s more potent than vitamin C and 550x’s stronger than vitamin E when eliminating free radicals. Thus, this antioxidant has the makings of a skincare warrior that’ll protect cell membranes and combat oxidative stress to promote good skin health.

Alone or combined with other antioxidant agents, Astaxanthin will synergistically help slow or even reverse skin aging. The benefits are no gimmick. Because of its superpower antioxidant properties, there has been impactful research on how astaxanthin treats skincare and aging problems.

Life Extension reports that astaxanthin has “the ability to scavenge skin-damaging free radicals and provide potent protection against ultraviolet radiation.”

And Healthline refers to research on the powers of astaxanthin to reduce wrinkles and fight the aging process, while Dermascope calls Astaxanthin the “Red Miracle of the Sea.”

The evidence coming in reveals how skin can benefit from the nutrients antioxidant activity and unique “biochemical messenger properties” with the ability to treat and prevent skin disease.

Specifically, the carotenoid helps reduce a natural process in your cells called oxidation. Oxidative stress plays a significant role in the aging process.

Reducing oxidation means skin that defies age.

So what exactly can this nutrient do for your skin and why do you need it in your arsenal?

Astaxanthin is Your Skin’s Fiercest Friend

Now your skin has a new ally. Astaxanthin is there when you need it. It can be used topically to promote healthy skin, smooth wrinkles, decrease the appearance of age spots, and help maintain skin moisture.
Below are some skin conditions with Astaxanthin may help:

• Wrinkles: CNN’s Metro Manila reports that clinical studies have proven that astaxanthin can improve fine lines and wrinkles

• Age Spots: Age spots are age-related skin deterioration associated with environmentally induced damage. Using skincare products rich in astaxanthin may inhibit their formation, and even lighten existing spots.

• Dryness: In clinical studies, supplementing with astaxanthin has been shown to improve skin moisture content

• Sun Damage: The antioxidant effects of astaxanthin allow it to protect and repair skin from damaging ultraviolet rays. Please don’t forget to always use in addition to sunblock for the best protection.


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Final Thoughts

Astaxanthin has potent anti-wrinkle and antioxidant benefits. The research continues, but the positive effects of astaxanthin on skin physiology are hard to ignore.

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