Breaking Down the Mystery Skin Care Ingredient: Blue Green Algae
Blue green algae is set to ruffle some beauty feathers because it's vying with bakuchiol for the accolade of 2019's hottest ingredient. Blue green algae is on its way to being one of 2019's biggest skincare trends (though it’s been around a lot longer than you might think). Blue algae has many names—blue-green algae, cyanobacteria, spirulina—but what skin care experts are laser-focused on is that the pigment-rich ingredient can work wonders when applied to the skin!
The Benefits of Blue Green Algae
For decades now, scientists have known that the pigment in blue algae is a great source of antioxidants. It’s packed with a powerhouse of essential amino acids and minerals and boosts skin moisture by preventing water loss. On top of that, it’s rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals, which contribute to the elimination of free radicals within the skin.
Whether you're a city dweller who has to deal with a barrage of pollutants every day or you're dealing with unwanted skin dehydration, adding a daily dose of blue algae to your skin routine could help keep your skin looking and feeling its glowing best!
When the water is warm and contains certain key nutrients, blue-green algae brings brilliant new color to our lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams. It also brings new life and vitality to our skin, with rejuvenating and anti-aging benefits.
Blue-green algae are actually microscopic organisms called “cyanobacteria” that are naturally present at low numbers in many bodies of water. When they get a lot of sunshine in water that is undisturbed and full of phosphorus or nitrogen, they can form blooms that produce floating “rafts” on the surface, which usually occurs between mid-June and late September.
This is an old plant that has been around for billions of years, with fossils found in Australia dated 3.5 billion years old (we mentioned it had been around a long time)! It's used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, beta-carotene, and iron, as well as biologically active enzymes, chlorophyll, fatty acids, and neuropeptides. It's also a good source of arginine, known to build muscle tone, and contains all eight essential amino acids, as well as some copper, magnesium, zinc, and potassium.
Now imagine having that much punch to your troublesome skin!
Because blue-green algae is high in proteins and fatty acids, it helps to lift and tone your skin. Second, the fatty acids work down deep to help firm and tighten your appearance. What about the protein factor? Protein is made of amino acids, and amino acids are responsible for making your skin look revived and rejuvenated, aka anti-aging.
Everyone wants youthful, reverse the clock baby skin free of any wrinkle or fine line. Adding blue green algae to your skin care routine can only help make that wish a reality!
As it’s water-based by nature, blue-green algae provides moisturization and purifying hydration, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Research has also found that blue-green algae has properties that make it great for sensitive skin. Finally, because it's so compatible with the skin's natural properties, it's easily absorbed so the skin can make good use of it, especially for dry and damaged skin needing a little extra bit of love and nurturing!
Wild Naturals Long-Standing Relationship with Blue Green Algae
After discovering the superpowers that blue green algae holds, you’re probably ready to hit the Add to Car button any second and we’re right there with you! For the best skin care products boasting highly beneficial natural ingredients, look no further than Wild Naturals! Blue green algae has been part of our ingredients list from the start and you’ll receive the full breadth of its benefits alongside:
- Manuka Honey
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Cehami Flower Extract
The only thing you can do now is try a new face cream with blue green algae and see the transformation yourself! Shop the online store today for Wild Naturals incredibly potent natural skin care and hair care lines!