Women everywhere are always on the lookout for the next big beauty secret, especially when they enter their 40s and begin experiencing the inevitable signs of aging. From stubborn dark spots sprouting out of nowhere to a haggard and tired look thanks to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, women are always battling to regain their youthful looks.
Now it seems this fight can be won, thanks to a little-known ingredient women in their 40s can turn to in their quest to reduce fine lines and wrinkles—the most visible and problematic signs of skin aging.
Here's your latest beauty breakthrough: Have you heard of astaxanthin?
Derived from microalgae, this nutrient is a powerful antioxidant—a type of pigment that gives lobsters, crabs, and shrimps their pink flush. It also has several skin health and beauty benefits.
IT HELPS REDUCE WRINKLES AND FINE LINES.
As they age, some women experience sinking or hollowing in the face, while others observe sagging due to the loss of elasticity. Either way, aging often brings fine lines and wrinkles. Astaxanthin can help plump and smoothen out wrinkles and fine lines due to its capacity to impact collagen. It helps protect your skin’s existing collagen networks and gently stimulates collagen production. The result? Firmer, smoother skin with renewed elasticity.
IT HELPS REDUCE DARK SPOTS.
Is your face peppered with sunspots, freckles, and other skin discoloration? Think of astaxanthin as your internal sunscreen. When taken orally and/or used topically, it helps reduce UV damage, helping minimize the size and appearance of existing freckles and dark spots, and prevent the formation of new ones.
IT'S STRONGER THAN VITAMIN C.
In a class of its own when it comes to antioxidant coverage, astaxanthin filters into every cell of the body. A 2007 study comparing different kinds of antioxidants found that astaxanthin’s antioxidant power was significantly stronger than Vitamin C, green tea catechins, Coenzyme Q10, and alpha-lipoic acid.
Where can you get astaxanthin? In nature, the best source would be the Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae. For a more convenient and cost-effective source, try vitamin-based supplements formulated with astaxanthin, which help reveal the benefit of this super nutrient to deliver youthful-looking skin that lasts.