Ingredient of the Month: Laminaria Saccharina

Ankaa: Ingredient of the Month: Laminaria Saccharina

December is finally here! Now that a new month begins and the year comes to a close, we at Ankaa would like to highlight another of our favorite all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients. This month -- laminaria saccharina! This powerful plant is a type of algae proven to create beautiful skin. Find it in our Time-Resist Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer! Here are a few fast facts about this amazing oceanic skin care miracle:

1. She Blinded Me With Science!

Let’s break it down. What is laminaria saccharina and how does it do wonders for our skin?

This algae contains polysaccharides called alginates that are attracted to water. When formulated into skin care products, these alginates create a protective layer, bringing ultra hydration, protection, and smoothness to your skin. 

But that’s not all! Laminaria saccharina also has anti-blemish properties thanks to the laminarin found in its molecular structure. Laminarin fights against oily lipids and imperfections to restore clear, healthy skin.

2. Bye-Bye, Fine Lines!

Yes -- laminaria saccharina also provides anti-aging effects! Is there anything this algae can’t do?

As we age, we find ourselves looking at more fine lines and wrinkles. This is due to a number of factors, including: sun exposure, expression making and laughing, but most of all -- reduction in elastin. Elastin is a protein that strengthens and provides elasticity to our skin. Without it, we start to notice drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles more and more with age. 

No need to worry with laminaria saccharina! The alguronic acid in this algae promotes cell and elastin regeneration. The proteins fight against signs of age and restores your skin to its natural, beautiful self.

3. Everyone’s Favorite -- Antioxidants!

You hear it all the time, you look for healthy foods with them to boost your immune system… Who knew you could find antioxidants in your skin care too?

The antioxidants in laminaria saccharina soothe congested skin by maintaining healthy levels of collagen, fighting against free radicals, and combating the effects of dirty, polluted air found in the cities. These powerful components are sure to be your best find in the big city! You don’t have to compromise, say hello to clear and smooth skin!

What are you waiting for? Try our wonderful ingredient of the month today with our Time-Resist Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer!