Blood Rain Algae
Free Radical Protection
The Haematococcus pluvialis or ‘blood rain algae‘ is a unicellular freshwater species of green algae. Like all other kinds of algae, blood rain algae are true masters in the art of survival. When they are subjected to external stress (lack of water, temperature fluctuations) they produce astaxanthin, which colors the algae and the water around it red – hence the name. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that helps the algae to survive long periods of time without water or nourishment.
Blood rain algae are utilized in skincare products to neutralize free radicals in the skin and thus protect the cells from oxidative stress and premature aging. They stimulate the skin’s regenerative abilities, have a smoothing effect and prevent the skin from becoming too thin.