Twin Red Algae
Protection Against Environmental Damage
Chondrus crispus or Irish moss, Gigartina stellata or false Irish moss
These two species of red algae grow abundantly along the rocky shores of the European Atlantic coast. Chondrus crispus and Gigartina stellata are very similar in appearance, hence the name ‘twin red algae‘. Since they occur in the same natural environment, both species offer almost identical skincare benefits and are equally gentle on the skin.
This duo of red algae offers powerful protection against pollutants and negative environmental influences. When used as ingredients in skincare products, they prevent harmful substances from penetrating the skin and cause lasting damage. The twin red algae also mattify the skin, without stripping it of moisture. They make use of their unique natural defense mechanism that keeps them thoroughly hydrated at all times and protects them from drying out – an ability that ensures their survival in difficult times, but greatly benefits our skin as well. Lastly, they also help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.