Aging is a natural process that causes physiological changes in the skin. Thus, the aged skin is normally drier, with an irregular texture, has wrinkles, reduced elasticity and volume. The facial contour may also be altered during this process. All these changes occur due to multiple intrinsic, genetically programmed, and extrinsic factors such as UV radiation and toxins.
Wrinkles are lines and depressions that form on the skin with aging. They are folds that occur in the skin over the years by the strength of the muscles and movements of both the limbs and all the muscles called facial expression. These folds, when associated with solar effects, can become definite, profound, and even present changes in the quality of the skin at the bottom of them. They appear mainly in areas more exposed to the sun, such as the face (on the forehead, corners of the eyes and on the cheeks), neck, hands, and arms. Thus, wrinkles can give an indication of the age of a person. Population aging is a global phenomenon. This demographic change is a consequence of the marked decline in the fertility rate and the increase in life expectancy observed, mainly, from the middle of the 20th century. Consequently, the psychosocial impact of aging skin has led to a great demand for cosmetic products with anti-wrinkle properties. Compounds capable of enhancing the inhibitory activities of the inhibitory activity of hyaluronidase, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP), and elastase inhibitory activities, and collagen expression, may have potential to be used as active ingredients in novel cosmetic products with anti-wrinkle properties.
Studies on the antiaging effects of algae and bioactive compounds have gained importance in recent decades. Some algae contain valuable antioxidants and the anti-gerontological role of these algae rich in antioxidants is an important issue. For example, residual biomass and protein hydrolysates of three species of green microalgae (Dunaliella tertiolecta, Tetraselmis suecica, and Nannochloropsis sp.)
Have been reported to exhibit antioxidant and anti-aging activity. Anti-aging, skin whitening, and pigmentation reduction products were created from bioactive extracts from algae.
Three genera of algae are routinely used in cosmetics—Laminaria, Fucus (brown algae), and Chondrus (red algae)—because of their ability to nourish and rehydrate the skin. Topical application of fucoidan has been shown to have anti-aging activity by increasing hydration and elasticity of cells. Fucoidan is known to stimulate the production of HGF (heparin growth factor), which promotes the growth of a wide variety of cells and tissues. Through extensive study of this magical organism, Algotherm has developed the knowledge to select and assemble the perfect species for skin care needs and requirements and become the pioneers in Algotherapy.
Algotherm’s anti-aging care (Algo intense) is dedicated to preventing the first signs of skin aging, this care restores radiance and smoothes the complexion. The first wrinkles and the first signs of skin slackening are instantly reduced. The skin is replenished, softer and more radiant
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