Why use marine ingredients?
POWERFUL COUSINS OF THE CELLS OF OUR SKIN
Seawater is the natural element whose composition is the closest to that of human fluids. When diluting 1 volume of sea water with 5 volumes of fresh water, we obtain a compositionÂ which mineral salts dosage is very close to that of the human organism liquids (plasma, lymph). In addition, algae live in a hostile environment: significant temperature variations, UV rays aggression ... To survive in this environment, they have developed very strong protection systems very useful to and well assimilated by our skin.
A COMPOSITION BOTH RICH AND VERY BALANCED
Marine ingredients are an excellent source of nutrients and minerals. This composition promotes and encourages the life of skin cells and optimizes their good renewal. Minerals are involved in the equilibrium of the cells life and allow in particular the proper unfold of most enzymatic reactions.
Thus, marine ingredients are an ideal source of: minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, sulphide, phosphorus), trace elements (iodine, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, boron, fluoride, manganese, nickel, cobalt) vitamins (C, E, B2, B3, B12 and provitamin A), proteins, fibers and lipids of high bioavailability, omega 3, 6 and 9, and amino acids.
The marine ingredients allow the skin to better regulate its hydration. They contain spongy substances that retain water inside the skin cells. These hydration catalysts (hydrocolloids) have a perfect affinity with the skin, unlike synthetic polymers (PEG, PPG ...). In addition to bringing softness to the skin, they moisturize and repair it.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF ULTRA POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS
This is one of the least known seaweed properties. They help fight against the production of free radicals, substances responsible for skin aging. They prevent skin refinement, help it not to lose its elasticity, its tone and slow down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the species, the algae are incomparably rich in vitamins E and C, carotenoids, polyphenols and superoxide dismutase (SOD).
NATURAL SOOTHING PROPERTIES
Living in a salty environment, algae synthesize molecules in order to protect themselves from the aggressions of this biotope. It is for this reason that they have soothing and calming properties for the skin.
A STRONG REMINERALIZING POWER
Marine ingredients have the unique ability to potentiate the richness of minerals and trace elements of seawater and to restore them up to 100 000 times more concentrated. Thus their fortifying, remineralizing and rebalancing properties.
UNEQUALED ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES
Iroisie has selected enteromorpha (a green algae) as the basis of its anti-aging program. Studies demonstrate that the wrinkles reduction is 30% more effectiveÂ with enterprorphaÂ than those obtained with vitamin C (reference anti-aging ingredient). This ingredient helps to maintain the homeostasis of the dermal extracellular matrix which allows a real reduction of wrinkles. Enteromorpha makes it possible to increase the skin thickness, to regenerate the elastic fibers and the glycosaminoglycans. It decreases the synthesis of metalloproteinases (protein responsible for the breakdown of collagen) and inhibits the release of IL-1 mediators of inflammation.
So many reasons to trust the sea.