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BiotechMarine Launches Marine, Seaweed Actives
Posted: June 29, 2007
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Utilizing Alaria esculenta, a marine ingredient also extracted from British brown seaweed, the company also has developed a hair-smoothing product, Alariane, to protect and add shine and an easy-combing effect. The company reports the product is ideal for unruly, wavy or wispy curled hair.
Skin care: In skin care, the company’s range, based on some of the same extract as the hair care line, offers a variety of solutions for antiaging care, skin protection, sensitive skin care and revitalizing care. Moreover, the range is claimed to combat external aggressions such as climate and daily stresses—i.e., pollution, air conditioning, cigarette smoke, etc. The active ingredients in this range have been verified by tests on human keratinocytes in culture, human fibroblasts in culture, nerve cells and on reconstituted epidermis; the incorporation rate is 1%.
To revitalize skin, Cramba maritima (sea kale) extract is said to assure anti-radical activity, cell proliferation, protection against UVA and collagen and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) stimulation. The product is recommended for a revitalizing and antiaging care.
For skin-firming activity, Inula crithmoïde extract is reported to exhibit various qualities and to protect the skin against free radicals while stimulating GAG and collagen production. This active is also suggested for use in firming or antiaging treatments.
Protection and soothing of sensitive skin is possible with the company’s active ingredient obtained from Aster maritima (sea starwort), which is claimed to exhibit softening, moisturizing and soothing properties by reducing the release of IL1. It also provides protection against free radicals, UVA and UVB, and stimulates collagen synthesis.