A great source of essential Zinc and Copper minerals, antioxidants (polysaccharides, galactose, and xylose), and MAAs (mycosporine-like amino acids are working as "a sunscreen"). Hydrolyzed Corallina Officinalis Extract is a product of the aqueous extraction of the whole algae.
During evolution, this red algae has built its antioxidant defense system against UV exposure. The system is powered with sulfated polysaccharide chains, rich in galactose and xylose monomers that protect algae cells from free radicals and peroxides. In addition, Corallina Officinalis produces MAAs that absorb UV-spectrum of light, protecting the plant from radiation.
Some polysaccharides break apart (hydrolyze) during extraction into Galactose and Xylose, which are small-molecule sugars that improve the skin's moisture-binding ability and nourish beneficial bacteria, leaving a prebiotic effect.
Zinc is an essential element for skin, enhancing the production of natural moisturizing factors or NMFs. Copper is involved in cross-linking of collagen and elastin fibers, providing firmness and elasticity to the skin. Hydrolyzed Corallina Officinalis Extract is an exemplary and natural ingredient for skincare formulations.