Plants, mosses, and algae that thrive in challenging environments often contain extraordinary phytonutrients and metabolites that are helpful to the skin. Snow algae are extremophiles that live at freezing winter temperatures in alpine environments and then release unusual pigments, sugars, antioxidants, stress modifiers, and active amino acids when warmed by the summer sun. Snow algae is also known as watermelon snow because it leaves red streaks on frozen slopes. For a thousand years arctic explorers could not explain the red wine coloration staining cliffs and mountain escarpments. In 1818 scientists determined the source was algae, from which bright red carotenoid pigments were being emitted to protect the fragile chloroplasts where photosynthesis takes place. The red pigment absorbs the intense blue and ultraviolet light of the sun, shielding the plant from harm and certain death. When studying the biochemistry and survival strategies of such plants, scientists employ a variety of evaluation methods to determine whether the unusual phytonutrients have usefulness or efficacy for the human body, hair, or skin. Swiss scientists discovered that Snow Algae extract has many benefits. It activates AMPK, a master regulating enzyme switch in each cell that influences how cells use energy, which can foster improved cellular protection, cell detoxification, and repair. It signals mimic caloric restriction to the skin cells, caloric restriction being the universally agreed upon way to improve human life and health span. Skin cells get the benefits of caloric restriction while remaining nourished, which strengthens cell defenses. Snow Algae acts as an antioxidant, improves barrier function, stimulates collagen production, and improves oxygen flow to the cells. Hydration is noticeable in two weeks; smoother skin after four weeks.
Works well with Wild Plum Deep Repair and Stem Cell Regenerator