Here's Why Astaxanthin Is A Must-Have In Your Korean Skin Routine

Posted by Skinsider Team on 26th Nov 2022

Here's Why Astaxanthin Is A Must-Have In Your Korean Skin Routine

Astaxanthin (pronounced "asta-zan-thin,") is your new buzzword within the Korean skincare ingredient. Read more as we are about to reveal the amazing skin benefits of Astaxanthin and how you can incorporate this powerhouse antioxidant into your daily skincare routine with our K-beauty products.

What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant known as a carotenoid. It can be found in various foods like salmon, tomatoes, persimmons, and carrots. All of them have their glowing hue of orange thanks to astaxanthin.

Studies have shown that the antioxidant ability of astaxanthin is much more powerful than Vitamin C. At the same time, this ingredient is much more stable compared to Vitamin C.

Astaxanthin has been also shown to be 14 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting the membrane of skin cells from UV exposure

This powerful ingredient can do wonders for the skin, fighting everything from sun damage to fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits of Astaxanthin in Skincare

Free radicals are responsible for premature skin ageing and skin damage. Free radicals such as pollution, UV rays, diet and other environmental aspects can significantly impact the condition of your skin.

Astaxanthin can help to counteract the damaging effects. Here are the main benefits:

- Ant-ageing: it visibly reduces hyperpigmentation, wrinkle and prevents collagen breakdown.

- Skin elasticity: Studies confirm visible improvements in skin elasticity and moisture retention.

- Protects again free radicals: Frequently called the strongest antioxidant in nature it can create a fabulous synergy with other antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E and prevent premature ageing.

- Perfect for sensitive skin: Astaxanthin has anti-inflammatory properties. It improves skin redness, sensitivity, and inflammation. It can be used on eczema.

- Protects against hyperpigmentation as a carotenoid it has brightening properties. With its natural orange pigment, it promotes a healthy-looking glow.

- Astaxanthin is highly effective and more stable compared to Vitamin C which oxidises fast. Studies show that it penetrates both the water- and fat-soluble part of the cell.

- Natural Ingredient: This powerhouse ingredient is 100% natural and it suitable for vegans.

What Skin Type Is Astaxanthin Best For?

It is recommended for those of all ages and skin types and is especially beneficial for those with damaged skin. This powerful antioxidant will calm dry, sensitive, and environmentally distressed skin. Mature skin will enjoy the repairing benefits of astaxanthin.

How To Use Astaxanthin for Skin

Generally, astaxanthin is safe to use with all other ingredients. It is safe to use morning and night. Astaxanthin can be used as a supplement and/or a topical skincare treatment. It can be combined with other powerhouse antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E.

Looking For an Astaxanthin Powered Skincare?

We cannot get enough of this life-changing antioxidant.Time to show you our favourite skincare products infused with astaxanthin

Rovectin Barrier Repair Cream Concentrate is an anti-ageing, intense face moisturizer that helps restore damaged and irritated skin. It will be perfect for dry and sensitive skin.

Should you have normal, combination or oily skin use Rovectin Skin Essential Aqua Concentrate. This skin-brightening moisturizer that deeply penetrates the skin to deliver intense hydration to the layers underneath the surface. It absorbs quickly and has a light texture.

Isntree TW-Real Eye Cream is a fast-absorbing eye cream with potent antioxidant properties thanks to astaxanthin also features renewing agents like niacinamide, peptides, ceramide and astaxanthin. This rejuvenating intensive eye treatment revitalises and brightens gentle skin around the eyes.