COVER STORY: Boosting astaxanthin benefits with phospholipids

Encapsulation of cosmetic active ingredients in skin-friendly particles potentiates their skin interaction and results in a superior and long-lasting cosmetic effect. PhytoSolve® Astaxanthin is an innovative natural product comprising a synergistic complex of the antioxidant astaxanthin (AXN) and natural phospholipids.

AXN is produced by aquatic organisms like Haematococcus pluvialis algae. It has a high capacity to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) responsible for oxidative stress,1 contributing to skin ageing by damaging proteins, lipids and DNA within the cells. Topical AXN application has been reported to have several skin health benefits, including anti-wrinkle effects, protection against UV irradiation, and increased skin hydration, which suggest promising applications in anti-ageing products.

Phospholipids are highly versatile materials offering both technical and physiological benefits for cosmetic formulations. They are endogenous, highly biocompatible, safe, and hence pre-destined for advanced skincare products.2

Owing to their amphiphilic nature and their ability to interact with human skin, phospholipids can serve as active ingredients for skin protection and skin rejuvenation, as carrier systems for cosmetic active ingredients, and as skin-friendly emulsifiers.

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