There is a variety of types of algae, including the most commonly known kelp, spirulina, and seaweed. There are nearly 73,000 species of algae, and not all species carry the same benefits. Algae is also rich in carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, amino acids, and minerals. And it can be applied topically when infused in a serum, cream, or mask or taken as a supplement orally. According to Ayurveda algae works on any skin type.
Dehydrated skin can not only cause skin to be dry and cracked, but it also makes your overall complexion look dull. If used topically, algae better humectant than one of the most popular hydrators of all, hyaluronic acid.
Algae is chock-full of antioxidants, vitamin B, magnesium, zinc, and detoxifying minerals that can help to clean out gunk and buildup in pores. Because algae are loaded with antioxidants, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The problem with hyperpigmentation that can be treated non-acid ingredient because of hypersensitive skin is a challange. Algae is as a natural brightener and it can help to diminish the appearance of dark spots. Some of the brightening power is due to the fact that algae has high levels of vitamin C, a natural ingredient famous for its brightening properties.
Skin inflammation can be caused by many things including sun damage, oxidative stress and even pollution and a result of inflammation can be hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Algae can manage inflammation and other skin concerns and has the potential to stop the process that causes effects like pigment and wrinkles. Algae offers natural UV protection. For combating oxidative stress, especially that which is induced by UV exposure, red and brown algae can offer protection.