AcquaSeal® Algae is an oil soluble active designed to promote youthful skin, through several different mechanisms such as reducing ‘inflammaging’ and increasing cellular proliferation. Derived from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, we use a proprietary technology to isolate and extract lipid fractions from this sustainable green algae source. Green algae inhabits a broad range of extreme habitats including fresh water, seawater, damp soil, and even snow. As a result of thriving in such diverse and extreme environments, green algae produce an array of unique bioactive complex lipids and fatty acids. The application of such lipids found in AcquaSeal® Algae can help to provide cellular renewal, cellular hydration, cellular proliferation, and anti-inflammation benefits to defend skin against the signs of aging.
AcquaSeal® Algae was shown to have a positive effect on fibroblast g... Read More
AcquaSeal® Algae was shown to have a positive effect on fibroblast growth rate when compared to the positive control.
AcquaSeal® Algae significantly reduced the number of days of skin ce... Read More
AcquaSeal® Algae significantly reduced the number of days of skin cell turnover in both young and old test subjects.
An in-vitro study was conducted to determine if AcquaSeal® Algae cou... Read More
An in-vitro study was conducted to determine if AcquaSeal® Algae could modify the ability of stratum corneum cells, harvested from test subjects via scalpel biopsy, to hold water. Results indicate that AcquaSeal® Algae is capable of significantly increasing water uptake compared to the control.
Based on the results in these studies, AcquaSeal® Algae is capable o... Read More
Based on the results in these studies, AcquaSeal® Algae is capable of exhibiting both short term and long term skin benefits. Short term use of 2.0% AcquaSeal® Algae in a base lotion showed a 41.4% increase in hydration, 44.2% decrease in friction, 40.7% increase in skin slip, and 35.0% increase in skin feel. Long term use of 2.0% AcquaSeal® Algae in a base lotion over four weeks showed a 26.0% increase in hydration, 44.7% increase in clarity, and 31.2% increase in firmness. These results support using AcquaSeal® Algae in formulations for both short term and long term cosmetic benefits.
AcquaSeal® Algae in base lotion reduced significantly skin redness w... Read More
AcquaSeal® Algae in base lotion reduced significantly skin redness when compared to the base lotion alone.
Both RxR and PPAR gamma are nuclear regulatory factors and work together in modu... Read More
Both RxR and PPAR gamma are nuclear regulatory factors and work together in modulating a number of key genes involved in proliferation and inflammation. AcquaSeal® Algae increased expression of both PPAR gamma and RxR. Three genes important in the skin inflammatory process were down-regulated; these include NF-κB, TNFα and COX 2 (cyclooxygenase). CD 44 involved in cell adhesion and usually down regulated during differentiation was up-regulated suggestion a shift from differentiation to proliferation.
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