Brightening Serum Star Ingredient Spotlight: Wakame / Undaria Pinnatifida What: Undaria Pinnatifida Derived from: Wakame, a Japanese seaweed Functions: melanogenesis (melanin production) inhibitor, skin protector, cell metabolism booster Contains: amino acids, potassium, manganese, calcium, zinc How it works: Undaria pinnatifida inhibits >90% of tyrosinase activity. Tyrosinase is the enzyme responsible for signaling melanogenesis. Undaria pinnatifida boosts skin’s defense system to reduce the aging effects of environmental toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Collagen production in particular is highly protected from UVA irradiation. Undaria pinnatifida effectively scavenges and neutralizes intracellular free radicals (oxygenated reactive molecules). Undaria pinnatifida’s mineral content is an essential component for building and repairing skin. Wakame is a key ingredient in Kahina Brightening Serum. Shop now.