Skin Superfood: Wakame Extract

 In Blog, Ingredients, Kahina Products, Skin Care

Wakame is a beautiful and highly nutritious seaweed all the way from Japan. You may recognize it from your Miso Soup, but we like to use undaria pinnatifida extracts, derived from Wakame, in our Brightening Serum.

This extract is extremely beneficial to your skin’s natural defense system when used regularly. It has the ability to fight off toxins from exposure to things we (especially those of us living in cities!) such as exhaust from trucks and cars, cigarette smoke, and heavy metals. On a cellular level, it fights off free radicals and protects fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen) from UVA damage. This wonder extract is also able to halt more than 90% of cellular activity that leads to melanin production in the skin — protecting you and your precious skin cells from sun damage and the creation of new sun spots.

Some of the additional benefits you may see include anti-inflammatory, soothing, and detoxifying properties due to the high levels of antioxidants, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, E and K. It also contains Fucoidan — an incredible polysaccharide found mainly in brown marine algaes and seaweeds that is hydrating and plumping, leaving you with a youthful glow!