Porphyridium Cruentum Extract (Red Algae Extract)

Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, sourced from Red Algae, is a remarkable ingredient in skincare formulations, celebrated for its scientifically-proven benefits and unique properties. Rich in vitamins, polysaccharides and lipids, Porphyridium cruentum extract possesses antioxidants such as phycoerythrin that help prevent the accumulation of free radicals in the skin can contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Porphyridium cruentum extract consequently helps to prevent the degradation of collagen and therefore wrinkle formation. Porphyridium cruentum extract also exhibits healing properties in addition to boosting the moisture content in the skin.It is used in skincare as an antioxidant, anti-wrinkle agent, film former and moisturising agent. Over time it makes skin appear healthier, brighter, and reduces these visible signs of ageing.


  • Hydration Amplification and Moisture Retention: Porphyridium Cruentum Extract possesses polysaccharides that contribute to its remarkable ability to enhance skin hydration. Its bioactive compounds aid in bolstering the skin's natural moisture barrier, facilitating optimal moisture retention and promoting a well-hydrated complexion.
  • Antioxidant Shield and Free Radical Defence: The extract is rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids, offering robust protection against free radicals. These antioxidants combat oxidative stress caused by environmental factors, supporting a more youthful skin appearance and minimising signs of premature ageing.
  • Soothing and Calming Properties: Scientific studies highlight Red Algae Extract's anti-inflammatory effects. Its soothing properties assist in calming skin irritation, reducing redness, and fostering a more balanced and comfortable skin environment, particularly beneficial for sensitive skin types.
  • Skin Firmness and Elasticity Enhancement: Porphyridium Cruentum Extract contains peptides and amino acids that contribute to collagen synthesis. This action supports skin firmness and elasticity, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more resilient complexion.
  • Brightening and Pigmentation Control: Research suggests Red Algae Extract's potential in managing pigmentation irregularities. Its bioactive compounds aid in promoting a more even skin tone, diminishing the appearance of dark spots, and fostering a radiant complexion.



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