Some of the finest, most effective skincare ingredients come from the sea, such as sea salt, kelp, caviar, and sea algae. However, sea algae in particular is prized for its ability to hydrate, revitalize, and tone the skin. Additionally, it’s been used in formulas to address concerns such as cellulite, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.1
There’s one notable form of sea algae called Alaria Esculenta that shows markedly impressive skin benefits. Alaria Esculenta, also known as dabberlocks, badderlocks, or winged kelp, is traditionally found on the coasts of the North Atlantic Ocean (France and Ireland). Alaria Esculenta can grow up to 2 meters long and a few dozen centimeters tall. It is rich in amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, and minerals.2 The active skincare ingredient Juvenessence is a proprietary form of Alaria Esculenta that has been clinically studied and shown to deliver both detoxifying and rejuvenating effects.
About Juvenessence Sea Algae
Juvenessence is made by BiotechMarine, a company based in France that was acquired by Air Liquide Healthcare subsidiary Seppic in 2013. Seppic develops, markets, and manufactures a multitude of unique ingredients for cosmetic, veterinary, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and industrial use. BiotechMarine is Seppic’s production site for cosmetic ingredients derived from marine biotechnologies and seaweed or marine plant extraction. BiotechMarine is known as an “Underwater Amazon” due to housing over 800 species of algae and marine plants. It’s one of the most remarkable sites in the world because of its unique and vast amount of algae that’s favored by the interplay of several factors:
- The purity of its waters
- The convergence of the warm, nutritious Gulf Stream from the Gulf of Mexico and the cold North Stream from the North Sea
- An ecosystem that develops secondary metabolites by marine plants and algae to hinder environmental stresses
Seppic is known for upholding practices that promote healthy living and a healthy environment. Through its eco-design project, Seppic enlists renewable and sustainable resources that help reduce the carbon impact of its ingredient manufacturing operations. Environmental impact is measured using a custom tool for recording carbon emissions, water consumption, and waste throughout each ingredient’s lifetime.
The Science of Cells
The nucleus of each human cell has an architectural protein called Lamin A. Lamin A keeps your nucleus strong to fulfill tasks such as gene transcription, DNA replication, and chromatin remodeling of the cell. Lamin A degrades over time into another protein called progerin. As progerin builds up within the nucleus, it leads to the following consequences:
- Nucleus membrane loses integrity
- Nucleus becomes deformed
- DNA alteration happens quicker
- DNA repair process is altered
- Gene transcription process is altered
The buildup of progerin also has adverse effects on skin proteins, dermis, and epidermis tissue. When the nucleus of a cell is affected in such drastic ways, the entire system function of that cell is downgraded. The result is a loss of elasticity and firmness of skin.
Juvenessence Clinical Studies
Juvenessence has a multitude of skin benefits, such as slowing the aging process of progerin (by up to 78.7%) and detoxifying the skin. These results come from clinical studies showing Juvenessence’s revitalizing and age-reversing effects on skin cells.
BiotechMarine conducted a study during a 28-day period on 20 participants. The average age of the subjects was 50, and a topical cream containing Juvenessence was applied twice daily under dermatological control.
Upon assessing the efficacy of the Juvenessence 1% cream on the crow’s feet area of subjects with periorbital wrinkles in comparison to participants not using the cream (placebo control):
- Number of wrinkles decreased by 65%
- Depth of wrinkles decreased by 80%
- Firmness increased by +25%
- Elasticity increased by +20%
- Radiance increased by +70%
- Hydration increased by +80%
BiotechMarine found that using the Juvenessence 1% cream on the cheeks of the subjects that lack skin firmness had amazing benefits in contrast to partakers not using the cream, such as:
- Increased skin tonicity by 85%
- Increased firmness by 90%
- Increased skin grain improvement by 85%
- Increased hydration by 70%
BiotechMarine materials are EcoCert, Cosmos, and Natrue approved. These assure that BiotechMarine’s products are free of GMOs, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEGs, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients. Also, these approvals indicate that BiotechMarine maintains environmentally friendly production and processing processes that respect human health and gives consumers confidence that they are buying the right products.
The Mass Balance and Halal certification have also been given to BiotechMarine. Mass Balance is essentially a custody model designed to keep track of the total amount of input throughout the production cycle while ensuring an appropriate allocation of the finished goods. Mass Balance increases the support for a bio and circular economy through cost-effective scalability that derives from the involvement of large industrial players. The Halal certification confirms that all products from BiotechMarine are in alignment with Islamic law and beliefs.
BiotechMarine promises that its products are vegan and cruelty-free by declaring that the raw materials they use:
- Do not come into contact with any materials from animals
- Are not produced using any animal products
- Are not testing on animals in terms of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products (Chapter V, Art. 18)
Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom™ Facial Oil
Juvenessence is one of the key high-performance, clinically-tested natural ingredients contained in the Humanist Beauty Herban Wisdom™ Facial Oil. It is formulated in at an active level for its exceptional benefits to skin and its nutrient content which includes amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
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- Naturally Scented (No Artificial Fragrance)
- In Recyclable Packaging
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- EWG Certified
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