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The role of astaxanthin in skin health

Astaxanthin is a lutein carotenoid that is a secondary metabolite naturally synthesized by many bacteria, microalgae, and yeast.


Due to the diverse functions of astaxanthin in skin biology, there is growing evidence that astaxanthin has multiple health benefits and important nutraceutical applications in the field of dermatology. Astaxanthin may exert its benefits on skin homeostasis through its own mechanisms, including photoprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects.


In recent years, a number of clinical studies have reported the effects of astaxanthin on hyperpigmentation inhibition and melanin synthesis inhibition. The skin protection mechanism of astaxanthin is reflected in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and repairing skin damage. Astaxanthin can effectively remove oxygen-free radicals in cells, enhance cell regeneration, maintain body balance, and reduce the accumulation of aging cells. Protect cells from the inside out.


The antioxidant activity of natural astaxanthin exceeds that of most existing antioxidants, and its ability to scavenge oxygen free radicals is 6,000 times that of vitamin C, 1,000 times that of vitamin E, and 800 times that of coenzyme Q10.

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