Laminaria from the Iroise Sea
(Brittany coast, France)
A glyconutrient from the sea composed of fucoses. It plays a major role in the skin physiology as it is a constituent of the cellular receptors. It allows regulation of the inflammation, the protection of the extracellular matrix and its regeneration. High contents in fucoidans.
The extracellular matrix in dermis is composed of a molecular network (collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans) between fibroblasts which ensures the skin’s structure.
When deterioration and repair of this system are imbalanced, lines appear and skin loses in firmness.
Fucoidans protect this network by:
enzymes involved in extracellular matrix deterioration
such as matrix-metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9)
• protecting cells by lowering the oxidative stress
• decreasing the pro-inflammatory cytokines which damage the collagen
• protecting against the advanced glycation endproducts formation which induce inhibition of the collagen synthesis.
Fucoidans also act as a repairing agent by:
• stimulating metabolism of fibroblasts and collagen synthesis
• stimulating elastin biosynthesis and glycosaminoglycans synthesis.
With these 2 synergistic actions, the glyconutrient from the sea helps to reverse the signs of ageing by bringing back the skin’s structure and firmness.
Discover this ingredient in the Intense Age Recovery Mask