The hands are one of the first areas we tend to show our age, but Laminaria Ochroleuca extract, also known as brown seaweed or Antileukine-6, helps support our hands from oxidative stress caused by overexposure to sunlight.
Brown seaweed benefits for skin
Laminaria Ochroleuca extract (Antileukine-6), is rich in plant sterols that support the skin in a wide range of ways.
Not only does this ‘from-the-ocean’ powerhouse help support skin by providing antioxidants to fight off free radicals, supporting collagen and elastin health that help skin retain elasticity and radiance, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also helps moisturize skin while boosting the skin’s barrier layer, locking in essential hydration.
Chronic, long-term exposure to the sun’s UV-A rays damages the collagen and elastin in the skin’s structural layer, reducing elasticity and causing the texture to degrade, resulting in photo-aging that shows itself through wrinkles, dark spots and skin that won’t hold hydration.
Laminaria Ochroleuca extract is especially helpful at supporting skin’s natural ability to manage healthy levels of sunshine, making it an ideal additive in Xtend-Life’s Nourishing Hand Cream, which helps defy the aging process from one of the places where extra years can be the first to show themselves.
The seaweed extract provides essential nutrients as well as lipids for lightweight but penetrating, long-lasting hydration. It also supports healthy inflammation management, reducing redness and irritation that can also be associated with sun exposure.
Uses of Brown seaweed extract
Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract (Antileukine-6) is well suited to after-sun products, face, body and hand moisturizers and age-defying products. It supports skin against oxidative stress caused by overexposure to sunlight, and nourishes the skin in the hands.
Source and sustainability of Brown seaweed
Laminaria Ochroleuca extract (Antikeukine-6) is sourced in Europe, Canada and Latin America, where seaweed production relies on sustainable harvesting practices to remain viable.
Many countries have established guidelines for harvest to ensure the future of the ocean-based plant.
Eco-friendly, responsible harvesting will help ensure that seaweed utilization not only remains a profitable business that can provide better income opportunities to coastal communities, but also that brown seaweed extract is produced safely with as little environmental impact as possible.
Reviews and testimonials
Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, also known as brown seaweed, is used in the Xtend-Life formula for its Nourishing Hand Cream, one of the newest products to join the Xtend-Life family of superior skin care.