Rovectin Anti-irritant Technology- Asta Cell Fortifier
UV rays, pollution and even stress all cause oxidation, damaging your skin barrier over time. Asta Cell Fortifier (ACF) is rich in Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant extracted from microalgae that is naturally bright orange in color. Astaxanthin neutralizes reactive oxygen species (ROS), preventing the enzymatic breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid that leads to premature aging.
What are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are unpaired (free) electrons. They desperately search for another electron to pair with, and end up stealing electrons from the lipids in your skin. This creates a domino effect, and eventually damages your cell membranes, mitochondria and cellular DNA. This cascade damages precious skin lipids and weakens your skin barrier.
Powerful Antioxidant Astaxanthin
A potent antioxidant, Astaxanthin inhibits ROS to preserve your healthy skin barrier.
• Antioxidant activity is 550 times stronger than Vitamin E
• Antioxidant activity is 550 times stronger than Green tea (catechin)
• Antioxidant activity is 850 times stronger than Coenzyme Q10
• Antioxidant activity is 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C
Rovectin Anti-irritant Technology- Asta Cell Fortifier Clinical Data
Astaxanthin Cell Protection
Astaxanthin protected fibroblasts from damage by singlet oxygen
*Study Method: Human fibroblasts** were pre-incubated with Astaxanthin and then exposed to singlet oxygen. Protection was evaluated by cell viability by MTT method.
**Fibroblasts: Cells that constitute dermis and produce collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Age Spot Treatment
The age spot visibly reduced after 8 weeks treatment
*Study Method: 29 Healthy female subjects applied Astaxanthin topical product for 8 weeks. Comparison of age spots between 0 and 8 weeks were determined by image analysis.
Astaxanthin Repairs Wrinkles (By Analysis Methods with Replicas)
Wrinkle topography of the subject’s crow’s feet was evaluated with replica by image analysis before and after treatment
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4. Further Reading
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