Are algae plants or animals?
Neither! Algae are a special type of “photosynthetic”
organism that use the energy from the sun to grow. These
range in size from a single cell to over 50 meters long, and
can be found in every environment on the planet, including
marine intertidal zones, hot springs, and even within ice
and snow. Algae have many unique adaptations that help
protect them from environmental damage so they can
survive in these extreme conditions. The Marine Flower
Peptide products feature several innovative algae extracts
that impart these same powerful benefits to the skin!
Why are algae considered the “superfoods
of the sea”?
Algae provide high concentrations of nutrients and
amino acids that replenish and deliver superior hydrating
benefits to the skin. Just like land-based superfoods
(such as blueberries and kale) are vibrant in color, the
antioxidant pigments found in brightly-colored algae
include chlorophyll and beta-carotene which naturally
protect the skin.
Ask An Expert
Katy Muenter, Product Research & Development Manager at Éminence
and Marine Biologist, shares the benefits of natural ingredients for your
skin and her expert knowledge of the Earth’s aquatic eco-system.
I have a shellfish allergy. Can I use
the products in the Marine Flower
The Marine Flower Peptide Collection does not contain any
shellfish or animal-derived ingredients. If you can swim in the
ocean, you should have no adverse reactions to any products
in this collection. As always, we recommend conducting a
patch test before using any new skin care product. If you
have a sensitivity to iodine, you should check with your
allergist prior to use.
Algae provide high concentrations
of nutrients and amino acids that
replenish and deliver superior
hydrating benefits to the skin. PRODUCT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AND MARINE BIOLOGIST
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