Fucus Vesiculosus Extract
Fucus vesiculosus, or bladderwrack, is a brown seaweed that belongs to the Fucaceae family of algae.
The main reason why fucus has gained popularity among skincare manufacturers is its ability to stimulate collagen production. Some studies show that bladderwrack extract increases the production of collagen by 228%, while retinol increases it by “only” 190%. When added to skincare products Fucus Vesiculosus extract reduces wrinkle depth, corrects small imperfections, and improves skin texture.
Fucus vesiculosus extract helps to enhance the skin’s natural glow, reduces hyperpigmentation and counteracts some negative effects that UV rays may have on our skin. The high mineral content acts as a shield against damaging environmental agents, boosts skin’s natural defence system, and helps get rid of toxins. When applied topically, Fucus vesiculosus extract restores and maintains moisture levels, preserving your skin smooth, soft and youthful.