Gelidium sesquipedale is well known by lovers of the Basque Coast, a red seaweed that grows on rocky reefs battered by tides, currents, and swell. It provides the antioxidant and reparative properties of LDB’s patented extracts, Alga-Gorria® and Alga Sendatu®. At LDB, they only use what nature gives: never picked or cut from its stem, Gelidium sesquipedale is gathered when it naturally breaks off and washes ashore in the fall.
Alga-Gorria®, PATENTED ANTIOXIDANT
By neutralizing free radicals, Alga-Gorria® protects cells and prevents premature skin aging.
Free radicals are very unstable fragments of molecules that can affect, through oxidization, all cellular components: DNA, structural proteins, membrane lipids, and enzymes... In the dermis, they damage the structural components that provide the youth of the skin, like collagen and elastin fibers, stocks of hyaluronic acid, and promote an acceleration of skin aging. Among the agents that cause excessive and harmful production of free radicals is UVA radiation, constant all year long.
LDB’s patented extract Alga-Gorria® is a powerful antioxidant. It is made up of a combination of carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) and mycosporine-like amino acids, which give it the power to neutralize a broad spectrum of free radicals.
Alga-Gorria® is up to 5 times more antioxidant than pure vitamin C (ORAC Test = Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity used to evaluate antioxidant capacity).
Alga-Sendatu®, EXCLUSIVE REPARATIVE ACTIVE INGREDIENT
Alga Sendatu® promotes the reparation of the upper layers of the skin and restores the protective barrier function of the skin.
The epidermis is the first tissue of our bodies exposed to the outside world. Its integrity must be maintained in order to fulfill the two essential roles of the "skin barrier": protection against external pathogenic agents and regulation of hydration. However, it can easily be subjected to alteration (rubbing, intrusion, irritation, inflammation, etc.) and see its capabilities reduced.
Alga Sendatu® stimulates the regeneration and maturation of keratinocytes, helping epidermal epithelial reconstruction.