What is Green caviar?
Green Caviar is Known as ‘Sea Grapes’, this deep sea extract is found 500-600m deep in the ocean, but don’t worry, it is completely vegan. Owing to the fact it looks very much like caviar, it is actually an edible seaweed that also has great nutritional benefits.
5 Benefits of Green Caviar for the skin
- This #algae is rich in vitamins A and C which help boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
- Rich in minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, copper, calcium and polysaccharides which help the skin to retain moisture and keeping it locked in all day long.
- High in omega fatty acids which help boost collagen repair and even out skin tone.
- Rich in proteins and amino acids which help to firm up the skin and boost elasticity.
- Improves water retention
sea grape caviar hydrates the skin and improves water retention by using moisture absorbed from the air. Sea grape caviar can help fortify the skin’s natural barrier. … It’s also packed with antioxidant minerals, so it can defend the skin against free radical damage while also nourishing it.
Speaking of ingredients of marine origin, today we’ll be taking a look at a precious anti-ageing ingredient that has taken the skincare industry by storm thanks to its numerous noteworthy virtues.
Caulerpa Lentillifera, better known as sea grapes or green caviar – owing to the fact that it resembles caviar – is an edible seaweed that grows on the seabed.
Green caviar has high nutritional values and is eaten most widely in Asia; consumption is especially widespread on the Japanese islands of Okinawa – a place that is renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants!
Like many other ingredients of natural origin, this seaweed boasts, amongst other things, numerous anti-ageing properties, making it perfect for use in cosmetics.
It exerts a regenerating action and leaves hair both supple and healthy. It boasts an abundance of trace elements and polysaccharides, which enable the hair to attract and retain water, thereby deeply hydrating it.
The seagrape populating the dunes of Florida and the Bahamas is Coccoloba uvifera (pictured). For reasons unknown, it has always been a component of Bahamian Bush medicine, but grants from the French government to determine its cosmetic value produced data ranking the fruit in the top-ten most powerful anti-oxidant containing fruits and vegetables, greater than the Goji. The valuable compounds in Coccoloba fruit are polyphenols, water soluble, which is good for absorbing into skin. For topical treatments, though, we already know only small molecules effectively enter the skin- elsewise we’d be slathering ourselves up with Creme de Collagen. Collagen is too large a molecule to absorb, so the race is on to determine which of the smaller, one or two branched (oligomeric) phenols are readily transported across the cell walls of the dermis.
This remineralising pearl of algae is the perfect ally to bring hydration while limiting the water loss due to its hygroscopic qualities. Indeed it has been proven that, at 3%, Crodarom Green Caviar increases significantly skin hydration versus placebo and thus helps the skin to fight against dehydration all day long.
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics uses green caviar in their fabulous Caviar luxury lifting serum.