Snow Algae Powder is a highly ingenious ingredient that has been developed for cosmetic anti-aging formulations. It is based on the extract of a unique species of snow algae that is able to grow on glaciers and permanent snow. Following years of research and testing Swiss scientists were able to prove that the valuable stress response molecules produced by the algae in these extreme environmental conditions can protect the youthfulness of the skin in an effective manner.
Clinical tests revealed that Snow Algae Powder activates biochemical pathways that are essential key factors in a promising nutritional longevity theory: the calorie restriction. Calorie restriction, which is a special dietary regime, has been shown in many experiments to improve both the health span and lifespan of individuals and is thus considered to be a pioneering anti-aging strategy. Caloric restriction is a proven mechanism for increasing the lifespan of organisms.
For the very first time this dietary concept has now been adapted for cosmetic formulations to activate these longevity pathways in skin cells.