Algenist AA Barrier Serum is an antioxidant rich, fortifying serum that is formulated to help defend the skin barrier against pollutants and environmental aggressors. It is said to help improve the appearance of dullness, redness, discoloration, lines, and skin tone. The key ingredient in this serum is alguronic acid derived from algae. Alguronic acid provides numerous benefits to the skin: it reduces the appearance of wrinkles, improves the appearance of skin firmness and delivers smoother, more radiant looking skin. In addition, alguronic acid has shown to improve skin tone and impart a brighter appearance.
Algenist AA Barrier Serum also contains several potent antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, phloretin (from apple wood), and ergothioneine (from mushroom). Antioxidants limit oxidative damage caused by free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Lastly, Algenist AA Barrier Serum contains many amino acids, such as alanine, serine, valine, isoleucine, proline, histidine, phenylalanine, and arginine. Amino acids support the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) in order to maintain skin hydration. Specifically, amino acids work together with aquaporins (the body’s water transport system) to move moisture throughout skin.