Astaxanthin - At a glance

Astaxanthin, the strongest antioxidant vitamin in nature. Famous for its “super vitamin E” content - 550 times more effective than Vitamin E, It increases skin metabolism and moisture by up to 40%.

Minimum Order Quantity:
Estimated Lead Time:
2 - 3 weeks
Available Form:
10% and 5% oleoresins and 2% powder
Shelf Life:
2 years
Pack Size:
1kg, 5kg and 10kg aluminium bottles
Usage Level:
50 - 200ppm
Ecocert/Organic Approved:

More about Astaxanthin from SpecChem

Astaxanthin,  is regarded as the strongest antioxidant vitamin in nature. It is famous for its “super vitamin E” content. It’s antioxidant capacity is 550 times more effective than Vitamin E, and it can help to prevent UVA induced skin cancer. Furthermore, astaxanthin protects the skin from dangerous free radicals and reduces wrinkle and freckles.

Astaxanthin, is used in cosmetic skin care applications, where it performs this function in creams and emulsions

Astaxanthin is a marine-based carotenoid and has been available as a supplement for a number of years and is currently produced commercially from micro-algae grown in tanks or ponds.

In addition to the anti-inflammatory properties associated with Astaxanthin, another intriguing nutritional factor is its ability to mimic the biological effects of caloric restriction (CR). Caloric restriction is a well-known research intervention for those who investigate the biology of aging in model organisms and is a priority research focus for the U.S. National Institute on Aging. Caloric restriction mimetics, or compounds that provide the physiological benefit of caloric restriction without the need for restriction of calories, are under active investigation by a number of research groups.

The unique molecular structure of natural Astaxanthin in asta protects the skin from the radiation of UV ray and neutralizing free radicals from UV rays to minimize skin damage.
Furthermore, Asta also can rejuvenate damage skin to its optimum condition. Research has shown that natural Astaxanthin is able to rejuvenate burnt skin rapidly in only 5 days resulting in
brighter and fairer skin.
In skin lightening /brightening applications, Astaxanthin has shown far greater results in comparison to other similar active ingredients such as arbutin, kojic acid and Vitamin C.

Astaxanthin can increase skin metabolism and retain moisture by up to 40%. By increasing the moisture level, the skin is able to increase its elasticity, suppleness and reduce fine
lines, which will also allow make up to stay fresher and longer.
Research has shown that significant skin improvement can be noticed, fine lines and oedema around eyes are reduced,  and skin becomes smoother, firmer and brighter.

Application:Creams, lotions and lipstick etc.


Our Supplier: SpecChem


SpecChem is a major manufacturer of speciality chemicals and medicinal products with an impressive array of applications from whitening to hair care and a complete global sales network.

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