Asta what? Astaxanthin, pronounced as-ta-zan-thin, is found in many shellfish like shrimp and lobster, giving them their pinkish color. Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid that performs an important role in cellular free radical protection and healthy immune system responses. As a beauty supplement, Astaxanthin may help smooth wrinkles and maintain your skin's moisture. Astaxanthin naturally protects your skin against damaging UV rays and can be beneficial for reducing dark spots and age spots. The benefits of Astaxanthin for maintaining healthy skin doesn't stop there! Astaxanthin has been shown to increase blood flow which helps your skin have better circulation. It can also protect the skin and body from cell damaging free radicals, that can lead to oxidative stress and contribute to the premature aging of cells. As an antioxidant, Astaxanthin can also protect against inflammation.
“5 Reasons To Add Astaxanthin to Your Skincare Routine.” Maya Chia, 5 May 2019