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BASF’s New Organic-certified Algae Extract Improves Eye Contour

Published on 2021-08-25. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Cosmetics     Skin Care    

BASF New Active Eye ContourBASF’s Care Creations® has developed Seanactiv™ , a new ingredient based on the organic-certified marine algae fucus vesiculosus that improves eye contour appearance within the first week of application.

Enhances Skin Luminosity


The eye area is the first part of the body to reveal visible signs of fatigue, stress, unhealthy lifestyles and aging. As a result, many consumers are seeking safe and easy-to-use products that can protect their eye contours and enhance their skin luminosity.

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that can grow under extreme conditions. Due to the tides, fucus vesiculosus spends as much time living underwater as it does on rocks or sand, making it particularly resistant to different conditions and temperature variations.

Reduces Appearance of Dark Circles


The seaweed used in Seanactiv™ is harvested manually under government license, in line with good collection practices that ensure regeneration of the biomass. It is extracted via a gentle, selective procedure that concentrates the active fucoidan molecule present in the algae. This sulphated polysaccharide is characterized by fucose monomers and has long been known for its beneficial properties in food, health and beauty.

In a clinical study with 24 healthy, female volunteers aged between 18 and 65, Seanactiv™ formulated at 1 percent in a cream was shown to improve the appearance of dark circles within just one week, with a decrease in skin pigmentation intensity of 11 percent. At the same time, skin roughness was reduced by 14 percent, leading to a visually perceptible improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet wrinkles. Seanactiv™ was also shown to visibly improve skin luminosity of the eye area for a fresher, healthier complexion.

Soluble in water, Seanactiv™ is 99.8 percent from natural origin and complies with the COSMOS standard for natural and organic cosmetics.

Source: BASF

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