Plants naturally utilize and bind water in their cells as a mechanism of survival. This cellular water or plant essence offers the ability to harness a nutritional, isotonic solution capable of nourishing the skin and hair in personal care applications. FSS BiEau® Actif botanical waters combine advancements in sustainable beauty and leading edge science to provide brands essential ingredients to support their unique aspirations. Innovative development of botanical waters promote the natural balance of the skin, scalp, and hair while utilizing natural plant properties to work in conjunction with the skin.
Botanical waters offer brand-differentiating properties including unique origin stories, sustainability appreciation, and efficacious beauty benefits that work with your hair and skin care for a healthy complexion.
FSS BiEau® Actif Red Algae is the sustainably sourced essence of Haematococcus pluvialis and fermented Phaffia rhodozyma designed to encourage an isotonic environment while reducing inflammation to combat problem skin and aging induced by inflammation. Phaffia rhodozyma and Haematococcus pluvialis are known as the major prominent microorganisms able to synthesize the carotenoid astaxanthin. Carotenoids are pigments responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues in many plants and play an important role in plant health. Astaxanthin, specifically, is known to improve skin health and reduce inflammation. FSS BiEau® Actif Red Algae utilizes a novel approach to sustainability while capitalizing on the presence of astaxanthin, from red algae and fermented yeast, to rejuvenate the complexion with potent anti-inflammatory benefits.
FSS BiEau® Actif Red Algae utilizes cellular plant essence to deliver isotonic nutrients and harmonize skin and hair. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is composed of approximately 60% water. As a protective barrier, the skin is our best defense against external aggressors. However, the skin’s permeability can be influenced by a variety of environmental attributes including pollution particles, cosmetic actives, temperature fluctuations, and water exchange. A delicate balance exists between water introduced onto our skin, using cosmetics, cleansers etc, and the water present in our skin and cells. Water exchange occurs through the cell membrane through the process of osmosis. Deionized or demineralized water can be traditionally used in the creation of cosmetic ingredients, but this water typically lacks minerals and natural components that our skin craves. Isotonic solutions offer an environment most beneficial and least disruptive to skin cells while enhancing affinity with the skin due to a mineral content close to that of skin cells. Isotonic materials maintain the size, shape, and integrity of skin cells. Some cosmetic solutions are hypotonic or hypertonic and can damage skin cells by drawing out cellular water, thereby drying out the skin, or even forcing water into the cells and causing cell deformation. Isotonic solutions maintain a natural environment and healthy balance for the skin and hair.
Algae embodies the concept of marine sourced sustainability promoting utilization in various industries as food, biofuels, filtering materials, soil fertilizer, pharmaceuticals and laboratory growth media. Grown in house, cultured algae cells diminish the demand for algae harvesting while allowing the manufacture of various algae ingredients including algae botanical waters. The renewable nature of algae prompts their incorporation into beauty applications across skin, hair, and body care formulations. As a powerhouse of natural nutrients, vitamins, and minerals algae actives maintain the cutting edge of innovation in the cosmetic market.
Algae absorbs water and nutrients in their cells, directly from the surrounding water. Depending on the species, fresh algae are 70-90 percent water by weight. This internal cellular water contains an abundance of biologically active components and is often disregarded in the extraction of algal lipids for biofuel. The solar energy has been utilized to effectively evaporate and isolate the nutrient-rich water of Haematococcus pluvialis and combine this precious essence with fermented Phaffia rhodozyma to produce a bioactive cellular water complex capable of fighting skin inflammation.
Haematococcus pluvialis is prominent species of red algae known as major sources of natural astaxanthin. Based on their unique environments, these red algae have evolved with robust mechanism to reproduce and survive under extreme conditions such as pollution, UV radiation and high temperatures. Various compounds produced by red algae, including astaxanthin, have been used as anti-inflammatory agents in supplements and medicine. The potent anti-inflammatory properties of astaxanthin help prevent inflammaging.
FSS BiEau® Actif Red Algae is a cellular water complex capable of offering anti-inflammatory properties. FSS BiEau® Actif Red Algae utilizes a novel approach to eco-conscious cosmetic active development while capitalizing on the presence of astaxanthin to defend against inflammation and promote an overall healthy complexion. FSS BiEau® Actif Red Algae can be used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care formulations aimed to nourish and calm while encouraging an isotonic environment beneficial for optimal health of the skin.
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rated.