March 14, 2021 2 min read

FUCOIDAN

What is it?

Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide found mainly in various species of brown algae and brown seaweed such as mozuku, kombu, bladderwrack, wakame, and hijiki (variant forms of fucoidan have also been found in animal species, including the sea cucumber). Fucoidan is being studied extensively due to po-tential antitumor, antiviral, anti complement and anti-inflam-matory activities (Moon and comp., 2008).


Benefits and how does it work?

Recently, fucoidan has been shown to exhibit many biological activities such as anti-coagulant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-oxidant effects. It was also reported that fucoidan blocked UVB-induced expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and thus increased the synthesis of type I procollagen. Fucoidan was also shown to increase fibroblast proliferation in the presence of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), indicating that fucoidan may aid in wound healing (Song and comp., 2014).


Benefits and how does it work? Simplified

Fucoidan is good at defending your face against too much of intense sunlight. As well as it takes care of a sunburn once it is already there.They prove that fucoidan can combat age spots, dull skin and crevices in the skin. Speeds up skin healing, as in the case of sunburn, by increasing the expression of wound-healing genes (Song and comp., 2014). Slows down skin aging by inhibiting  collagenase and elastase. These are nzymes that are involved in skin aging processes.e Also slows down skin aging by blocking a process of glycation. This is when sugars – like glucose and fructose – react abnormally with proteins and lipids in your skin. This gives rise to harmful compounds making skin look tired. Contributes to youthfulness of the skin by doing the following. It reconstructs (!) epidermis by stimulating cell proliferation. Essentially, fucoidan helps to create new skin, which is impressive! Removes excess skin pigmentation by inhibiting enzyme tyrosinase (Wang and comp., 2015). 


Who is it for?

For dry skin having necessity of immediate moisturizing. This is suitable for all skin types. If you have skin concerns about aging or dryness, or if you feel like your skin could use a natural moisture boost, the skin-saving properties of the Jeju-Island-sourced honey found in the Honey Moist Black Mask is just what you need.

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