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INCI: Sea Whip Extract
One of evolution’s little miracles, this ingredient is as old as can be, tracing its ancestry back 500 million years. A species of soft coral, Gorgonian – or, Sea Whip - has a whip-like or feathery appearance and is found in salt water habitats. This marine extract is very rich in steroids and shares many similarities to our own human hormones, making it incredibly bio-identical and bio-available. Gorgonian Extract is packed with defensive and regenerative phyto-chemicals and 26 types of Pseudopterosins, miraculous chemical sugars that are strong anti-oxidants and powerful anti-inflammatories. These Pseudopterosins, found only in Gorgonian, are the recent subject of extensive medical research into their unique potential as anti-inflammatory and painkilling molecules. Fact: Sea Whip has recently been called the “world’s most powerful natural anti-inflammatory”.
Applied topically, Gorgonian is an excellent hydrator, providing plumping, firming and tightening benefits. It is a proven anti-bacterial and works hard to normalise the skins microbiome, promoting a healthier immune system and skin that is better able to defend itself from external aggressions.
Why It's Pure
Elixseri’s Gorgonian Extract is sustainably cultivated so that the there is no disturbance to its environmental bio-diversity and its ecosystem is protected. Growth of the species is not disturbed.
Why It's Tech
Pseudopterosins, compounds found in Gorgonian, can neutralise 90% of phospholipase A2, which is a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that leads to the pain and swelling associated with Rosacea. These compounds are currently under review as a new drug for the treatment of arthritis, burns and contact dermatitis.
Why It's Beauty
During a recent study, the use of Gorgonian extract has been shown to reduce redness in skin by at least 50% and up to 70%. This remarkable decongesting action will produce a more even and healthy-looking glow to complexions.