At Tan Unique, we’re dedicated to making sure your skin stays radiantly healthy! That’s why we always make sure to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in skin care products.

Astaxanthin (pronounced “asta-ZAN-thin”) is the next big thing in health and skin care. It’s a naturally occurring antioxidant that’s packed with all sorts of health benefits, and has become known as “The Next Vitamin D.”

Astaxanthin has become incredibly popular since its discovery 10 years ago. It’s generally sold as a once-daily softgel supplement and is also used as an active skin care ingredient in topical crèmes. Astaxanthin revitalizes your skin by infusing your skin lipids with the moisture needed to restore elasticity and create a glowing, even skin tone without the use of harmful, unnatural chemicals.

The Next Vitamin D

Everyone knows we need Vitamin D for healthy, glowing skin. Vitamin D has always been regarded as the best natural protection against sun damage. Until now!

Astaxanthin is the strongest natural antioxidant that has yet been discovered! Research has shown that antioxidants provide powerful protection against sunburn. This is due to the fact that antioxidants help reduce inflammation and sunburn is largely an inflammatory process.

According to an article featured in the popular health blog, Wellness Mama:

“Astaxanthin’s unique property that makes it an added protection against the sun is found in the way it is created. The algae Haematococcus pluvialis created Astaxanthin as a protection from the heat and sun to save itself when it loses its water supply. The pigment works as a sunscreen of sorts that protects the algae from the sun. In this way, Astaxanthin works as an internal sunscreen for humans and gives skin a natural (very subtle) red/brown pigment.”

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Astaxanthin enhances your tolerance to sun exposure so you can play harder and longer in the summer! The Huffington Post’s article 5 Reasons to Take Astaxanthin Every Day has this to say on Astaxanthin when treating sun sensitivity: “It reduces damage caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. In fact, if you get a sunburn, which causes inflammation, astaxanthin penetrates the skin cells and reduces UVA damage. Think of it as an internal sunscreen.”

Astaxanthin’s health benefits are right up there with Vitamin D, along with a few extras especially targeted toward fixing sun damage!

Health Benefits of Astaxanthin:

·         Natural Protection From the Sun

·         Anti-Aging

·         Heals Damaged Skin (reverses wrinkles, freckles, age spots, and most severe sun damage)

·         Increases Metabolism

·         Maintains Healthy Heart

·         Boosts Immune System

·         Improves Energy Levels

·         Enhances Eyesight

Astaxanthin functions as an all-purpose supplement that combines the healing properties of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Beta-Carotene (the stuff in carrots that have been found to improve your eyesight) aka the main source of Vitamin A.

You might say: That’s nice and all, but I already get all of that from eating nuts, fruits, and carrots. 

Well, see, here’s the thing:

·         Astaxanthin is 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin C in antioxidant properties!

·         Astaxanthin is 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E when it comes to skin nourishment!

·         And according to Scientific American: “Beta-Carotene does not convert into vitamin A very efficiently—estimates suggest it requires anywhere from 12 to 21 molecules of beta-carotene in the diet to make just one molecule of vitamin A.”

·         Astaxanthin delivers 40 times the standard beta-carotene amount!

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Astaxanthin is stronger than Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E combined! It’s the most potent antioxidant nature has to offer us. Astaxanthin is organic, brimming with vitamins, and jam-packed with built-in sun protection. What’s not to love?


Ask us about the more recent advancements in skin care when you stop by Tan Unique or call us at 479-785-1185! We’re happy to help keep your skin healthy and glowing! 

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