Clean, Sustainable Skincare
Updated: Jun 7, 2019
In recent times, Sustainable beauty products have been a trending topic. Many luxury makeup brands such as Hourglass, Ren Clean Skincare and Caudalie to name a few have been claiming to pursue sustainability in their products and packaging.
But what really, is clean and sustainable?
To put simply, clean skincare is void of harmful chemicals for the body, ingredients are derived ethically. Sustainability leans towards the type of packaging, whether the materials of packaging are recyclable, bio-degradable and/or earth-friendly. This has been a hot topic of late as global warming ensues and more and more people in this century are growing increasingly conscious of what they are consuming and purchasing; as well as how their decisions can impact the earth.
Algovital Angel is proud to say that we are a brand that has taken this into consideration since our inception and made clean skincare a foundation for our products and customers. Our formulation are mainly made up of botanical ingredients, using Germinating Sprout Extract and Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate which consists of essential minerals, natural brightening properties and vital vitamins for the skin. Furthermore, the brand does not contain Fragrance, Ethanol, Surfactants, Animal products, Mineral Oil to name a few. We care for your skin and this rule has always been something that founded our skincare and guided the types of formulation we use in our products.
Young Germinating Sprout Extract
This ingredient forms the basis for all our skincare products and this is because it is full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and nutrients. Why? This germinating process breaks down some of the starch, which makes the percentage of nutrients higher. It also breaks down phytate, a form of phytic acid that normally decreases absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body. Hence, Germinating sprouts have more nutrients in the form of vitamin C, zinc, and magnesium, making it a perfect ingredient for skincare.
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate
Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate is derived from yeast that can be taken from fermented rice. Galactomyces is a genus of yeast which is rich in amino acids and vitamins. Studies have shown that using this ingredient in essence form skincare can improve skin conditions. People that have acne, blackheads, sebum excretion used this particular ingredient in essence form and achieved visible results.
"For analyzing the effects, twenty volunteers were participated and each results was determined by treating the essence containing 97% of galactomycesferment filtrate on their faces in three times. The results showed that the number of the large opened pores and blackhead pores on faces were significantly reduced more than 15.66 and 21.84% by treating the essence as compared to the number of pores on untreated control faces. Also the amount of sebum and keratin in faces were meaningfully reduced by 64.17 and 16.47%, respectively. In addition, we further demonstrated that the levels of the skin brightness were improved after treatment of the reagent by 2.49% respectively. Moreover, the number of acne were decreased 9.59%."
-Excerpt taken from Asian Journal of Beauty and Cosmetology.
Written by Lee, M., Kim, et al. (2014). The Effects of Essence-Formed Cosmetic Ingredients Containing the Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate on Skin Improvements in Keratinization, Pores, Sebum Excretion, Brightness and Acne. Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol, 12(1), 77-84.