I was curious about the saying “skin deep.” I looked up the dictionary definition and read, “superficial concern with, or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating.” This saying, that is part of our vernacular, references our skin as being thin, shallow, and superficial. Most of us take for granted the largest organ of our entire body, the skin. What do we do to honor this ‘thin’ membrane that does such an excellent job of protecting our more vulnerable parts?
Our skin is made up of 64% water, almost as much as the 71% water that covers the earth's surface. Billions of years ago, tiny microorganisms with the ability to exchange energy from the sun into vital nutrients, thrived in the earth’s oceans. These early stirrings of photosynthetic processes, were the beginning of life on earth. This early process where green organisms use sunlight to synthesize food from carbon dioxide and water, gave life to our little blue planet! These organisms are collectively referred to as phytoplankton, and are the oldest and most complete form of nutrition known. Marine phytoplankton is a complete food containing fibers, essential fatty acids, trace minerals, proteins, and amino acids.
The Miraculous Marine Phytoplankton
EAA uses Alpha 3 CMP (Concentrated Marine Phytoplankton), a specific species that contains dense micronutrients, in most of our skin care products. The phytoplankton we use is gathered from the pristine temperate waters of the Pacific Northwest near Canada. Our source uses quality control testing to make certain that it is free of any contaminants. EAA is food for your skin - our ingredients prove it! When you feed the skin vital nutrients, you give your skin the building blocks to be vital and healthy.
The Nutritional Breakdown
Essential fatty acids found in marine phytoplankton are so important to healthy cell function. Phytoplankton contains more omega-3 fatty acids than fish! These fatty acids penetrate the skin and deeply provide it with long lasting moisture and cell rejuvenation.
Phytoplankton is high in minerals, particularly zinc. Zinc is useful in reducing inflammation (rosacea), will assist in healing acne conditions, is wound healing, and is helpful in regulating immune function. Enzymes contained in phytoplankton help break down and remove dead skin cells, helping to make the skin look smoother, and assist in the healing process. The Amino Acids in phytoplankton help to reduce photo aging (sun damage), help in collagen synthesis, and are needed to repair proteins in the skin that give support to connective tissues.
A little on antioxidants... These substances help to eliminate or reduce free radicals. You can think about free radicals like rust. When you see age spots, this is a form of free radical (rust) damage. Marine Phytoplankton is full of antioxidants that protect the skin from hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
When you use our HYDRATE moisturizing mist or our LUSH facial moisturizer to nourish and moisturize your skin, you are feeding it with the most nourishing foods on the planet. Both of these products have healthy amounts of Marine Phytoplankton. When you wash away the grime of the day with our LUSTER cleanser, also containing phytoplankton, you are removing dead skin cells and feeding your skin with nutrition that will show the beautiful, natural, radiance of your healthy skin. When it comes to your skin care, go deeper than skin deep!