Skin Health

Oxidative stress plays a major role in the skin’s aging process. Exposure to UV radiation results in the production of reactive oxygen species and inflammation. This process results in the breakdown of the extracellular matrix – collagen and elastic fibre – leading to the formation of wrinkles (1).

Things get worse with age, and the body’s ability to counteract the excess generation of free radicals is diminished as the years go by. Clinical studies have shown that oral supplementation of astaxanthin (e.g. softgels) results in a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles, higher skin moisture, and increased elasticity (2). Astaxanthin was also shown in a recent study to protect against UVB by inhibiting inflammatory cytokine and matrix metalloprotease secretions in cells exposed to UVB radiation (3).

Astaxanthin, the primary carotenoid algae use to protect themselves from harsh light conditions in the wild, is one of nature’s most powerful sunscreens and skins protectors.



  1. Woodley et al. Adult human keratinocytes migrating over nonviable dermal collagen produce collagenolytic enzymes that degrade type I and type IV collagen. J Invest Dermatol. (1986) 86:418-23. REF
  2. Tominaga et al. Cosmetic benefits of astaxanthin on human subjects. Acta Biochim Pol. (2012) 59:43-7. REF
  3. Tominaga. K., et al. Protective effects of astaxanthin on skin deterioration.  Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. (2017) 61: 33-39. REF


* Disclaimer
Despite many people’s success using Regenurex, we are unable to guarantee specific results and results can vary. Please also note that it can take 3–6 weeks to begin feeling the benefits of astaxanthin.