Sea Fennel: The Retinol of the Sea
Sea fennel is an ancient medicinal plant that originates from Mediterranean coastal regions and has been used traditionally for various health benefits. In the context of skincare, sea fennel extract is utilized for its numerous properties that contribute to healthy and radiant skin.
Sea fennel extract is often referred to as the "retinol of the sea" due to its anti-aging and brightening effects on the skin, similar to the effects of clinical retinol. It is said to help in regulating the activity of sebaceous glands, which are responsible for oil production in the skin. This can aid in promoting a balanced complexion and a healthy skin barrier. Additionally, sea fennel extract is believed to support the skin's microbiome, which refers to the community of microorganisms that reside on the skin and play a role in its overall health.
The extract is also known for its detoxifying properties, which can contribute to the overall function of the skin and benefit various skin conditions. Rich in natural amino acids and minerals such as potassium and magnesium, sea fennel extract is a potent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. These properties can be beneficial for combating oxidative stress and reducing inflammation in the skin.
Sea fennel plant stem cells are taken from the meristem cells of the sea fennel's root and shoot. These stem cells are particularly effective in managing melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. By repairing damaged melanocytes and regulating the process of melanogenesis (the production of melanin), sea fennel plant stem cells can help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on the skin. Furthermore, they are said to improve overall skin tone and texture, making them valuable additions to organic skin brightening formulations.
Products from the Lira Clinical Skincare System that contain sea fennel extract and sea fennel plant stem cells include the PRO C4 Retinol Serum, BIO Hydra Infusion, BIO Lift Crème, and MYSTIQ Perfecting Eye Crème.
It's important to note that while these descriptions highlight the potential benefits of sea fennel extract and plant stem cells in skincare, individual results can vary, and it's always recommended to consult with a skincare professional before incorporating new products into your skincare routine.
Content courtesy of Lira Clinical - August 2023.