Exceptional Ingredients from Seaweeds and Plants are the Sea Active™ Skin Care Difference.
Ingredients that Vinni Parrinello created to produce results, enhance cellular communication and give skin a youthful, healthy appearance despite challenges to the skin caused by medications.
BSAB (Biogenic Seaweed Antioxidant Broth)- IS the Sea Active™ Skin Care difference. Our products are not made with purified water as the main ingredient. Instead, our products are made with Spring water from Hawaii, infused with seaweeds of Nori, Wakame, Bladderwrack, Irish Moss, Pacific and Atlantic Kelp, Sea Lettuce, Sea Lavender, Alaskan Bull Kelp, Red and Brown Algae, Red Fijian and Polynesian Limo, Dulse, Turbinaria ornate, Laminaria digitate, and Haematococcus pivalis (astaxanthin). This “infusion” also includes white tea, herbs, flowers and fruit extracts that hydrate and nourish the skin. Outside independent research of our unique Seaweed blend shows seaweeds in our infusion can kill human tumor cells by prompting programmed cell death (apoptosis). Nutrients from seaweed can pass through the skin’s barrier (stratum corneum) because its’ elements (Sodium, calcium, magnesium) are of biologic origin, so these elements are more readily assimilated by our system and skin.
Note: Red seaweeds are found deeper in the ocean and it is noted that these seaweeds contain more advanced forms of nutrients that are best for attacking defective DNA. Sea Active™ Skin Care is the FIRST skin care line that features the rare ™BioAlgin Hyaluronate ™Complex, developed by Vincene Parrinello. This is a unique, proprietary blend of phytoHyaluronic Acid from plants found in the sea and cassia angustifolia, that, attached to our proprietary seaweed complex can replenish DNA compromised skin cells and promote intracellular communication. Our new MCR™ (marine carotenoid retinol™) Complex, made from Astaxanthin, is a better tolerated and performing form of retinol. Unlike synthetic retinol, there is a reduction in unwanted side effects from retinoic acid use. Our seaweed blend contains high amounts of Fucoidan, Vitamins A,B,C,D and K, Amino Acids and Protein.
An ingredient with its own story to tell, this BSAB is an “oxygenated sea broth” that is rich in skin oxygenating ingredients , while imparting vitamins and minerals into the epidermal layer. Thermal imaging showed this absorption to reach the basal-junction layer.
THE SEAWEED STORY™ and Frequencies of SEA ACTIVE™ Skin Care-
Our Hero Ingredients Tell Their Story of How They Rescue and Replenish The Skin™:
Wakame, a winged kelp seaweed, contains 40% fucoidan. This seaweed has been researched in Japan, and is praised for its ability to inhibit tumors, improve skin tone, enhance youthful appearance of the skin and is effective for treatment of dry skin
Kombu is another brown, winged seaweed that is high in fucoidan. This seaweed contains germanium, an important trace mineral and skin-healing nutrient, used for hundreds of years by Asian women to keep their skin looking youthful and combat pigmentation challenges.
Bull Kelp – only found on the North American Coasts (Alaska, Washington and Oregon- our choices) Excellent skin moisturizing benefits that are oil free, benefitting dry, combination and oily skin types.
This seaweed also has excellent firming and toning effects on the skin, revitalizing skin’s appearance.
Undaria Pinnatifida Seaweed is a brown algae, rich in phytosterols and fatty acids — an oily extract that preserves skin’s youthful appearance and fights signs of aging Beneficial to all skin types, even oily skin.
The WRACK SEAWEEDS –
Knotted Bladderwrack – Ascophyllum Nodosum, has anti-tumor agent properties.
Fucus Vesiculousus (Bladderwrack) – is high in Fucoidan, Mannitol, Lysine, Phytohormones, Zinc, Bromine, Antioxidants Vitamin A, C, E, and K. This seaweed promotes healing of sprains and bruises, prevents cancer, reduces cellulite. It has incredible skin toning properties, offers moisturizing benefits, and firming effects on skin of all ages.
In California another name of for this seaweed is Popping Wrack. This seaweed washes up on our beaches, inviting kids and grown-ups alike to jump on the “bladders of the seaweed” causing a popping sound.
Kombu- Sugarwrack (L.saccharina) and Finger wrack (L-digitita) – from Atlantic and Japanese Coasts (Lamonaria japonica). Laminaria, Latin for “thin leaf”, is olive brown in color. It is high in Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Protein, Laminarin, Fucoidan, Alginate, Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, along with hosting a complex of B Vitamins. This is powerful anti-aging skin care ingredient that promotes wound healing via stimulation of collagen production neutralizing free radicals, stimulating the immune system (when taken internally). Through transepidermal delivery, we can address the immunity cells in the skin. It also protects the skin and stimulates skin circulation.
Other seaweeds, to be undisclosed for proprietary and trade secret reasons are resourced from the California coastline, Atlantic coast, European and French Polynesian waters.
The GREEN SEAWEEDS –
The largest classification of all ocean plants
Sea Lettuce is high in protein, calcium, silica, Vitamins A, B and C. This cell regenerating seaweed helps tone the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production, and offers hydrating properties. Sea Lettuce increases circulation by dilating tiny capillaries in the skin’s surface, transporting nutrients and oxygen from deep within the skin’s surface layer. Also increases the appearance of skin brightness and vitality.
The RED SEAWEEDS –
Over 6,000 of these red seaweeds have been identified as of the date of this writing. Rhodiphyta algae is the classification category.
Some of the red seaweeds accomplish their ability to help the body or skin release toxins due this seaweed’s colloidal mineral content.
Nori-Porphyra umbilicalis – has the appearance of a waving palm in the water. This seaweed is rich in Amino Acids (cell building blocks), Fucoidan, Zinc, Polysaccharides
Porcheria hornaminyahae – contains a natural cytoxin chemical that kills cancer cells
Irish Moss – from the Scotland and Ireland coasts is also known as Carrageenan, Sea Moss, or Pearl Moss. This seaweed has been used for generations to treat eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and decreases acne scarring while promoting healing of skin rashes from unknown origins. This seaweed has extraordinary anti-aging effects on skin cells. Firms and moisturizes the skin.
Dulse – also known as Palmaria Palmate, is very high in Vitamin K, which is supportive of capillary function and circulation. This seaweed has been shown to permeate the epidermal layer (which has no blood vessels) to the blood vessels located in the basal junction layer.
Knotted Bladderwrack – also known as vesiculosus and Ascophyllum nodosum *Contain all of the minerals that there are on planet earth ( a large reason why Sea Active Skincare uses this seaweed in our trade secret broth).*Reduces appearance of redness in the skin by bring an akalatic balance to the skin. *The Fucoidan portion of this seaweed has anti-inflammatory benefits and basal junction epidermal healing properties to benetit the skin.
Pacific Northwest Kelp – is the richest kelp flora in the WORLD. Not only inhibits cancer-cell clustering, but offers the skin great benefits as well. A large reason it’s one of the main ingredients in our BSAB broth found in our products. Benefits to the Skin are:
Red Marine Algae – is high in Carrageenan, a potent anti-viral agent, that stimulates collagen and elastin production, regenerating skin cells.
THE VALUE OF SEAWEED –
Research has shown us that the air in several major U.S. cities can contain as many as 50,000 germs per cubic meter. Compare this to sea air, which is virtually sterile, containing an average of 15 gms per cubic meter, which helps us understand why the Japanese have developed an ocean-inspired respiratory treatment to re-create the “sea-air” benefits in a therapeutic setting. They call this the Japanese Salt Room, where an effective salt-spray system incorporates moist air, dispersion of essential oils and sea salt.
SEA ACTIVE™ Skin Care is the FIRST skin care line to deliver seaweed benefits in a unique delivery system especially for immune challenged skin. This specially developed ingredient offering – the “Sea” – benefits our skin care formulations to challenged skin. Our special formula begins in our Biogenic Seaweed Antioxidant Broth™ (used instead of water as the primary ingredient of 98% of the Sea Active Skin Care products). Seaweed holds nature’s secret, and possesses the “secret to life”. Its’ unique nutritional elements are unlike land-based vegetation, and provide the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial components that research now confirms to be health promoting and disease preventing. Seaweed provides some of the most powerful remedies on earth with the newest classification being developed by our company, a Super Seaweed of sorts.
Remember – our human life began in the womb, surrounded by amniotic fluid, which is very similar to sea water. It makes sense that we gravitate to the oceans coastline for the welcoming rhythmic surf and energy charged beaches. The perfect balance of life, energy and well being in its raw power. Did you know that the air you breathe close to the shore carries healing iodine, anti-bacterial, mineral-rich salt water, as well as healthy negative ions? When the ocean waves crash on the shorelines and rocks, they create electrically charged atoms (ozone) that are energizing and mood elevating (lightning does the same thing – could be why we have storm chasers). Negative ions encourage you to take a full, deep breath and are known for relieving stress, easing headaches, irritability, muscle tension, depression, lethargy and fatigue. The iodine in saltwater particles from the air relieve lung congestion, clear the breathing passages and regulate body metabolism. Sea ozone even helps calm your mind.
Other important ingredients in the SEA ACTIVE ™Skin Care products other than those already discussed:
AGAR – from various onshore seaweeds off the Atlantic Coast, Pacific Northwest, Southwest and South Pacific coasts gives our cleansers and gel products the gelatinous texture. This ingredient also helps the skin retain moisture levels in the vulnerable epidermal layer that prevents premature moisture loss and topical dehydration. These can be the greatest contributing factors to cell damage and death, caused by injury, pollutants, airborn chemicals or UV radiation.
Dubosia Leaf Etxract – inhibits elastase, stimulates collagen synthesis. It is also an excellent microbial anti-inflammatory ingredient for use in skin care products.
Amino Acids – are crucial for any healthy based skin care product formulation, Without these potent building blocks of proteins, there is a grave missing link that will most definitely separate the winning anti-aging skin care formulas from the less effective anti-aging brands.
Amino acids are chain link molecules (great carriers). They are protein structures, excellent for transporting a desired skin treatment to a specific place of concern in the epidermal layer. Here are some of the Amino Acids used in SEA ACTIVE™ SKIN CARE:
Proline – gives the skin beauty and radiance – a healthy glow builder.
Lysine – conditions the skin, aids in cellular and tissue repair. Needed for collagen production.
Serine – important for formation of cell membranes.
Alanine – important for protein synthesis.
Threonine – important for the formation of collagen and elastin.
Glycine – repairs damaged tissue and promotes healing.
Leucine – protects against muscle protein breakdown.
Glutamine – helps prevent muscle and tissue breakdown.
Histidine – protects cells from breakdown due to UVA/UVB radiation exposure. This amino acid is also known as an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, helping to prevent skin cell damage.
Arginine – speeds up healing of skin cell damage and tissue repair.
Isoleucine – important to protein synthesis and tissue repair.
Tyrosine – helps moisturizing properties with optimal penetration. Cells convert tyrosine into melanin, protecting the skin from harmful UV radiation.
Valine – important for muscle and tissue strength. Helps maintain skin resilience and prevents that falling appearance seen in the cheek areas of aging men and women.