General: Spirulina is a blue-green algae that was wildharvested and sold as a food source for Mesoamerican and Chadian people until major lakes were drained for irrigation. Because other types of blue-green algae can produce powerful toxins, we ensure we source carefully monitored pure spirulina algae.
Skin Benefits: 61% protein with all the essential amino acids, including collagen and elastin (skin-specific amino acids) spirulina powder helps regenerate underlying skin components. An antioxidant more potent than blueberries, rich in vitamin A (beta-carotene), B vitamins, and iron, it counteracts free-radical damage and rejuvinates wrinkled, aging skin. See our Undaria Seaweed & Mint Exfolitating Cleanser for an example.
Source: India | Cultivated in a controlled, carefully monitered, toxin-free outdoor pool | Certified fair-trade
Method of Extraction: Contaminate-free spirulina is harvested, caked, sun-dried, and then powdered.