Chlorella | Green algae


EWG Rating
 seaweed skin deep ranking

Scientific Name: {Chlorella Vulgaris} 
Common Name: {Dermochlorella Algae, Green Algae}


A freshwater, green algae that can improve facial elasticity and firmness.

Chlorella is algae that can be cultivated only in fresh water. It is traditionally used in Eastern medicine but is now becoming more accepted in the West. In western cultures, it is used as a health supplement and as a topical application. Its main skin-friendly component is a slew of antioxidants, which protect the skin from damage caused by too much sun exposure or by coming into contact with a chemical pollutant. The antioxidants in chlorella repel free radicals as they try to enter the skin, neutralizing them so that they cannot hurt the surrounding cells.

It has been historically used to keep the skin healthy, from ulcers to infections, to rashes, to cuts, and even bruises. Chlorella tightens and firms, improving the elasticity of the face. The antioxidants, along with B Vitamins and Vitamin C, in chlorella encourages cell turnover. Using Chlorella in your skincare products is an excellent way to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin. As we age, our skin slows down its production of new cells. Dead and dying cells to remain on the face longer, creating a gray, wrinkled complexion. When the face is told to start producing new cells again, those dead cells can be sloughed away. A layer of fresh, renewed skin is revealed which looks younger, has fewer wrinkles, and is more radiant.

Chlorella green algae

Internally, it is used to soothe many irritating conditions. For example, Hypertension, which can result from inflammation, is reduced, as well as the storage of bad cholesterol. It aids in digestion, helps with proper absorption of calcium, and can fight bloating and even pain from both menstrual cramps, all the way up to fibromyalgia.

Not only is it an antioxidant, but it also works to remove toxins from the skin, which can contribute to a dull appearance and can speed up the aging process. Chlorella is often called a "superfood."  It has numerous nutritional and cosmetic benefits. When used for skin care or as a face mask, a Chlorella treatment firms and improves facial elasticity.

Chlorella can be taking internally. From within, collagen can rebuild. When applied topically, it works down through the layers of skin, to battle free radicals, reduces inflammation, plumps the appearance of skin and fights photo-damage from over-exposure to the sun.

With iron, zinc, and many different kinds of acids, apply chlorella can help build stronger, more resilient skin. Healthy skin is less likely to be irritated and redden when it comes into contact with something foreign. If your skin is sensitive to light, wind, cold, or pollutants, chlorella can help reduce the appearance of premature aging caused by environmental exposure.