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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Fucus Vesiculosus Extract

Bladderwrack, is a brown seaweed that belongs to the Fucaceae family of algae. When added to skincare products fucus vesiculosus extract stimulates collagen production, helps increase moisture retention, improves skin texture, reduces hyperpigmentation, and counteracts some negative effects that UV rays may have on our skin.

Personal Care Magazine, "Marine Plant Extracts Offer Superior Dermal Protection," PDF. 

Both in vitro and human testing have shown potential benefits and biological effects including a reduction in wrinkle depth by 9%, increased skin elasticity by 17%, and inhibition of collagenase and elastase by up to 99%.