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Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract


Official CosIng Information


A biotechnologically derived ingredient that is produced by the fermentation of a marine bacteria living in the cold Antarctic Ocean. According to the manufacturer's info, it seems to have two different sets of magic properties: 

The first set includes skin-protecting and anti-aging abilities: it can help to protect the skin from dryness and redness due to cold weather and it also promotes skin regeneration and smoother skin surface by stimulating protein synthesis in the skin.  More specifically, these proteins are type I and IV collagen and elastin, all super important stuff for wrinkle-free, young looking skin (though these results came only from in-vitro tests and might or might not apply to living human skin). 

As for in-vivo (tested on real people) efficacy, 1% Antarcticine (the trade name for the diluted version of the Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract) cream increased skin hydration by 14.8% in cold weather and 5% Antarcticine cream decreased the depth of wrinkles by 44% around the eyes.

The second set of magic properties are all about oily skin regulation, such as reducing sebum production, shininess, and pore size. It acts through reducing Melanocortin 5 receptor, a protein important in sebum production. According to the in-vivo tests of the manufacturer, it both immediately reduces skin gloss as well as significantly reduces the number of active follicles and their total surface with ongoing use (by 9.5% and 27.2% after 28 days).

Overall, an interesting, multifunctional ingredient both for anti-aging as well as oily skin control purposes.

Products with Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract

Hylamide Booster;Pore Control 7AM Brightening Serum Ecooking Acne Serum Hylamide Pore Flush BOSCIA White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray Codage Paris Mattifying & Energizing Skin Care Water Dr Sebagh Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum Liberty Belle Game Changer Mattifying Pore Refiner MUKTI Age Defiance Day Serum One Ocean Beauty Purifying Ocean Mist Cleanser Peter Thomas Roth Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask Peter Thomas Roth Marine Algae Mask Intense Hydrating Treatment It's Skin Power 10 Ye Formula Effector Swanson Premium Snow Algae Serum The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics BONAJOUR Elf Skin (Toner) Ecooking Super Serum It's Skin Power 10 Formula Q10 Effector My Beauty Diary Squalene Sheet Mask 3LAB Anti-Aging Eye Lift Biologique Recherche Sérum Matriciel Visage Colorescience Pep Up® Collagen Renewal Face & Neck Treatment Colourpop All Star Setting Spray Joanna Vargas Super Nova Serum Joanna Vargas Super Nova Serum NCN PRO SKINCARE All-Trans Retinol With Non-Prescription Tretinoin iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex DMCK Elixir Plus Ampoule Ecooking Clay Mask Ecooking Moisturising Serum Glossier Priming Moisturiser Balance Isntree Ceramide Deep Moisture Cream Mask Liz Milano Wrinkle Fighter Lullage Acnexpert Serum 360° Natura Bissé The Cure Pure Serum Postquam Age Control Facial Serum "Naturage Age Control" Rhonda Allison Sea Gems Cien Caviar Serum Fancy Handy Moisturizing Refreshing Face Booster Grown Alchemist Regenerating Night Cream: Peptide-30 & Violet Leaf Extract Le Mieux Stemcell EGF Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Active Toner Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterfull Clear Cream Missha Time Revolution Vitality Toner NCN PRO SKINCARE Skin Tight Lifting Elixir One Ocean Beauty Revitalizing Sea Serum Open Formula Peptide Face Mask (10% Peptides) Postquam Age Control Facial Serum SVR Sebiaclear Serum Swisse Echinacea Clear Skin Moisturiser