Snow algae are a family of extremophile microorganisms (also known as watermelon snow, pink snow, red snow, or blood snow) that turn a rosy pink color in winter. Our snow algae extract is produced sustainably using Swiss biotechnology.
Snow algae has evolved to survive in extremely cold environments, maintaining metabolic functions at temperatures where other microorganisms would become dormant or wouldn’t be able to survive. It produces molecules that improve cellular defenses and help the body fight oxidative stress. Snow algae extract has been clinically shown to improves collagen production in the epidermis and rejuvenate the dermal epidermal junction, reinforcing the skin barrier and reducing age spots.
The watermelon pink color of snow algae comes from carotenoid pigments that it produces to protect against UV rays and absorb heat, with free radical fighting properties. It’s also a good source of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), a potent antioxidant and anti-aging ingredient.
Photosynthetic research, September 2017, pages 31-47
FEMS microbiology ecology, March 2009, pages 432-443