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    Water (and) Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract

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HELIONORI® is a marine agent prepared from the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis known to contain mycosporine-like amino-acids. Stable to solar light and heat exposure, it protects against UVA damage providing a natural alternative to synthetic UVA filters. Mycosporine-like amino-acids (MAAs) include water soluble nitrogenous compounds typically absorbing between 310 nm and 360 nm and acting as natural UV sunscreens. These compounds, never present in terrestrial environments (except in fungi spores) are always reported in marine organisms (animals and algae) exposed to intense UV stress. HELIONORI® works as a genuine bioprotector against UVA induced skin damage. It prevents the formation of sun burn cells and protects DNA (Comet assay on human melanocytes) and cell membranes against UVA. It is used in sun care cosmetic applications. It is China compliant.

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Founded in 1997 by Dr Liliane and Dr Max PELLEGRINI, experts in Marine Biology and Phycology, GELYMA company is based on their passion for algae with a flexible and responsive mindset to develop an innovative product range, in majority suitable for the Chinese market and ECOCERT/COSMOS approved, covering many applications including anti-aging, skin hydration, skin protection and other skin problems, for the Personal Care and Cosmetic industry.

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