DHC Astaxanthin All-In-One Gel

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DHC promises to nourish your skin with a unique combination of collagen, elastin, and Astaxanthin.

It seems like every time you turn around, someone is touting yet another age-defying skin cream; one that is brimming with a combination of confusing synthetic-sounding elements. So what if you are hoping to simplify, and choose a skin cream that contains a very specific, natural ingredient that stands out from the crowd? Straight from Japan, the DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-In-One Gel may be the answer. Containing Astaxanthin – a ‘super antioxidant’ that is derived from freshwater green algae – this is a unique product that embodies this company’s reputation for innovation and success.

Surprisingly, DHC’s roots lie in an entirely different industry. Founded in 1972 as Daigaku Honyaku Center, an educational translation company, DHC had set its sights on international recognition, but in an altogether different manner. But the company’s owner, Mr. Yoshiaki Yoshida, was inspired by his exposure to high-grade Spanish olive oil and decided to head in a new direction to develop products that promoted health and well being. Over the next several decades, the company grew from a mail order business for olive oil based skin products to being the number one direct-order skin cream company in Japan. Unsurprisingly, his skin care products became a hit around the world, and DHC USA was established in 1995.

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The gel may look thick, but a little bit of it spreads lightly and really goes a long way.

The Astaxanthin line is the company’s latest development, only released this past year after several years of intense testing. What makes this skin cream so unique is that it contains the antioxidant Astaxanthin, which is said to have 6000 times the power of Vitamin C. Astaxanthin is also what provides the reddish-pink pigment found in everything from salmon to shrimp and even flamingos (since they eat a lot of shrimp) – something that occurs when it is exposed to UV radiation. DHC sources its Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvalis, a freshwater green algae, and uses micronization technology to make it super absorbable (and hence more efficient).

The resulting cream fights free radical damage, as well as environmental damage caused by one’s day-to-day lifestyle – two big causes of premature aging. The addition of Collagen and Elastin keeps the skin firm, while Hyaluronic Acid (a naturally occurring element in skin, connective tissue, and teardrops) allows the skin to maintain its natural moisture barrier. What’s more, the cream is fragrance-free and contains no parabens, so you can feel better about using this on your face. If you have sensitive skin, this is a marvel.

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Once applied, the gel virtually disappears, but will leave your skin feeling renewed.

Using the gel is a delight. Unlike some other creams, which you feel like you’re slathering on – and battling with – an extra layer of oily chemicals on your face, DHC’s cream quickly absorbs into the skin to give it a suppleness that is very welcome. You immediately look brighter and feel smoother, and your skin retains a more springy feeling throughout the entire day. And even if you put on makeup, the cream is light enough to not get in the way. Few other creams of its kind could compare.

The DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-In-One Gel (4.2oz) may instantly become a staple of your daily routine. But check the DHC website, and you’ll also see a host of other great products, ranging from the afore mentioned olive-oil based products to moisturizers and sunscreens, as well as their best-selling DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and DHC Velvet Skin Coat.

For more information, visit www.dhccare.com

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