About Hawaiian Astaxanthin


Hawaiian Astaxanthin is the “hero” ingredient in our skincare products. It’s popular in Asia, but it is relatively unknown in the States. What makes it so special, you may ask?

Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature - 6,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C. It is a naturally occurring carotenoid, derived from microalgae. These microscopic algae produce Astaxanthin as a protective mechanism against harsh environmental conditions. Different ocean creatures eat the microalgae and the Astaxanthin accumulates in their feathers, skin, and even their egg yolks. It’s Astaxanthin that gives salmon, flamingos, and shrimp their vibrant pink hue.

At Amarci, it's used for its unique ability to neutralize free radicals caused by environmental aggressors like sun exposure and pollution. The damage from these free radicals can accelerate skin aging, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and changes in skin texture and tone. 

Astaxanthin also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. This means it can help reduce redness and inflammation, making it a great addition for those with sensitive or reactive skin types. Plus, it improves skin hydration and elasticity, both crucial for maintaining your skin as you age gracefully.

We source our Astaxanthin from Hawaii, where a Hawaiian biotech company (just 30 minutes away from founder Jason's childhood home) cultivates it sustainably in open culture ponds using pure, coastal seawater from the Pacific Ocean. This careful process ensures that Hawaiian Astaxanthin is a high-quality, pure ingredient that's as kind to your skin as it is to the environment.