USDA Certified Organic Blue Green Algae
USDA Certified Organic Blue Green Algae (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae) offered by Essential Wholesale contains more than 20 antioxidants, 68 minerals and 70 trace elements, all amino acids (essential and non-essential) and important enzymes. The high nutrient density and the synergistic effect of these nutrients make blue green algae a powerful skincare ingredient. This amazing tiny little plant is packed with all of these nutrients which help skin appear toned, lifted and hydrated.
Where Does Blue Green Algae Come From?
This is not the not the same algae that grows in dirty pools or stale pond water. This isn’t even the more common spirulina form of blue green algae that you see in health food stores. This Blue Green Algae comes from Klamath Lake, just south of Portland, Oregon. This stunning, freshwater lake is home to an incredible number of wild flora and fauna and covers an expanse of approximately 97 square miles at an elevation of 4500 ft. Klamath Lake is actually a large slow moving river and because the water never stops moving it’s constantly refreshed with life-giving oxygen. The pristine waters of Klamath Lake come from more than 17 natural springs and a watershed of nearly 10,000 square kilometers including Crystal clear mineral springs fed underground from Crater Lake and snowmelt from clear snowcapped volcanic mountains via the “Rivers of Light”.
This ingredient is water-soluble and can be used directly on skin from 1% to 100%, although just straight powdered algae might be unpleasant at 100%. Essential also makes a fabulous Blue Green Algae Body Polish if you prefer a ready-made product.