Simi Valley, CA (Feb. 8, 2011): Featured on The Oprah Winfrey show by best-selling author and Dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, M.D., and the Dr. Oz show by Joseph Mercola, M.D., as well as touted by several health authors, anti-aging antioxidant Astaxanthin is becoming well known for providing benefits to the human body, internally and externally. derma e® Natural Bodycare, a pioneer in formulating cutting-edge natural skincare, has also been using this effective ingredient to optimize skin health for radiant, younger-looking skin.

Astaxanthin is harvested from micro-algae and is reported as the most powerful antioxidant yet discovered, 500 times more powerful than vitamin E. When taken internally, research shows Astaxanthin benefits the immune system, reduces oxidative stress and inflammation and decreases damage to DNA. It has also been found to offer an internal sunscreen and provide UV protection. Applied externally, this powerful antioxidant is reported to help protect the skin from the damaging effects of sunlight and premature signs of aging, and reduce the look of wrinkles.

derma e®’s ultimate Age-Defying formulas feature Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol®, two of the world’s most powerful antioxidants for topical application. Additionally, with nourishing vitamins and botanicals, these premium formulas help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and skin irregularities, and protect skin from future damage for healthier, younger-looking skin.

“As one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants for topical application, Astaxanthin has long been a featured ingredient in some of my favorite products such as derma e®’s signature Age-Defying formulas. I am pleased that the media continues to recognize these natural ingredients that optimize skin health for radiant, youthful skin,” say Dr. Linda Miles L. Ac., D.O.M. Vice President of Natural Bodycare.