Are you familiar with Blue Gold? Spirulina, a small blue algae particularly rich in proteins, vitamins and amino acids, is a revolution in the field of cosmetics. While it has always been eaten on our plates, it now invites itself into our bathroom and promises to do many wonders... Dull complexion, dark circles, premature fine lines... spirulina offers the skin a real bath of youth. Whether you choose to eat it in the kitchen or as a super-cosmetic, we'll tell you all about this precious algae with a thousand benefits.
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WHAT IS SPIRULINA?
Spirulina is a micro-algae that appeared on Earth 3.5 billion years ago. This cyanobacterium with the capacity of photosynthesis, recognizable by its spiral shape, is notably at the origin of all terrestrial plants. It is indeed capable of transforming the atmosphere into a viable environment for all organisms that need oxygen to live.
Consumed throughout the world for thousands of years for its therapeutic properties, it was in the early 1960s, in Chad, that a team of scientists revealed all its properties. Intrigued by the excellent health of the Kanembous, living near Lake Chad, the researchers conducted a study to understand this phenomenon. Indeed, the members of this tribe showed no signs of deficiency or malnutrition, while all the countries of the Sahel were starving. It appeared that for centuries, women had been harvesting the famous spirulina, forming a thick carpet on the shores of the lake. Dried in the sun, then eaten in the form of galettes (the dihees) in times of famine, it has since also been eaten daily in a local sauce.
The tests conducted then speak for themselves: trace elements, amino acids, minerals, vitamins (A, B, D, E, K), antioxidants, proteins, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids ... spirulina is a kind of super food! But it is also very effective for the skin ... and is thus used in the composition of many cosmetics.
SPIRULINA ON MY PLATE
Cultivated throughout the world, spirulina can be found on the market in the form of dehydrated powder, flakes, capsules, tablets ... As far as you know: there is no point in over-consuming spirulina, for the good and simple reason that our body can not store more vitamins and trace elements than those provided by a daily dose of 5 grams. In order for spirulina to keep all its nutritional virtues, it must be used pure (in the form of food supplements), diluted in a glass of water, a fruit juice, or sprinkled on cold food.
Thanks to its content of gamma-linoleic acids, zinc, selenium, carotene, phycocyanin and tocopherols, spirulina is a great ally for your skin. It will indeed bring suppleness, softness and elasticity to the epidermis, while helping it to fight against premature skin ageing. So, do not hesitate to consume it every day in reasonable quantities!
Finally, always choose organic: you are thus assured of consuming a natural and healthy product, free of pesticides and GMOs.
SPIRULINA ON MY SKIN
You will have understood it, spirulina is a health and beauty asset, the quality of our skin being the reflection of a healthy life and a balanced diet. But did you know that spirulina can also be applied directly to the skin? Thanks to its cleansing and antioxidant properties, it alone combines all the nutrients and trace elements that the skin needs to be firm, smooth and plump! Purifying and detoxifying, it is also very effective in fighting acne problems and significantly reduces blemishes. Like a blotter, it absorbs impurities, tightens dilated pores, moisturizes and nourishes the skin, revealing a radiant, even complexion. Discover spirulina in our green clay mask, ideal for purifying your skin!