Astaxanthin is a carotenoid made by algae to withstand harmful external influences, such as sunlight and pollution. Beauty Astaxanthin contains the patented AstaReal®. This astaxanthin is obtained by cultivating the naturally occurring microalgae, haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin helps hydrate the skin and reduces the visible signs of aging (fewer wrinkles). Astaxanthin provides a youthful glow. Addition of vitamin C and vitamin E helps protect cells against oxidative damage caused by UV radiation.