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Red algae Chondrus crispus
Place of origin: North AtlanticChondrus crispus belongs to the family of red algae and grows on the North Atlantic coast. Widely used in the food and cosmetic industries for its stabilizing properties, it also has medicinal benefits due to a high content of vitamins, minerals and amino acids with anti-rheumatic, remineralizing and toning actions. Clarins Laboratories became interested in chondrus crispus because of the presence of two substances, floridoside and taurine, which it synthesizes to survive in extreme conditions (intense cold, reduced light). Energy-giving and protective components also plump the skin by rehydrating skin cells.