Antarcticine… One of the Coolest Ingredients!

1.17.12 | 5:06 pm

ANTARCTICINE®  A Glycoprotein from the Antarctic Sea

During the Antarctic summer of 1988, a Spanish scientific expedition collected mud samples from Admiralty Bay, Antarctica. A new bacterial strain was isolated from these samples and characterized. During growth, the bacteria produced an extracellular material believed to help the bacteria retain water, adhere to surfaces and withstand the extreme cold. Its protective function in nature is applied in cosmetics to regenerate and protect the skin.

Cosmetic Benefits of ANTARCTICINE® 

  • Helps the skin retain water, preventing cutaneous dryness 
  • Presents a cryoprotective effect due to its ability to modify the morphology of ice crystals 
  • Stimulates fibroblast adhesion and keratinocyte growth, regenerating tissues and enabling a faster healing of wounds 
  • Increases collagen type I and IV, as well as elastin, resulting in a restructured skin and a reduction in wrinkles 
  • After 30 days, reduces the depth of wrinkles, especially in the forehead and around the eyes, between 50-60%. 

We have a great product that features Antarcticine® called Ocean’s 11 serum. As the name suggests, Ocean’s 11 Serum is blended with 11 marine actives. These actives were synergistically combined to protect against UVA/UVB damage as well as combat free radicals, soothe inflammation, protect against MMPi (Matrix Metalloproteinase inhibition), combat wrinkles, and visibly brighten the skin. The intricate nature of Ocean’s 11 Serum ingredients enhance ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and cell turnover, plus promote moisture and elasticity which not only improves the health of skin, but our product testers commented that their skin became more youthful looking after just one application. 

Directions: Apply Ocean’s 11 Serum on face and neck in order to receive the abundant, rich marine extract attributes. Due to the light texture of Ocean’s 11 Serum, makeup can be easily applied once the serum has been absorbed into skin. (Use with MARvelous Oceanic Mask (VLT0.4507) and Seven Seas Marine Gel (VLT0.4028) for an infusion of natural marine benefits.)

Our Ocean’s 11 Serum (VLT0.4517) is available in 16 oz and gallon sizes. Please call our Sales and Account Executives for more information on this exciting product featuring this great ingredient. Please call us at 480-897-0551 or email us at



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