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buyer’s guide: Marine Skincare Incorporate marine ingredients into your service and retail offerings with these ISPA resource partner products. Phytomer Douceur Marine Cream phytomer.fr voya Hydra Veil – Hydrating Mask voya.ie oSea Hyaluronic Sea Serum oseamalibu.com babor SeaCreation THE CREAM us.babor.com ilike organic skin care Hyaluronic Time Erase Complex Gel Mask ilikeorganics.com maximize results. For example, using polysaccharides that have complementary activities: one could help with anti-inflam- matory functions, another could be added for antioxidant function, and a third could provide antibacterial effects. 3. Prevent breakdown of collagen: matrix metalloprotienase Several marine- based compounds block the actions of enzymes that would normally break down collagen. These enzymes are known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). Marine compounds derived from sponges and sea horses inhibit the action of the MMP enzyme. The idea is that these marine compounds can fight aging by preventing the breakdown of collagen. 4. getting marine compounds into the Skin Many of the marine-based compounds are water- soluble and cannot easily penetrate through the skin’s oil-based barrier. These compounds will need additional support to get beyond the skin’s surface, whether it is a topical with added ingredients that can carry the compounds through the lipid barrier or procedures such as microder- mabrasion or microneedl