INGREDIENT FOCUS: WHAT IS CAVIAR?
Pevonia’s guide to all things caviar sheds the light on this magic ingredient…
What is caviar?
Caviar is traditionally referred to the roe, or eggs from wild sturgeon found in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea. However, it is frequently used to describe the roe from a wider variety of fish, including lumpfish, salmon and trout. The most expensive caviar comes from beluga sturgeon that swim in the Caspian Sea. The eggs are pea sized and range from a silver-grey colour to black. Farmed sturgeon is more commonly used today with caviar produced in a large number of countries.
How does it help the skin?
Well the answer to that is in many ways. Caviar has antioxidant properties which protect the skin from free-radicals, helps to strengthen skin, improve cell function, increase collagen production and help to reduce sun damage. Read more about antioxidants and free-radicals here.
Caviar is full to the brim with amino acids and proteins. These are responsible for the skin’s cellular integrity, meaning it improves its strength, elasticity and slows down the process of skin tissue erosion. Our skin is made up of many proteins and if we use skincare products containing compatible proteins, such as caviar, it can be successfully absorbed by the skin.
Many vitamins and trace elements are also found in caviar and two which are highly beneficial to the skin are vitamin A, which renews skin cells and vitamin D which improves the skin cell function, speeding up the healing process.
Caviar has a very high water content, up to 70% and it’s this moisture which is soaked up by the skin, helping to feed and hydrate dry and mature skin types. Omega 3 fatty acids are also found in high quantities in caviar and are important in strengthening skin cell membranes, which helps the skins capacity to hold water.
Collagen is our friend when it comes to youthful skin and caviar boosts the production of collagen as it helps to speed up this process. The faster collagen is produced, the longer skin stays looking plump and firm.
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