INCI: Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract
Extract: Although its name suggests it is a type of moss, it is actually in lichen’s category. Lichens are a symbiosis between algae and fungus.
Benefits: Lichens are organisms adapted to extreme conditions thanks to the collaborative strategy of fungus and algae. Iceland moss has been commonly used as demulcent, as it provides a moisturizing effect and a protective mucous film. It is part of Hydractin active. Hydractin is composed by a lichen, polypodium and Iceland moss compound and it brings Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) that act as global anti-ageing treatment under the concept “anti-aging moisturiser”. In a four week clinical test with people between 25-60 years old, the active reduces skin’s roughness and increases its elasticity and firmness.