Pair Algae with These Ingredients

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Thanks to their wide-ranging benefits and complementary nature, algae work with almost any component imaginable. Here, pros list their top picks for partnership: 

Essential oils
—Vivian B. Valenty, Ph.D., president, VB Cosmetics

Spearmint and rosemary
—Mark Walton, managing director, Voya

Amino acids and polyphenols like green tea
—Michael Poling, president and CEO, Lightwave Technologies

Other potent actives, such as peptides or plant stem cells
—Ashley Stowers, national educator, CelleClé Skincare

Sodium hyaluronate to deeply hydrate and reduce transepidermal water loss
—Janel Luu, CEO, Le Mieux Cosmetics and PurErb

Moisturizing, firming, or slimming active ingredients as well as antioxidants
—Philippe Allouche, M.D., head of creation and co-owner, Biologique Recherche USA

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