The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Ceylon moss, Agar seaweed|
|Seientific name||Gelidium amansii|
|INCI name||Gelidium Cartillagineum Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||우뭇가사리추출물|
|Used part||Whole plant /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||wound healing / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds|
Gelidioid algae, including Gelidium amansii and some of its other species, are found in the wide rangedtidal and subtidal zone around Jeju Island, every year. In Jeju, G. amansii is called Umi, in its locallanguage and the scientific name Gelidium means “coagulation” in Latin. As shown in its scientificname, it is composed of viscose polysaccharides that cause it to coagulate naturally in aqueousconditions and low temperatures. G. amansii is abundantly collected in Kujwa, Jeju. People commonlyenjoy G. amansii as a dietary food because it contains abundant fibers and low calories, and also, it isknown to lower cholesterol levels. It is used for other industrial applications such as alternativebioenergy resource. The local Jeju government established The Jeju Agar Agency in 2011 to provideand promote G. amansii as good quality.
A study about immune-stimulation in a shrimp model was conducted by hot-water extract of G.amansii. When shrimps were injected by G. amansii extract, the shrimps showed stronger immunesystems and resistance to V. alginolyticus infection. Agar is a main membrane compound of G.amansiiand wound healing effects was also shown by a mixture of agar and type I collagen.