Algae are aquatic plants that are found in oceans, seas and also smaller bodies of water. They store almost all elements, which is why they are used in the production of cosmetics. Due to their properties, algae are an ideal ingredient in skina care products. The properties of algae differ depending on their type, however, several components are common to different species of this plant, although their content varies in different varieties. Algae contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates, iodine, potassium, magnesium, chlorine and iron compounds. In addition, trace amounts of copper, zinc, cobalt, vanadium, strontium and vitamins A, E, C and B1, B2, B5, B6, B12 and PP (B3, niacin).
▼ Below you will find cosmetics with the following types of algae:
→ Bioferment of Bull Kelp algae - it has been created as a result of fermentation with the help of Lactobacillus. Bull Kelp thrives annually along the Pacific Coast in North America from Southern California to the Aleuta Islands in Alaska. The fermentation process transforms ingredients from an inactive form into a bioactive form, which is more easily absorbed by our skin, and thus more efficiently processes the most valuable ingredients available in algae, creating a noble and unique elixir containing numerous antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. After application, it creates a moisturizing compress, which brings relief and soothes even the most irritated, chapped skin.
→ Red macroalgae Kappaphycus alvarezii (Sea Moist Complex®) - it is a synergistic combination of macroalgae, seawater and glycerin, showing extremely strong moisturizing effects. It regulates the state of hydration and skin homeostasis.
→ Emerald Algae - is an intensely moisturizing anti-aging complex. Thanks to BHA (glucuronic acid), it gently exfoliates the skin, stimulates faster skin regeneration. Algae extract from Ulva Lactuca has the ability to bind and retain water in the epidermis. The skin becomes elastic and firm, and wrinkles become less visible.
→ Marine algae (Polyplant Marine) - a botanical complex of marine algae – Spirulina, Laminaria, Ascophyllum algae, bladder wrack and Nori. Provides the skin with active substances in the form of amino acids, sugars and mineral salts to help maintain a good level of hydration. These all work together to form a protective layer on the skin and provide the substances needed to restore its water balance. Mineral salts, especially iodine, stimulate metabolism and increase osmotic swelling, helping to eliminate excess fluid.
→ Nannochloropsis oculata microalgae extract (Pepha - Tight®) - contains the appropriate fractions of polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins (especially C and B12), antioxidants, omega-3 and 6 acids. It has a fast action, strongly tightening and smoothing fine wrinkles and protects fibroblasts against oxidative stress and stimulates collagen synthesis.