Algae, highly valued for their various benefits, are used in many cosmetic products. Brown, red, and green algae family are the most frequently found in this products.
Harsh living conditions push these marine microorganisms to build up reserves making them a natural source of active ingredients and essential nutrients.
They are therefore an excellent regenerating ingredient for tired, demineralized skin, in addition to draining, detoxifying and slimming actions.
Thanks to their “skin-like” structure, algaeallow our skin to better absorb its contents, for optimal cellular nutrition.
They are usually micronized, that is, reduced to powder, in order to allow better release of their active ingredients during dermal application.
Brown algae contain alginates, which are biopolymers forming viscous colloidal solutions in water. Used in cosmetics, this jellifying property allows to create “peel-off” masks that perfectly match the contours of the face and neck and that can be remove as a second skin.
Algae found in the Gernetic international products:
– Ascophyllum Nodosum
– Fucus Vesiculosus
– Lithothamnium Calcareum
– Palmaria Palmata
Crithmum maritimum, growing on rocks and coastal cliffs, is used as well.