Tapping into nature for the benefits it can offer in skin care has been an approach used for centuries. There could be elements of nature, such as plants and seaweed, that have been around for millions to billions of years and have never been researched for their use in applications such as personal care. Once their skin care advantages are discovered, if they demonstrate strong efficacy, it could catapult them to becoming the next megatrend. This is what has been seen with algae. Its use in skin care dates back centuries. It has been applied for fat reduction, skin improvement and in procedures for anti-ageing that resemble modern thalassotherapy. Only recently has it become a trend as formulators and consumers learn more about this miracle ingredient.
Microalgae are photosynthetic organisms and are natural superfoods that turn the sun’s energy into proteins, antioxidants and microelements. There are between 200,000 and 800,000 species that exist and in many differe