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Maximising efficacy of algae extracts in skin care

Bicosome and Ultra Chemical showcase a double encapsulation system that both stabilises the active in an algae-based formulation and delivers it to the epidermis

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

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in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

Leonardo Royal Hotel, London
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SCC 75th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase

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