This new high performing active offers a sustainable technology and new anti-ageing approach
Snow Algae Powder is a high performing active that not only offers a novel and sustainable technology but also a totally new anti-ageing approach, by mimicking the effects of the caloric restriction process, thus increasing the longevity of skin cells.
The product is based on the extract of unique extremophile algae that are able to survive on glaciers and permanent snow. In extreme environmental conditions the algae turns from a green to red form and produces valuable stress response molecules. At Mibelle Biochemistry, an in-house tube photobioreactor was developed to produce bio mass of the algae raw material in a sustainable way.
Snow Algae Powder stimulates the longevity gene klotho and activates AMPK, a master switch in the cellular defense system. The klotho protein interferes with the insulin growth factor receptor signalling, inducing a calorie restriction-mimetic effect. Calorie restriction is the only mechanism proven to prolong the lifespan of organisms. At skin's cellular level, Snow Algae Powder improves cellular defences, oxidative stress resistance, cell detoxification and repair by activating these two key longevity factors.
In a clinical study using multiphoton tomography, Snow Algae Powder showed a clear improvement of the papillary structure at the dermal epidermal junction – for a firmer and rejuvenated skin surface. The anti-ageing activity of Snow Algae Powder was also confirmed by proteomics technology, while further in-vivo studies confirmed an improvement of the skin's barrier function and a reduction of the visibility of age spots.