Upcycled microalgae: no surgery collagen boost for instant skin transformation in 10 minutes

Published: 18-Sep-2023

ALGAKTIV, a pioneering force in sustainable microalgae biotechnology, proudly introduces its latest breakthrough in skin care innovation - ALGAKTIV Collage

Crafted from Vegan Collagen

Peptides and Spermidine derived from microalgae, this revolutionary 2-in-1 firming complex not only nourishes and restructures the skin matrix from within but also sets a new standard in sustainable sourcing and environmental responsibility.

Hematococcus pluvialis: The Resilient Extremophile

ALGAKTIV Collage is made possible by the resilient extremophile Hematococcus pluvialis, which thrives in the harshest environments of Iceland. This microalgae has the remarkable ability to change its own biochemistry when subjected to stress, producing Astaxanthin, a red nutraceutical antioxidant.

Sustainable Cultivation and Extraction

In Iceland, the purest and most sustainable Astaxanthin is obtained through the cultivation of Hematococcus pluvialis in enclosed photobioreactors powered by 100% renewable geothermal energy. The oil-soluble nutraceutical Astaxanthin is extracted from the stressed microalgae, leaving a water-soluble fraction behind, which was previously considered waste.

Upcycling for a Sustainable Future

At ALGAKTIV, environmental stewardship is at the core of our mission. That's why, in Barcelona, we have developed an innovative process to upcycle the Astaxanthin-depleted Hematococcus pluvialis waste, giving it new life as ALGAKTIV Collage, the ultimate skin architect.

The Power of ALGAKTIV Collage

ALGAKTIV Collage harnesses the power of vegan, upcycled peptides, standardized in Glycine, Proline, and Hydroxyproline. These peptides serve as the building blocks for native Collagen production, promoting skin firmness and elasticity. Additionally, ALGAKTIV Collage features Spermidine, a natural booster of Collagen synthesis in the skin, further enhancing its rejuvenating effects.

"At ALGAKTIV, we are driven by a passion for developing high-performance skincare solutions that deliver remarkable results while prioritizing sustainability," states Jordi Ayats, Product Development Director. "ALGAKTIV Collage represents the culmination of our deep understanding of skin biology and the evolving needs of consumers worldwide."

Harnessing the power of nature, ALGAKTIV Collage provides the skin with essential building blocks. Alexandre Lapeyre, Marketing Director, highlights the significance of this innovative active ingredient, stating, "Consumers are increasingly seeking natural and sustainable alternatives that deliver exceptional results. ALGAKTIV Collage, with its unique composition rich in Vegan Collagen Peptides and polyamine, addresses this demand by leveraging the power of microalgae collagen amino acids to restore the skin's architecture and enhance its overall health."

ALGAKTIV Collage's efficacy has been extensively evaluated through rigorous in vitro and clinical studies, yielding impressive results:

In vitro tests demonstrate that ALGAKTIV Collage boosts native collagen production in the dermis, resulting in a remarkable increase of up to 27.96% with Collage 0.5% and 40.37% with Collage 1%.

ALGAKTIV Collage delivers hydration benefits comparable to hyaluronic acid, with a significant boost of 34% at 0.5%. The combination of 0.5% Hyaluronic acid + 0.5% ALGAKTIV Collage increases hydration by almost 60%, showcasing its potential to capture water and shape the matrix.

The clinical evaluations of ALGAKTIV Collage showcase its transformative effects on the skin:

A long-term study conducted with 1% ALGAKTIV Collage revealed exceptional performance in restructuring the skin from within and shaping the 3D matrix. After 7 days, firmness and plumping improved by 2.2 and 3.4 times, respectively, while moisturization showed a remarkable threefold improvement after 28 days. The reduction in wrinkles was visually significant.

A study conducted at 2% demonstrated ALGAKTIV Collage's ability to provide full-day hydration. Within just 1 hour of application, hydration levels increased by nearly 30% compared to a placebo's 7%. This superior performance was maintained for 24 hours, proving its efficacy in restructuring the skin and delivering essential building blocks.

The third clinical evaluation, conducted at 3% ALGAKTIV Collage, showcased unprecedented results. It demonstrated a remarkable hydration increase of 35% after only 10 minutes, a significant improvement compared to the placebo. Inner skin images depicted intense and long-lasting hydration lasting up to 24 hours. The amino acid's rapid binding capacity with key skin elements, such as Hyaluronic acid does, and its ability to reshape the inner structure, were instrumental in reducing wrinkles by an impressive 14% after just 10 minutes.

Certified by COSMOS, ALGAKTIV Collage is vegan, sustainably sourced from upcycled microalgae grown in Iceland, GMO-free, and China listed. It boasts high stability and ease of formulation, with all toxicological assessments successfully completed.

"Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our product," adds Alexandre Lapeyre. "We have developed a unique process that upcycles the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, responsibly sourced and grown in Iceland, reducing our environmental footprint and contributing to the preservation of marine resources." ALGAKTIV Collage represents a paradigm shift in sustainable biotechnology, driving Zero Waste Beauty and catering to the demands of conscious consumers. By upcycling the Hematococcus pluvialis waste, ALGAKTIV is committed to reducing environmental impact and promoting a circular economy.

As global consumers increasingly seek effective and sustainable skincare solutions, ALGAKTIV Collage emerges as a game-changer. Inspired by an in-depth understanding of skin biology and the demand for natural, eco-friendly alternatives, this innovative active ingredient sets a new benchmark in the industry.

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