This high-tech concentrate of Oligofurcellaran, extracted from the red alga, Furcellaria lumbricalis, widespread in Scandinavian waters is hydrolyzed by a green method (supercritical CO2 extraction) and then made into a complex with marine minerals.
PHYTOMER scientists discovered that HYDRAFUSION was faster and more effective than hyaluronic acid to plump-up the skin with moisture*. Instrumental studies show that from day one, the results exceed the score obtained with twice daily application of hyaluronic acid for two weeks*. The level of hydration improves over time.
*In-vivo test on the ingredient.
Porphyra Conchocelis is an alga found on Mediterranean rocks and on the northeast and northwest coasts of the Atlantic (Brittany coastline). It belongs to a family of red algae and gets its name from its purple color. It can measure several dozen centimeters in length.
Scientists at PHYTOMER have discovered that it secretes acids which can dissolve the mother-of-pearl in shells. The Porphyra Conchocelis cultivation program was set up so that these marine acids could be harvested without impacting on the development of this alga in its natural environment. Following the principle of marine biomimicry, scientists at PHYTOMER use the acid secretions of Porphyra Conchocelis as exfoliants: Marine AHAs. These totally natural ingredients promise high tolerance for the skin, while ensuring maximum effectiveness.
Corallina officinalis is a red alga or coral alga, hence its name “corallina”. It contains marine calcium. It is 4 to 5 cm in height and has a pale pink color. It is found along the Atlantic coastline and on certain coasts of Japan, China and Australia.
Scientists at PHYTOMER have discovered that Marine Calcium is assimilated by the skin 100 times more effectively than mineral calcium. It therefore has a more significant impact on the improvement of cellular respiration. Its main use at PHYTOMER is to increase the skin's resilience and restore its radiance.
Monostroma obscurum is a green alga composed of a single layer of cells, called a monostromatic structure, giving the alga its name. This single layer of cells makes it very frail and it can easily disintegrate.
Scientists at PHYTOMER have discovered that because of this natural fragility, Monostroma obscurum produces flavonoids (a type of antioxidant) to protect itself and resist environmental stress.
Following the principle of marine biomimicry, at PHYTOMER, these flavonoids are used for their protective action against free radicals. They act by protecting the collagen surrounding the wall of blood vessels.
Extract of Corallina Officinalis red alga, rich in calcium and magnesium.
Scientists at PHYTOMER use it in products aimed at masculine skin because of its strong detoxifying and oxygenating properties which help combat a dull complexion.
Chlorella is a unicellular green micro-alga. Its name comes from its color: “the little green one”. It notably develops in the Baltic Sea.
Scientists at PHYTOMER have discovered that peptides (small proteins) from Chlorella help reinforce collagen synthesis in the skin. They use these peptides, called Marine Procollagen, in fat cells or to strengthen the skin's structural tissue and combat skin slackening.
Marine Spring Water is harvested from inland seawater springs which have been discovered near the Atlantic coasts on the island of Noirmoutier. This saline water, at 13°C, is very rich in trace elements and minerals.
Scientists at PHYTOMER have discovered that Marine Spring Water has an exceptional mineral quality and purity. It is particularly rich in calcium, magnesium and manganese. Its pH, similar to that of the skin, ensures excellent skin tolerance. At PHYTOMER, Marine Spring Water is used for its soothing properties in the treatment of redness and irritations.
Mekabu Oil is an oil extract from Weaving Algae, a laminar algae with exceptional moisturizing properties. Obtained by an eco-friendly supercritical CO2 extraction method, this oil acts on the stratum corneum and the Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ) to fight against dehydration. It limits water loss in the stratum corneum and increases cell cohesion for more watertight skin. It also ensures a better connection between the dermis and epidermis through specific anchoring proteins.
Asparagopsis armata is a red alga found in the Atlantic Ocean. It is composed of tufts of pink filaments and thorns, thus its name “armata” (as in “armed”). It lives 50 cm under the surface of the water and is particularly exposed to surface bacteria and heat.
Scientists at PHYTOMER have discovered that Asparagopsis armata has developed a high-performance self-defense system to respond to these environmental stress factors. It has amazing antibacterial properties. Following the principle of marine biomimicry, at PHYTOMER, extract of Asparagopsis armata (called Normaline), is used to purify the skin and combat imperfections.
OLIGOMER® is a sodium reduced seawater concentrate; a worldwide exclusive product which is protected by a manufacturing secret PHYTOMER has held for 40 years.
Scientists at PHYTOMER have discovered that, it contains all of the active components of seawater, notably 104 trace elements necessary for the balance and vitality of the skin. It is used in most of PHYTOMER's face and body products to deliver remineralizing properties to strengthen the skin and recharge it with energy.