A multifunctional skincare ingredient.

Naturally high-tech.

Moisturizer and sensory modifier

Cleanser and vitamin booster

Protective anti-pollution agent

Promising as an SPF booster

Evolution of skin care

Millions of years of evolution has given the porous silica shell of diatoms a remarkable set of properties.

At Swedish Algae Factory we have discovered a way to cultivate and extract this fascinating product of nature, whilst preserving its unique properties - for use in various types of skincare products.

Let us introduce Algica. Naturally high-tech.

Unique moisturizing and sensory modifying capabilities

Why use Algica?

Unique moisturizing and sensory modifying capabilities

Algica has proven capabilities to regulate moisture levels in the skin. A controlled in vivo, randomized, double-blind study conducted by an external actor showed that Algica’s moisturizing properties fully match those of hyaluronic acid.

The same study showed that the feeling of Algica on the skin is smoother. Algica is perceived as easier to apply and is absorbed faster than hyaluronic acid. Algica's sensory modifying properties make the feeling of the product smooth and exclusive.

Why use Algica?

Efficient cleanser and booster of other actives

Algica has a unique porous structure that we humans have not been able to synthesize. It constitutes of several layers which create funnel-like pores.

Algica's unique porous structure absorbs between 10-20 times more sweat, oil, bacteria and impurities, and provides three times faster absorption of oil and sweat, compared to other synthetic silica ingredients and diatomaceous earth.

The unique pore structure of Algica can also work as a carrier of other active ingredients such as vitamins and nutrients.

Efficient cleanser and booster of other actives
Protective anti-pollution agent

Why use Algica?

Protective anti-pollution agent

Validated external studies show that Algica work as an efficient anti-pollution agent in skincare products. Various types of studies have been conducted, all showing that products containing Algica prevents air pollution from entering the skin.

The first study showed that at least 24% of air pollution is blocked. In a second study, we compared Algica with hyaluronic acid. The results showed that Algica blocks 2.5 times more of the most common air pollutant from entering the skin, and 5 times more compared to untreated skin.

Nickel-chelation tests show that Algica blocks up to 16 times more Nickel compared to hyaluronic acid.

Why use Algica?

Promising as an SPF booster

Algica might work as an efficient SPF booster. First in vitro studies showed an increase in SPF with an average of 23%.

Further in vivo studies are currently being conducted to officially claim these properties in personal care products.

Promising as an SPF booster