The next super material for personal care

Algica's multifunctional properties provide value to a wide variety of products and can replace several other ingredients with just one, entirely natural, ingredient.

One ingredient, multiple benefits

Algica is an efficient moisturizer, cleanser, anti-pollution agent and sensory modifier. It is also an excellent booster of other active substances.

Additionally, a recent in vitro study shows that Algica can work as an effective SPF booster. This study is to be followed by a supplementary in vivo study, where the first results are expected in 2021.

We are proud that Algica was one of the finalists in the category Sustainable Ingredient in the 2020 Sustainable Beauty Awards.

ECOCERT COSMOS APPROVED

Technical details

  • INCI: Silica(Algae), Algica is a non-nano amorphous silica.
  • COLOUR: White
  • NON-NANO
  • APPEARANCE ON SKIN: Transparent
  • ECOCERT and COSMOS approved
  • CHINA COMPLIANT
  • Available as a DRY POWDER
  • Can be used in water-based and oil-based solutions as well as in powder formulations such as e.g. clay masks.
Unique moisturizing and sensory modifying capabilities

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.

Facts & Details

  • A large amount of OH groups on the Algica surface is providing moisturizing properties.
  • Even as low concentrations as 0.1% give a high moisture effect.
  • Works as an efficient moisturizer in comparison with hyaluronic acid.
  • Gives a smooth luxurious feeling to the skin.
Efficient cleanser and booster of other actives

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.

Facts & Details

  • 3 times faster absorption of oil and sweat than synthetic silica ingredients and diatomaceous earth.
  • Absorbs 10-20 times more impurities and oil than other synthetic silica ingredients and diatomaceous earth.
  • Algica's pore structure can act as a booster of other active ingredients such as vitamins.
Protective anti-pollution agent

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.

Facts & Details

  • Blocks at least 24% of air pollution from entering the skin.
  • Blocks 2.5 times more of the most common air pollutant than hyaluronic acid.
  • Algica blocks 16 times more Nickel from entering the skin than hyaluronic acid.
Promising as an SPF booster

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.

Facts & Details

  • Shows promise as an SPF booster.
  • First in vitro studies showed an increase in SPF with an average of 23%.