AcquaSeal® Algae

AcquaSeal® Algae is an oil soluble active designed to promote youthful skin, through several different mechanisms such as reducing ‘inflammaging’ and increasing cellular proliferation. Derived from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, we use a proprietary technology to isolate and extract lipid fractions from this sustainable green algae source. Green algae inhabits a broad range of extreme habitats including fresh water, seawater, damp soil, and even snow. As a result of thriving in such diverse and extreme environments, green algae produce an array of unique bioactive complex lipids and fatty acids. The application of such lipids found in AcquaSeal® Algae can help to provide cellular renewal, cellular hydration, cellular proliferation, and anti-inflammation benefits to defend skin against the signs of aging.

Efficacy Assays

  • Cellular Proliferation Assay

    AcquaSeal® Algae was shown to have a positive effect on fibroblast g... Read More

  • Cellular Proliferation Assay

    AcquaSeal® Algae was shown to have a positive effect on fibroblast growth rate when compared to the positive control.

  • Cellular Renewal Assay

    AcquaSeal® Algae significantly reduced the number of days of skin ce... Read More

  • Cellular Renewal Assay

    AcquaSeal® Algae significantly reduced the number of days of skin cell turnover in both young and old test subjects.

  • Cellular Hydration Assay

    An in-vitro study was conducted to determine if AcquaSeal® Algae cou... Read More

  • Cellular Hydration Assay

    An in-vitro study was conducted to determine if AcquaSeal® Algae could modify the ability of stratum corneum cells, harvested from test subjects via scalpel biopsy, to hold water. Results indicate that AcquaSeal® Algae is capable of significantly increasing water uptake compared to the control.

  • Immediate and Long Term Effects Assay

    Based on the results in these studies, AcquaSeal® Algae is capable o... Read More

  • Immediate and Long Term Effects Assay

    Based on the results in these studies, AcquaSeal® Algae is capable of exhibiting both short term and long term skin benefits. Short term use of 2.0% AcquaSeal® Algae in a base lotion showed a 41.4% increase in hydration, 44.2% decrease in friction, 40.7% increase in skin slip, and 35.0% increase in skin feel. Long term use of 2.0% AcquaSeal® Algae in a base lotion over four weeks showed a 26.0% increase in hydration, 44.7% increase in clarity, and 31.2% increase in firmness. These results support using AcquaSeal® Algae in formulations for both short term and long term cosmetic benefits.

  • Reduction of Skin Irritation

    AcquaSeal® Algae in base lotion reduced significantly skin redness w... Read More

  • Reduction of Skin Irritation

    AcquaSeal® Algae in base lotion reduced significantly skin redness when compared to the base lotion alone.

  • Skin Genomics Assay

    Both RxR and PPAR gamma are nuclear regulatory factors and work together in modu... Read More

  • Skin Genomics Assay

    Both RxR and PPAR gamma are nuclear regulatory factors and work together in modulating a number of key genes involved in proliferation and inflammation. AcquaSeal® Algae increased expression of both PPAR gamma and RxR. Three genes important in the skin inflammatory process were down-regulated; these include NF-κB, TNFα and COX 2 (cyclooxygenase). CD 44 involved in cell adhesion and usually down regulated during differentiation was up-regulated suggestion a shift from differentiation to proliferation.

Product Information

Product Code
20852
INCI Name
Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii Extract
INCI Status
Conforms
Source
Botanical
Potential Applications
Hydrating, Cellular Renewal, Cellular Proliferation, Anti-Inflammation
Suggested Use Levels
1.0-10.0%
Solubility
Oil Soluble
Solvent
N/A
Benefits
Defends Against Aging Skin, Sustainable, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammation
Preservation System
Preservative Free

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