Algalithe – The robust algae

Lithothamnion calcareum

Skin brightening

Algalithe is obtained from fossilized red macro-algae Phymatolithon calcareum, better known as Lithothamnion calcareum.
This micronized powder owns unique structure and composition offering multiple use in your formulations.

COSMOS approved ingredient

  • Active (In vitro proven efficacy)
  • Matifying agent
  • Smooth abrasive powder
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Description

Algalithe mainly growth in Atlantic and in North sea, all along Brittany coasts.
When fossilized, this red algae turns to beige/brown colour and it is then harvest on the ocean floor, in specific areas.
Algale is sorted, dried and micronized in order to obtain an ultrafine (32μm) and pure powder.

Composition

Algalithe highly concentrate minerals, especially calcium and magnesium, under carbonate form. Algalithe contains more than 80 % of calcium carbonate, representing 33 % of pure calcium.

Properties

Algalithe is a multifunctional ingredient, that can be used in various way in your formulations:
• Natural alternative to terrestrial calcium carbonate or talc : smooth powdery feeling with water and oil absorption property
• Alternative to clays : mattifying and cation absorption capacity
• Absorbent, texturizing agent : thanks to microporous structure
• pH adjusting agent : thanks to soluble bicarbonate ions
• Smooth abrasive powder for scrub or tooth paste complementary to calcium carbonate in toothpaste
• Active with in vitro proven efficacy : positive action on global epidermic barrier strenghtness, to reinforce weakeness skins.
if à l’efficacité démontrée in vitro : action positive sur le renforcement global de la barrière cutanée, pour renforcer les épidermes fragilisés.

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