Born from a close collaboration between two French companies, the active ingredient Algaenia®, made from the green gold produced by the culture of Chlamydomonas acidophila (Glycerin, Propanediol, Water, Chlamydomonas Acidophila Extract) was developed through a biotechnological process (enzymatic hydrolysis). Algaenia®, a 100% made-in-France active ingredient, is thus bio-inspired from the ecosystem of this microalgae: as it prospered in very inhospitable waters, the resulting peptides allow the skin to withstand the harsh conditions of its environment
Chlamydomonas acidophila (Fig 1) is a green microalga measuring 7 to 12μm in diameter, constituted of two mobile flagella that allow it to move in its environment in order to use light through its photosynthetic metabolism (biomass synthesis from H2O and CO2).
This particular species, having inherited the name “acidophila”, has been able to adapt to
living in extreme environments; ac