French natural active ingredients producer Microphyt has unveiled PhycoAge, an microalgae-based anti-ageing concentrate.
The oil-based product contains powerful marine compounds called xanthophylls, namely fucoxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid).
Microphyt has drawn on its expertise in microalgae and in particular its over ten years of knowledge of Phaeodactylum tricornutum, a species with little-known anti-aging properties linked to its eternal youth heritage.
PhycoAge is targeted at people aged over 50. Targeting the deeper skin layers, PhycoAge regulates the cell communication between the hypodermis and dermis by the NF-κB pathway.
This cosmetic bioactive acts in three ways. Firstly, it fights inflammaging by countering chronic inflammation and oxidation.
Secondly, by reshaping skin by activating the synthesis of the extra-cellular matrix, increasing firmness and elasticity and resculpting facial contours.
Thirdly, rejuvenation by stimulating the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid synthesis and lifting wrinkles.