Blurring the lines in skin care

One of the largest untapped resources for finding functional actives and natural materials for skin care products, despite covering almost 70% of the earth, is our oceans and seas. Only a very small portion of their full potential is being utilized. Everything from sea water to sea salt and a huge range of plankton, seaweed, microalgae, coral, and other marine organism extracts are being used in skin care products, but that barely scratches the surface. Some of the most exciting new finds come from the very deep ocean, which remains vastly unexplored covers over 60% of the Earth and is the largest habitat on the planet.

“Microalgae can also help moisturising the skin. Porphyridium cruentum extract (Porphyraline) is made from cultured red micro algae. It contains moisturising polysaccharides similar to human GAG, which create a protective coating. In nature, part of the polysaccharide dissolves in seawater and increases the local viscosity to protect the microalgae. Porphyridium cruentum is cultured in marine spring water, which is rich in various essential minerals.”(Broakway, 2012)

At Pharmco Skincare Labs, we use this microalgae in combination with low micron polymeric technology to create BLUR, a revolutionary product that instantly firms skin and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and pores for a smooth, flawless look. The moisturizing effect of the microalgae is combined with a natural polymer matrix, based on the development of the edible film used in food production, which results in an immediate, intense physical tightening effect that is noticeable and lasts for several hours. The low micron polymeric technology works to instantly minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while providing a soft, matte finish. The result is a smooth, silky film, which makes the skin appear virtually free of fine lines, wrinkles and pores.

For more information about BLUR and other fine products from Pharmco Skin Care Labs, visit our website or call 1.800.635.0712.

Broakway, Barbara. (2012). Marine derived ingredients for personal care. IMCD Group. Retrieved rom: