wesource explores an extremophilic microalgae from desert for beauty


In its new “Inspifactory series” dedicated to niche trends and active science, wesource - Seppic brand for its cosmetic active ingredients - highlights how extremophilic organisms are a source of inspiration for beauty and offers BIOPLASMA BG

Rare organisms are able to survive in hostile conditions on Earth and they are called extremophiles.

Due to the fact that extremophiles have developed highly effective, specific, and protective mechanisms, they have become a fascinating topic of research in many industries.

Indeed, extremophiles thrive in their environment thanks to complex and protective mechanisms, offering unique molecules of interest. Therefore, considering the increasing impact of the exposome on skin, extremophiles are a source of inspiration to find cosmetic solutions.

One of them is the microalgae Scenedesmus obliquus, native to the Sahel desert. Formerly covered by an ocean that receded 15 million years ago, the desert today stretches from more than 3,000 million km².

But the microalgae has survived there, while it has a very high water requirement. It can resist in spite of the strong radiation, thanks to an original morphological and pigment mechanism that enables it to become dormant when the environment is dangerous for its survival but also to revive its functions very quickly when the conditions are appropriate. It’s the ability of poikilohydry.

Because there is no greater inspiration than life itself to empower beauty, wesource offers BIOPLASMA BG, an extract of this desert survivor microalgae.

It favours epidermis detoxification and cellular energizing, even in stressed conditions. It helps to reduce skin dryness and wrinkles.

Find out more on BIOPLASMA BG here.

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