It’s skincare heaven. A single ingredient – of the algae variety, no less – that can actually keep your skin looking its best for longer. This ingredient is a microalga called Nannochloropsis ocultata and it can not only decrease fine lines by 23% but also promote long-term skin firmness.
The way of looking at skin ageing and its treatment has changed in recent years. So too have our priorities and it is now the loss of collagen and subsequent loss of firmness that takes precedence. This “sagging” or the “gravity effect” is not only a problem for mature complexions, many modern-day posture habits among younger age groups also affect the lower part of the face, also known as the “Y” area (chin, jaw and neckline).
Fortunately, this is where Nannochloropsis ocultata extract comes into its own. This powerful ingredient contains both instant and long-term skin-firming effects, helping your skin bounce back from oxidative stress and look its best for longer.
Nannochloropsis ocultata extract at a glance
As one of the star ingredients of Plant Perfection Gel Serum, this purified microalga (meaning it’s super clean) is a one-of-a-kind, quintessential skincare active. It provides skin with essential amino acids, precious vitamins (C and B12) and powerful antioxidants, as well as high-performing polysaccharides. The result is increased levels of fibroblasts and collagen production, which are both crucial to healthy, younger-looking skin. It’s well documented that the stimulation of collagen-l synthesis in the skin improves connective tissue structure, resulting in improved elasticity and firmness. What’s more, this wonder ingredient is 100% natural and produced using the latest biotechnology methods available, meaning it’s ready to work its magic on your complexion right away.
But does it really work?
The answer is yes. Not only have in vitro tests (those done in a test tube) proved that this extract promotes collagen production and reduces wrinkles, while also improving skin elasticity, but a recent trial on volunteers has also shown very similar results. Within minutes of the first application, the group aged between 40-65 years saw their skin become smoother and firmer. 12 hours after application, they experimented visible lasting effects on wrinkles, together with increased elasticity in critical facial areas such as the nasolabial folds, jawline and neck area. Furthermore, with just 2 months of continuous treatment, twice a day, wrinkles were reduced by 23%, and skin elasticity improved by 15%. Wow!
While many active ingredients claim to slow down the ageing process, only a few back up their claims with science. Not only does Nannochloropsis ocultata extract actually deliver on its promise, but it also promotes healthy and vibrant-looking skin. It’s a must for us!