The revolutionary snow-algae extract:

  • stimulates collagen synthesis
  • acts effectively against the aging process and the visible signs of aging
  • provides protection from extreme environmental stresses such as UV rays
  • has a very strong antioxidant effect
  • improves skin elasticity

Suitable for all skin types.

Dermatologically tested.

The effects of snow algae extract

In order to slow down the aging process, the skin must be able to better defend itself against contributing factors such as climatic extremes, air pollution, constant travel, lack of sleep and stress.

Selected products in the LACURA® Skin Science Caviar Illumination range contain the additional benefits of revolutionary snow algae extract which makes the skin more resilient and adaptable to the extreme conditions of modern life.

Tiny snow algae have adapted so that they can survive in the Swiss Alps, where extremely low temperatures, an excess of UV rays and a shortage of nutrients prevail. For most organisms, it is impossible to survive in such extreme conditions. This is not the case for snow algae. To protect themselves against freezing and burning, snow algae can go into protection mode by changing colour. Red pigments protect the algae against intense sunlight and UV rays at high altitudes. In the spring, when the snow begins to melt, the spores germinate and grow as single green cells in the layer of snow, where there is enough sunlight for photosynthesis and reproduction.

This mode of action, inspired by nature, is now available for the skin.
In the laboratory, plants can be cultivated and genetically engineered so that they turn red and are switched to 'protection mode'.
Only in this state can algae produce the precious skin rejuvenating agent. This is then extracted and encapsulated in liposomes.

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