PIONEER IN MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY
PHYTOMER is one of the only skincare companies in the world that has mastered marine biotechnologies, which is the use of marine micro-organisms to produce new, totally unprecedented, natural active ingredients.
This new high-tech biochemistry, derived from the medical and pharmeceutical industries, paves the way for increasingly effective and sensorial formulas with a reduced impact on the environment.
Backed by unique biotechnological know-how, PHYTOMER’s Advanced Research team has created a new generation of active ingredients: EPS, unique and inimitable natural sugars. They include XMF, which smooths wrinkles in 1 hour and the remarkable VMR, which has powerful retexturing properties for a perfect skin texture*
The power of innovation for visible and scientifically proven results.
THE WEAVING ALGAE, THE MOISTURIZING WONDER
PICKING OF THE REPRODUCTIVE BASE
The scientists pick the base of the Alaria algae, being the most fertile part of the plant and containing the reproductive cells. This base, placed into seawater, instantly releases the algae spores.
IN VITRO GROWTH IN THE LAB
The seawater mix is placed in various culture mediums to purify it, whilst favoring the growth of the spores. The scientists place into the water a frame wrapped with thin strings onto which the young algae will attach themselves in order to continue to grow.
ROPE CULTIVATION IN THE SEA
In October the young algae are placed back into the sea by wrapping the thin string around long ropes that are located in a PHYTOMER seaweed field near Saint Malo. They grow steadily to become adult algae.
HARVESTING AND DRYING
The harvesting starts in April and lasts two months. The fresh algae are immediately dehydrated in order to preserve all of their natural qualities.
The dehydrated algae are placed into purified water and release all of their active ingredients. After one and a half hours the water is filtered to obtain the moisturizing active ingredient called Weaving Algae.
The Weaving Algae is incorporated into PHYTOMER's moisturizing products because of its exceptional capacity to reinforce the skin's water reservoir. It "knitts" back together, fibre after fibre, the tissues of the reservoir to minimize dehydration.