Maintaining promise of 10-day results always, science-led skincare brand derives, extracts, and unlocks exclusive L-Ascorbic Acid from blue-green algae in a new vegan Vitamin C serum that restores skin clarity and improves skin texture.
“When we set out to solve a problem in 10 days with each of our formulas, the process is rigorous. If an ingredient or technology does not exist to help deliver on our promise of 10-day results, or if we see a way to re-envision traditional methods ingredients are made to elevate our commitment to high-performance, naturally-sourced and more sustainably-produced ingredients – we will make our own. This is how the brand was born and proudly continues today,” shares CEO, Rose Fernandez. “Today we have consumers searching for Vitamin C at high rates. This inspired us to develop a naturally-derived, potent Vitamin C from a bold, blue Spirulina. In our scientific study, our new Blue Algae Vitamin C outperformed other commonly used forms of vitamin C and other brightening ingredients specifically used for targeting pigmentation that we tested. No surprise given our reputation. This coupled with the fact that there was an opportunity to develop a new Vitamin C serum actually clinically studied on melanin-rich skin – who can experience skin sensitivity, blotchiness or even products that simply don’t work.”
Algenist formulated Skinclarity Brightening Serum to target the appearance of pigmentation that can start as early as your 20s. It can appear most prominently in the fair and deep complexions as dark spots, uneven tone and texture, and overall dullness. In just 10 days, consumers of all skin types, skin tones, and skin colors – including melanin-rich skin – showed enhanced brightness and luminosity, evened skin tone and texture, and improved signs of photoaging.
Tammy Yaiser, VP Product Development explains, “The team was inspired by the extensive research on blue-green algae, and for the potential to derive, extract and isolate its naturally-occurring Vitamin C component and then to regeneratively produce it in a lab. The Spirulina is sustainably grown, and the naturally-occurring Vitamin C component is isolated and concentrated. The result is a highly pure Ascorbic Acid raw material, identified simply on the ingredient list as ‘Ascorbic Acid.’ What’s also exciting about the process is that the leftover algae by-product is still rich in nutrients and can be beneficial for other applications such as fermentation, agricultural fertilizers and wastewater remediation. A part of the leftover biomass is used for making Spirulina Extract and Spirulina Oil. We considered the whole process.”
Skinclarity Brightening Serum is also formulated with Algenist’s patented ingredient Alguronic Acid to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; a Blue Skin-Forward Marine Ferment to help improve the appearance of skin texture and hydrate skin; a Triple-Action Moisturizing Complex which combines Hyaluronic Acid and Alguronic Acid to help provide a clinically measured increase in skin hydration; and Tansy Extract to help condition and soothe skin.