Laminaria Spirulina (Algae) Extract
Laminaria Spirulina in Vivo Study
Aubrey®’s line of Clarifying products uses only natural acne-fighting ingredients, which give
back to the skin and hydrate as they cleanse. One of the most important elements of our
Clarifying Moisturizer (link above for your convenience) is Laminaria Spirulina, a form of algae
extract. Laminaria Spirulina grows in bodies of water all over the world, and indigenous peoples
from South America all the way to Africa have been known to harvest it for food, because it is
so nutrient-rich. We use different forms of algae in many of our Aubrey® products. Laminaria
Spirulina, however, is a very special type of algae because of its ability to tighten the
appearance of pores and add a “matte” finish to the skin. Many people seek acne treatments
that get rid of “shine” or oil on the face, and Laminaria Spirulina does so naturally. In a study
performed independently of Aubrey Organics, Inc. 60% of volunteers using Laminaria Spirulina
in test cream saw a “matte” finish on their skin after 28 days, and 50% reported that it
tightened the appearance of pores.
- 60% saw a more “matte” finish on
their skin (their skin looked less oily)
- 50% reported that the pores appeared
Shopping for acne solutions can be difficult, because many of the same products
that dissolve oil and remove blockage can also dry out and irritate the skin. It is
important to find products that balance the skin as they purify, instead of using
a harsh detergent to over-cleanse, which often leaves the skin over-dried and
*Permission to use study and photographs given to Aubrey Organics, Inc.
May not be used or distributed without written consent of Biotech Marine.