Extracting the essence from the sea – this is how we describe our activities in the “ocean actives” area. Marine biologists, biotechnologists and process engineers extract bioactive ingredients from algae and other marine organisms, making them available for skin and hair care as well as for nutrition. A great deal of knowledge from the “ocean biotech” sector flows into our extracts, as does the extensive experience that the “actives” team at oceanBASIS has with the processing of algae and their ingredients.
Our natural extracts come primarily from algae. The raw materials are sustainably obtained and gently processed.
The natural brown algae extract with cell-protecting polyphenols and moisturizing algae sugars.
Lamocrude ‘S, the aqueous extract of the brown algae Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp), provides remineralising, regenerating, skin conditioning and protecting properties for cosmetic and hair care products. Skin-protective substances include numerous characteristic algae sugars as well as antioxidant polyphenols. These are supplemented by the minerals and trace elements of seawater and thus provide long-lasting moisture. Gentle processing preserves the chemical integrity of the active ingredients and their physiological availability.
The refined brown algae extract with nourishing factors from algae and yeast.
Lamowell ‘S is a brown algae extract refined by fermentation from the brown algae Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp).
A real all-rounder, like the sugar kelp itself:
- Skin protection through radical scavengers
- Hydration and moisturization of the skin through hydrolyzed sulfated polysaccharides.
- Skin smoothing and regeneration through amino acids as well as highly unsaturated fatty acids
- Stimulation of collagen synthesis by low molecular weight fucoidans
The natural red algae extract with cell-protective amino acids and antioxidant peroxidases.
Palmocrude ‘P, the aqueous extract of the red alga Palmaria palmata, provides remineralizing, regenerating and cell-protecting properties for cosmetic and hair care products. In addition to the minerals and trace elements ubiquitously found in the sea, the extract also contains the valuable ingredients and skin-caring substances of the seaweed – including characteristic algae sugars and antioxidants – in bioavailable form. The mycosporine-like amino acids (MAA) complement the antioxidant effect of the polyphenols through their natural UV protection and thus synergistically provide long-lasting cell protection. At the same time, the production of skin’s own cell matrix proteins is stimulated.
Extract (aqueous extract)
Qollagen 1% (collagen fibers)
The original, oceanic collagen with high water-binding capacity
Jellyfish are the innovative new raw material source for original, pure collagen. These sea creatures are seawater come to life: they consist of 98% water. It is the collagen fibers that bind this high water content and give the jellyfish its structure. oceanBASIS gently extracts the collagen to preserve the native triple helix structure. Thus, Qollagen 1% retains the moisture-binding and film-forming properties. Only the voluminous “umbrella” (mesogloea) of the jellyfish is used in the gentle processing.
This is what is special about the extracts from oceanBASIS
The extraction of bioactive natural substances starts with the natural raw materials, the algae. We use only fresh, sustainably harvested or cultivated seaweed. Sustainably harvested means, just as in forestry, that only as much is taken from the ecosystem as will grow back and that the ecosystem is not damaged during and after removal. The valuable algae come from the company’s own farm in the Kiel Fjord as well as from Norway, Ireland and Denmark.
Freshly harvested, the algae are immediately frozen until they are used in the extraction process. In this way, the integrity of the bioactive components is maintained.
Versatile and effective!
The special feature of oceanBASIS extracts is that a cross-section of active ingredients from these fresh raw materials is prepared so gently and at the same time effectively that the effectiveness is greater than the sum of its parts. The diversity of antioxidants in algae, e.g. polyphenols, pigments, vitamins, special sugar compounds and amino acids results in a synergistic action of antioxidant effects that is stronger than in land plants, e.g. currant or pomegranate. This results in the advantage that lower doses can be used and the longevity of the extracts in terms of effect and stability is guaranteed.
Ready to Go!
Not only the effectiveness, but also the product stability of the extracts from oceanBASIS have been tested for many years in numerous formulations. Only preservatives that may be used in certified natural cosmetics are used. Our extracts are NATRUE compliant and can be easily used in most cosmetic formulations.
Thorsten Walter, Dipl. Biol., Cell Biology | Product Manager ocean actives | E-Mail: twalter(at)oceanbasis.de
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