HAIFA, IsraelFrutarom introduced Alguard, a bioactive skin shield refined from red microalgae. Research revealed a wealth of biological activities in red microalgae, demonstrating Alguards capacity as an active shield. These properties can be exploited for use in protecting the skin. It is skin-friendly as well as environmentally friendly. As a result, Alguard can help protect skin against irritants and oxidative damage.
Alguard can provide up to 20 percent reduction in skin roughness immediately after application, and a 20-percent reduction in the length and depth of fine lines, reported Anat Stern, product manager, Frutarom. It provides gloss to the skin immediately after application, according to subject evaluations.
Alguard can be used in anti-aging, sun-care, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, lip-care and lifting formulations. It doesnt change the odor or the color of the final product and its hydorgel properties are not affected over wide range of pH and temperatures.