algae in skin care

For years, Thalgo has incorporated algae as the basic ingredient for their skin care, body care and supplements. Why algae? Well there are several reasons this super power from the sea can benefit your skin and body.


Algae have a very high concentration of mineral elements (iodine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, cobalt, iron, fluoride, etc.) and also contain almost every vitamin and amino acid. Thanks to this particularly rich composition, algae boast antiviral as well as antibacterial qualities. They are even used to heal rheumatism and regulate the thyroid gland


In addition, Algae have the amazing ability to increase the rich content of minerals and trace elements of the sea and restore its strengthening, remineralizing and balancing properties, sometimes by up to 100,000 times. The star of treatments, algae, act like sponges in Thalassotherapy to give you the best that seawater has to offer.



The term thalassotherapy dates back to 1867 when Doctor de La Bonnardière, from Arcachon, France, invented the word from two Greek words meaning “treat with the sea” (in Greek, thalassa = sea and therapeia = treatment).


 Thalassotherapy takes place in a special marine site. It combines the use of all the benefits of the marine environment under medical supervision with a preventive and curative aim. These benefits include the marine climate, seawater, marine mud, algae, sand and other substances extracted from the sea. Thalassotherapy must be carried out in close proximity to the sea.


The curative properties of seawater and the marine climate have been used for therapeutic means since ancient times. Today’s Marine Treatments are a true asset for our well-being. So instead of asking why algae, we should really be asking why NOT?

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